Hamish McKeich has established an acclaimed partnership with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. He served as the orchestra’s associate conductor from 2002–2006, continuing thereafter to perform and record with them. Working regularly in Australia and Europe and conducting all the major orchestras in New Zealand, he has performed in New Zealand, Australia, China, the Netherlands, England, Armenia, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, France and Germany. Initially a bassoonist, he studied conducting with Ilya Musin, Valery Gergiev and Sian Edwards. Recently he has conducted the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Elision Ensemble, Metropole Orkest, Asko Ensemble of Holland, Orchestra Filarmonica Italiana, Armenian Philharmonic, Sydney Symphony, Adelaide Symphony, Melbourne Symphony, Queensland Symphony, Auckland Philharmonia and the Christchurch Symphony amongst others. He has given over ninety world premières of new works and is also chief conductor of the contemporary ensemble Stroma. In 2012 Hamish McKeich was awarded a Douglas Lilburn Trust citation for services to New Zealand music.
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