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Matilda Hofman

Matilda Hofman, whose conducting has been described as having “a striking sense of purpose” and “taut and finely controlled” works regularly with a wide range of groups in Europe, and in California, where she lives. Matilda has performed at the Salzburg Festival, Berliner Festspiele, Holland Festival and Ruhrtriennale among others. She has conducted Ensemble Modern, the SWR Sinfonie-Orchester, Ensemble Recherche, and Kammerakademie Potsdam.
In California she has conducted the Fremont Symphony Orchestra, Festival Opera, Sierra Summer Festival, Left Coast Chamber Ensemble. She is currently starting her fifth year as Music Director of the Diablo Symphony Orchestra. She is principal conductor of Empyrean Ensemble and Director of the Early Music Ensemble at UC Davis. She has also served as assistant conductor for the San Francisco Ballet.
Matilda studied at the University of Cambridge, the Royal Academy of Music in London, and the Eastman School of Music, and also as a conducting fellow at the Aspen Music Festival. Her conducting mentors have included Ingo Metzmacher, Martyn Brabbins, Michael Morgan, David Zinman Kurt Masur, Sir Colin Davis. She holds awards from the Conductors’ Guild of America and the League of American Orchestras.