Marc Taddei

Conductor Marc Taddei is Music Director of two orchestras, Orchestra Wellington in New Zealand’s capital city, and the Vallejo Symphony Orchestra, near San Francisco in the United States.

His zest for creating engaging, erudite and innovative programmes, and his close audience connection, have won for him an unsurpassed public following and continued critical acclaim in both cities. Orchestra Wellington has the highest average paid attendance level for subscription concerts in New Zealand, often selling out the 2000-seat Michael Fowler Centre. In California, his orchestra achieved subscription and ticket results not seen in a generation in just his second season.

Taddei has conducted all the major orchestras in Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong. In addition to his own orchestra in the US, he has conducted the Richmond Symphony, the Louisiana Philharmonic, the Oregon, Fort Worth and New Haven Symphony Orchestras, the Eugene Symphony, and the Southwest Florida Symphony. He has also conducted for the New York City Ballet, the Hong Kong Ballet, the Royal New Zealand Ballet, New Zealand Opera, and the New Zealand International Festival of the Arts, the Auckland Festival and the New Zealand International Film Festival.

Marc has worked with such diverse artists as Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Anne Sofie von Otter, Cecile Licad, Angela Brown, Julian Lloyd Webber, Horacio Gutiérrez, Simon O’Neill, Ilya Gringolts, Joanna MacGregor, Jonathan Lemalu, the late Sir Howard Morrison, Michael Houstoun, Gregg Baker, Dame Malvina Major and many others.

His international movie production conducting includes Krampus, King Kong, Under the Mountain, No.2, and Dean Spanley. His music discography includes more than 40 recordings of eclectic and significant repertoire on the Sony, BMG, Koch, Columbia, Trust, ASV, Universal, Rattle, Concordance and Kiwi Pacific labels.

Marc divides his time between his home in New Zealand’s beautiful South Island, Wellington and San Francisco.

Marc conducts the NZSO as part of our Open Rehearsal events.