Celebrated for his “magnificent contribution as Music Director” by The Press, lauded as “a real interpreter of boldly romantic inclinations” by the Dominion Post and singled out for his “intensity, commitment and attention to detail” by the Capital Times, conductor Marc Taddei was appointed Music Director of Orchestra Wellington in 2007. His zest for creating engaging, erudite and innovative programmes, combined with his close audience connection, has won for him an unsurpassed public following and continuing critical acclaim.
Marc frequently conducts every professional orchestra in New Zealand, and works often with the national ballet and opera companies. His frequent appearances at the New Zealand International Festival include the 2012 premiere of NBR New Zealand Opera’s Hohepa, and two superbly reviewed performances with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra again this year.
Outside of New Zealand, Marc guest conducts the major Australian orchestras, and returns each year to conduct in the United States. Marc’s 2012 debut with New York City Ballet led to an immediate re-invitation for three Balanchine ballets in 2013, and this year he makes his mainland Chinese debut with the Xiamen Philharmonic Orchestra, conducting an all-Dvorak programme with cellist Wendy Warner. Already he is preparing for a new tour to Asia in 2015.
Marc Taddei has conducted the Sydney, Melbourne, Queensland, Tasmanian, and Adelaide Symphony Orchestras, Orchestra Victoria, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, the Auckland Philharmonia and the Silesian State Opera in the Czech Republic. In the US, he conducted the Richmond Symphony, the Louisiana Philharmonic, the Oregon, Fort Worth and New Haven Symphony Orchestras, the Eugene Symphony, and the Southwest Florida Symphony.
Marc has worked with such diverse artists as Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Anne Sofie von Otter, Julian Lloyd Webber, Horacio Gutiérrez, Simon O’Neill, Jonathan Lemalu, Joshua Redman, James Morrison, Diana Krall, Bobby Shew, Art Garfunkel, and Kenny Rogers, among many others. This year Marc appeared with top stars Billy Ocean, Mel C, Leo Sayer, Sharon Corr and Ronan Keating.