Canada's Symphony Nova Scotia Announces New Music Director

Symphony Nova Scotia has announced the appointment of conductor Holly Mathieson as the ensemble’s new Music Director


Symphony Nova Scotia, in Halifax, Canada, has this week announced the appointment of 38-year-old New Zealand-born conductor Holly Mathieson as the ensemble’s new Music Director - effective immediately.

A graduate of the University of Otago and the University of Melbourne Conservatorium, Holly currently serves as Assistant Conductor with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra - and as Resident Conductor with the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland.

“Holly Mathieson is a spectacular musician, a passionate communicator and a collaborative, highly experienced conductor ... she shares deeply in our orchestra’s commitment to artistic excellence and community connection and we know she will become a vital part of our province’s rich musical life,” Symphony Nova Scotia's Board Director, Nancy Barteaux has this week said.

“I’m delighted to be returning to Halifax ... it is such a beautiful city, and as a New Zealander of Scottish heritage, the Canadian culture and landscape feel very comfortable and familiar," Holly has this week said.