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Mark Shiell

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Dynamic conductor Mark Shiell's passionate music-making invigorates audiences and musicians.

Currently serving as Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Zelman Memorial Symphony Orchestra, Shiell is also the Principal Conductor of the Percy Grainger Youth Orchestra and the Macquarie Philharmonia.

Whilst his commitment to his regular conducting posts account for the major portion of his yearly schedule, Shiell's guest conducting has included performances with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Canberra Symphony, St. Petersburg State Academic Symphony Orchestra, Moscow Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa, Victorian Opera and Sydney Sinfonia.

Conducting engagements have taken Shiell across the globe but his love of community and youth music has kept him busy contributing to the growth and development of important initiatives in both of these areas here in Australia. Among these have been the Melbourne New Orchestra, State Music Camp, Melbourne Youth Music Summer School, the Choir of the Southern Cross, the Canberra Concerto Orchestra and the Kanazawa Children's Orchestra. Currently he is working to develop an annual regional orchestra weekend for ensembles from across Victoria to meet and perform together.

Shiell is in his seventh season as Principal Conductor and Artistic Director of the Zelman Symphony. Among the hallmarks of this periods are a sharp rise in standards, programming which has grown in scope and ambition, innovative collaboration and the growth of audience numbers to an unprecedented level.

Mark Shiell has appeared with the Zelman Symphony in the following concerts:

3 December 2016 - Scandinavian Masterpieces
27 November 2016 - Scandinavian Masterpieces
10 September 2016 - American Story
19 June 2016 - Boroondara Eisteddfod Piano Concerto Award
22 May 2016 - Young Romantics
21 May 2016 - Young Romantics
5 March 2016 - Winter Daydreams
3 January 2016
2 January 2016
5 December 2015 - Russian Dance
22 November 2015 - Russian Dance
20 September 2015 - Classic Trumpet
19-20 September 2015 - Classic Trumpet
31 May 2015 - Boroondara Eisteddfod Piano Concerto Award
28 March 2015 - Horn Power
22 March 2015 - Horn Power
7 December 2014 - The Planets
6 December 2014 - The Planets
20 September 2014 - Emperor Concerto
5 April 2014 - Drama, Energy and Colour
30 March 2014 - Drama, Energy and Colour
22 February 2014
30 November 2013 - Brahms and Beethoven
24 November 2013 - Brahms and Beethoven
22 September 2013 - 80th Anniversary Concerts - Mahler Symphony No. 8
21 September 2013 - 80th Anniversary Concerts - Mahler Symphony No. 8
16 June 2013- Boroondara Eisteddfod Piano Concerto Award
23 March 2013 - Great Classics
17 March 2013 - Great Classics
1 December 2012 - Czech Please!
28 October 2012 - Federation Square 10th Anniversary
16 September 2012 - Forbidden Love
15 September 2012 - Forbidden Love
17 June 2012 - Boroondara Eisteddfod Piano Concerto Award
31 March 2012 - Pastoral Fantasy
25 March 2012 - Pastoral Fantasy
3 December 2011 - Bruch's Masterpiece
10 September 2011
19 June 2011
2 April 2011
20 March 2011
19 February 2011
20 November 2010
12 September 2010
4 September 2010
30 May 2010
13 March 2010
21 November 2009
22 June 2007
22 April 2007
21 April 2007
23 April 2006, 2.00pm
1 April 2006
24 April 2005
2 April 2005
25 April 2004
27 March 2004


The above details were supplied by the individual conductor and were current at the time of their last performance with the Zelman Symphony.

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