Conductor Holly Mathieson currently holds 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 Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow. In summer 2015, she debuts as Associate Conductor for Opera Holland Park, conducting the Christine Collins Young Artist performance of Delibes' Lakmé. She also has ongoing guest conducting engagements with the St Matthew's Chamber Orchestra (New Zealand), National Youth Orchestra of Scotland Junior Orchestra and celebrates the launch concert of the Horizont Musik-Kollektiv in Berlin.
Highlights of the 2013/14 season included assisting both Esa-Pekka Salonen and Christoph von Dohnanyi at the Philharmonia Orchestra (London), and assisting Marin Alsop at the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Prom, the BBCSO Last Night of the Proms, and with the Sao Paolo Symphony Orchestra on their recent European tour.
Awards for Holly's work include a 2013 Professional Development Grant from Creative NZ, the 2012 AMP Regional Scholarship from Roost Mortgages, the 2009 Patronage Award from Adrienne, Lady Stewart and the NZ Arts Foundation, and the Elman Poole Travelling Scholarship (2006). Holly was named a Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellow in 2008. She was also given a high commendation in the 2013 Taki Concordia Fellowship, and receives ongoing mentoring from Marin Alsop as a result of her prize.