The National Youth Orchestras of Scotland announce conductor of NYOS Junior Orchestra 2015-2018


‘I'm delighted to be cementing my relationship with NYOS in this way: the players are such great spirits, and give their all in rehearsal - we work like professionals and anything is possible with them. Our two concerts this season have left me with a clear view of what is possible, and what will be of most benefit to the players' development as young artists’. Conductor of NYOS Junior Orchestra, Holly Mathieson

Holly, from New Zealand, began working with NYOS Junior Orchestra during its prep weekend in March followed by its spring course in April this year. From the outset her work ethic, approach and respect for these young musicians was clear, developing into a lovely rapport and excellent working relationship.

This continued to develop throughout the summer course, where we caught up with Holly to ask her about her new appointment and what it’s like, working with NYOS – Please Click Here to watch the short interview

All the dedication and hard work paid off, culminating in an inspired, 5 STAR performance in front of a capacity crowd at Greyfriars Kirk in Edinburgh. “Everything they did, guided and released by the charismatic New Zealand conductor Holly Mathieson, from MacCunn's Land of the Mountain and Flood to Gliere's little-known, gloriously-melodic Horn Concerto, came soaring off the page”. Michael Tumelty, The Herald Scotland

You can read the review in full by Clicking Here

Holly also recently held one of the world's most coveted fellowships for emerging conductors, assisting Donald Runnicles at the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and working as Leverhulme Conducting Fellow at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow.

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