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Marc Taddei

Marc Taddei Photo credit: John McDermott

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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, and the Vallejo Symphony Orchestra in the United States in 2016. 

Marc frequently conducts every professional orchestra in New Zealand, guest conducts the major Australian orchestras, and returns each year to conduct in the United States. His work with dance companies includes performances with the New York City Ballet, Hong Kong Ballet, Australian Ballet School,  Royal New Zealand Ballet, NZ Dance Company, Black Grace and the Footnote Dance Company.  He frequently conducts in Hong Kong and Mainland Chine. 

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 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. 

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 and James Morrison, among many others.  His impressive discography includes nearly 30 recordings of eclectic and significant repertoire on the Sony, BMG, Koch, Columbia, Trust, ASV, Universal, Rattle, Concordance and Kiwi Pacific labels, and many of his discs are featured in streaming audio on the Naxos music library web site. 

Marc is a graduate of the Juilliard School in Manhattan, where he received both bachelors and masters degrees. He now divides his time between Auckland, Wellington and San Francisco.