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, it is with much excitement that ASPIRE announces the appointment of renowned Orchestral Conductor Marc Taddei who joins ASPIRE as the adjudicator of the Orchestra section. It goes without saying, that Marc’s commitment to music directorships and his reputation for attention to detail and connection with his audience will be an enormous asset to the 2019 event.

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.

Marc’s orchestra in Wellington has surpassed every other orchestra in New Zealand with the highest average paid attendance level for subscription concerts, now averaging over 1850 people per concert. And the final concert of his first season in Vallejo broke all box office records for the 85-year old orchestra; there was standing room only, with dozens turned away at the door.

Marc Taddei has conducted all six major Australian orchestra as well as Orchestra Victoria, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, the Auckland Philharmonia and Hong Kong Philharmonic.

He has conducted for Hollywood and international movie productions including Krampus, King Kong, Under the Mountain, No.2, and Dean Spanley. He also conducted the soundtrack to Britain’s Channel 4 film, “Wagner’s Ring”, which won the prestigious Prix de Basle Special Jury Award for the “most outstanding contribution to European culture in television”.

Marc’s 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 website.

ASPIRE welcomes Marc Taddei on board and encourages you to read more about this talented conductor who has made a reputable name for himself in the industry here To read more click here.