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Hamish McKeich



Hamish McKeich, an immensely versatile conductor, works regularly in Australia and Europe and conducts all the major Orchestras in New Zealand. He has performed in New Zealand, Australia, China, the Netherlands, England, Austria, Switzerland, France and Germany. From 2002-2006 he was Associate Conductor of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and performs regularly with them to this day. He is also chief conductor of the contemporary ensembles Stroma and 175East.

He has worked with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Metropole Orkest of the Netherlands Radio, Asko Ensemble of Holland, Sydney Symphony, Adelaide Symphony and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra's, Auckland Philharmonia, Christchurch Symphony and the EX Orchestra amongst others. He has recently toured China as Music Director of the National Philharmonic Orchestra of New Zealand.

Hamish McKeich studied conducting with world renowned teacher and pedagogue Ilya Musin and also prominent conductors Valery Gergiev, Sian Edwards and Peter Eötvös. McKeich was a participant in the Kirill Kondrashin International Conducting Masterclass in Hilversum, Holland and was also a finalist of the Gergiev Festival Conductors Masterclass, under the guidance of Professor Ilya Musin and Valery Gergiev.

Highlights of Hamish McKeich's upcoming engagements include regular concerts and recordings with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, further engagements with Auckland Philharmonia and contemporary ensemble ELISION. Hamish also conducts and directs contemporary and experimental performances with New Zealand's two premiere music ensembles, Stroma and 175 East.