“One of the brightest rising stars in the conducting firmament”

Sought after for her insightful interpretations and dynamic presence, New Zealand-born Gemma New is the newly appointed Artistic Advisor and Principal Conductor of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. She also holds the titles of Music Director of the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra and Principal Guest Conductor of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Hailed by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch as “a rising star in the musical firmament”, New is the recipient of the prestigious 2021 Sir George Solti Conducting Award.

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"Her leadership was the picture of confidence: boldly energized, smartly paced, every cue in place"

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NZSO: Podium Series – Spectacular

Gemma and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra perform the beloved Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, by Ralph Vaughan Williams, paired with Sibelius’ Symphony No. 5.

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