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5 Aug 2015
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Delivering all sold-out performances on their June 2015 tour to Turkey, Simon Murphy and The Hague's Baroque orchestra, The New Dutch Academy (NDA), appeared at the 43rd Istanbul Music Festival performing their internationally successful concert...
5 Aug 2015
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Simon Murphy has been commissioned by the Netherlands' Prinsjesfestival to create and perform a special festival programme commemorating the arrival of WA Mozart in The Hague exactly 250 years ago this September. The September 2015 performances w...
2 Jun 2015
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Simon Murphy and The Hague's Baroque orchestra, The New Dutch Academy (NDA), will appear at the 43rd Istanbul Music Festival this June performing their internationally successful concert programme “Bach and his Dutch Contemporaries”. Other festiva...
26 Feb 2015
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This year sees Simon Murphy's vibrant and engaging, hand-crafted concert programme Bach and his Dutch Contemporaries  enjoying its 10th year of international success. Together with members of The Hague's Baroque orchestra, The New Dutch Academy ...
6 Dec 2014
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During research this autumn in the historic Weimar Theatre archives for his Gothic Project, Simon Murphy has made some very exciting repertoire discoveries. Containing original working material from the theatre's writers and directors including G...
1 Dec 2014
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Simon Murphy has been asked to create and perform a special new production for the Netherlands' Council of State. Commemorating the 450th anniversary of a seminal address of William the Silent to the Council of State in which the Dutch leader out...
4 Sep 2014
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Cleopatra, Delilah, Judith, Lucretia ... Opening the new season in The Netherlands, Murphy presents a fiery and passionate programme of arias by Handel, Vivaldi and their contemporaries, together with instrumental music by Bach, Vivaldi and Telem...
3 Sep 2014
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Fresh from her triumphs at the Salzburger Festspiele and Komische Oper Berlin, German star soprano Gudrun Sidonie Otto treads the boards in The Hague this September for Simon Murphy's classical stage at the Netherlands' Embassy Festival. She is jo...
3 Sep 2014
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Simon Murphy writes about his experiences working at the classic Philips Studios throughout the years in a highly personal article for the world's most read, on-line classical music journal.
27 Apr 2014
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Simon Murphy will make his début with the Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra (OPS) in season 2014-2015. Taking the listener on a musical road trip of 18th century European symphonic centres, Murphy will conduct the OPS in a series of concerts of M...
27 Apr 2014
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June 2014 sees conductor Simon Murphy and The Hague's Baroque orchestra, The New Dutch Academy (NDA) make their second tour to Hong Kong and China together. Performing the programme "Bach and his Dutch Contemporaries", Murphy and the NDA are tour...
15 Mar 2014
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In a new partnership with Limelight Magazine, conductor Simon Murphy's blog column, "New Horizons", features personal stories on international musical travels, explorations and discoveries. The first instalment, entitled "The Italian Job" , give...
30 Dec 2013
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Simon Murphy and members of The Hague's Baroque Orchestra, The New Dutch Academy (NDA), have given a special concert performance for their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, HRH Princess Beatrix, Vice President Pi...
30 Dec 2013
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Entitled “The Hague – International City of Music in the 18th Century”, conductor Simon Murphy and The Hague's Baroque orchestra, The New Dutch Academy (NDA), have developed a new musical walking tour and “app” bringing the richly international mu...
30 Dec 2013
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First “Gothic Project” Production a Success  Conductor Simon Murphy recently premièred his Gothic Project  performing the symphonic concert programme Black Magic  in The Hague's Philipszaal. Exploring the world of Polidori's  The Vampyre , Ma...
13 Sep 2013
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In May 2013, Simon Murphy appeared as guest conductor with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra (QSO) delivering sold out performances at the brand new QSO headquarters at the ABC Southbank Studios in Brisbane, Australia. Performing two hand-tailored...
1 Sep 2013
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Embassy Festival, The Hague, Saturday 7 September 2013 Held annually in the beautiful, historic centre of The Hague, the Netherlands' Embassy Festival is a vibrant and cosmopolitan celebration of the world's musical and culinary arts. Curat...
12 Feb 2013
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Dutch-based Australian conductor Simon Murphy (Sydney, 1973) will make his début with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra (QSO) in Brisbane, Australia this May with a special double bill. Entitled Roman Holiday and New Generation , Murphy's hand-...
5 Feb 2013
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Dutch-based Australian conductor Simon Murphy (39) has successfully made his Baltic début conducting Bach's monumental Mass in B Minor with the Latvian State Choir in Riga in December 2012. Murphy performed Bach's masterpiece together with the L...
4 Feb 2013
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Dutch-based Australian conductor Simon Murphy (Sydney, 1973) has successfully made his début in China this November with appearances in Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Hangzhou and Beijing. During the 2 ½ week tour, Murphy also gave master-classes and worksh...
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