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Mark Hodgkinson

Mark Hodgkinson is a Christchurch free-lance conductor and music teacher. He has been the conductor of the Canterbury Philharmonia since 1988. Mark studied performance trumpet at the University of Canterbury and in Sweden, and played with the Auckland Philharmonia for three years before returning to Christchurch. Mark�s conducting experience began with Christchurch School of Music ensembles and continued in Sweden with the Limhamns Brass Band. He gained further experience at the Aspen Music Festival and School in Colorado, supported by Creative New Zealand and an Arts Excellence Award from the Community Trust. Mark has conducted for Perkel Opera, Mercury Opera, Christchurch Operatic, Canterbury Music Theatre, Christchurch Youth Orchestra, South Island Youth Orchestra, Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, Nelson Symphony Orchestra, Canterbury Opera, Da Capo, Camerata Strings, Resonance, the Christchurch Doctors� Orchestra and the New Zealand Doctors� Orchestra. He also conducted Toi Toi Opera�s successful inaugural production of Suor Angelica in February 2021

Mark Hodgkinson
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