Gemma New
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New Zealander Gemma New, 35, has been appointed Artistic Advisor and Principal Conductor of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. Her title takes immediate effect with the start of the 2022 season and lasts for three years, through the 2024 season.

New is also Music Director of Canada’s Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra and Principal Guest Conductor of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

As a senior member of the NZSO’s artistic team, New will conduct a wide range of programs with the Orchestra, perform in several New Zealand centers, advise closely on the direction of programming, projects, collaborations and contribute to other artistic matters for the Orchestra.

She joins NZSO Principal Conductor-in-Residence Hamish McKeich, Honorary Conductor Pietari Inkinen and Music Director Emeritus James Judd.

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