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

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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.

 

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