Another kiwi stick rises

Another kiwi stick rises


norman lebrecht

June 07, 2016

Hot on the heels of Gemma New, Holly M has landed the coveted Scottish job:

New Zealand conductor Holly Mathieson, currently based in the UK, has been appointed as the Royal Scottish National Orchestra’s (RSNO) new Assistant Conductor, following a recruitment process which attracted over three-hundred applicants world-wide.

Holly has previously been assistant to former RSNO Principal Guest Conductor Marin Alsop, Assistant Conductor to Donald Runnicles at the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, and continues as conductor for the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland’s Junior Orchestra.


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  • Barbara says:

    Congratulations to Holly. I hope this news reaches NZ newspapers but I doubt it.

    • Duncan McLennan says:

      Alas you’re correct. No publicity whatsoever about the achievements of either woman.

      But they are responsible for this – had they chosen to be All Black rugby players instead of classical musicians they would have had as much publicity as they wanted.