Primo Artists New York has today announced the signing of New Zealand-born conductor Gemma New to its roster – for general management, effective immediately.
A graduate of the Peabody Institute of Music and the University of Canterbury, Gemma previously served as a Dudamel Conducting Fellow with the Los Angeles Philharmonic – and currently serves as Music Director of the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra and Resident Conductor with the St. Louis Symphony.
The 32-year-old will take up the position of Principal Guest Conductor with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra from the commencement of the 2019/2020 season.
“Gemma New is a major conducting talent and I am delighted to welcome her to the Primo Artists roster …” agency founder Charlotte Lee has said.
“She has a natural expressiveness on the podium and a brilliant combination of dynamism, musical sensitivity and authority … I am very much looking forward to working with her and building on what is already a highly exciting career,” she has said.
“I am so excited and pleased to be joining the world-class roster of Primo Artists … I look forward to working closely with Charlotte and her team, and I’m confident we will enjoy a highly successful partnership,” Gemma has said.
Primo Artists’ roster also includes superstar violinists Itzhak Perlman, Joshua Bell and Nicola Benedetti, pianists Beatrice Rana and Seong-Jin Cho – and conductors Cristian Măcelaru and Christian Reif.
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