Conductor Marc Taddei begins his 12th season as Music Director of Orchestra Wellington with the 2018 season. During his tenure critics have repeatedly remarked on his extraordinary connection with audiences and zest for continually creating engaging, erudite and innovative programmes.
Marc is also music director of the Vallejo Symphony Orchestra near San Francisco in the United States. He is a frequent guest conductor in Australia as well as with every professional orchestra in New Zealand, working with the national ballet and opera companies, the New Zealand International Festival of the Arts, the Auckland Festival and the New Zealand International Film Festival.
He has worked with such diverse artists as Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Anne Sofie von Otter, Ilya Gringolts, Julian Lloyd Webber, Horacio Gutiérrez, Simon O’Neill, Michael Houstoun, Joshua Redman, James Morrison, Diana Krall, Bobby Shew, Art Garfunkel, Dave Dobbyn and Kenny Rogers, among many, many others. His discography includes more than 30 recordings.
Marc is a graduate of the Julliard School in Manhattan, where he received both bachelors and masters degrees before moving to New Zealand. He divides his time between Queenstown, Wellington and San Francisco.
”[Bouquet for Marc Taddei]… whose energy, exuberance, drive and vision proved beyond all doubt that music is an essential feature of daily life in a 21st century city.” The Press
“Marc Taddei skilfully took the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra to new heights with an outstanding concert that was nothing short of brilliant in all aspects.” The Press
“The hero was Marc Taddei. His was a real interpretation. His tempi were swiftish but apt, rhythms were beautifully sprung - never sagging and dynamics were scrupulously observed.” The Dominion Post