Conductor Profile:
Gordon Gerrard

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Previous NUOVA Festival Credits:

Candide (2014)
Alcina (2012)
Le nozze di Figaro (2011)
Falstaff (2010)
Cosi fan tutte (2009)
La Périchole (2006)
Evening of One Acts (2004)
Little Women (2003)
Suor Angelica & Amelia al ballo (2001)
Hänsel und Gretel (2000)


Gordon Gerrard has established a unique place in the new generation of Canadian musicians. Trained first as a pianist and subsequently as a specialist in operatic repertoire, Gordon brings a fresh perspective to the podium. His passion and dedication to producing thrilling musical experiences have endeared him to his fellow musicians and the public alike. Gordon is currently in his second season as Assistant Conductor of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, and has led the orchestra in a wide range of repertoire in over 60 performances. In the fall of 2014, Gordon will be promoted to the position of Associate Conductor of the Vancouver Symphony.

For four seasons, Gordon held the positions of Resident Conductor and Repetiteur for Calgary Opera. He conducted seven productions while in residence in Calgary, including the highly successful La Bohème in 2012, and in 2013 was invited back to launch Calgary Opera’s summer festival Opera in the Village. During his tenure in Calgary, Gordon was honoured with the Mayor’s Award for Emerging Artists for his contribution to the musical life of the city. A passionate and gifted educator, Gordon has been engaged as a conductor and lecturer by many institutions, including McGill University and the University of Manitoba. He has served as a conductor for Opera NUOVA over the past ten years, and on the music staffs at the Banff Centre for the Arts, the Canadian Vocal Arts Institute (Montreal), Halifax Summer Opera Festival and the Manhattan School of Music. He is a regular vocal coach for Calgary Opera’s Emerging Artist Program and l’Opéra de Montréal’s Atelier Lyrique.