Hugh Keelan has conducted throughout the world, from the Residentie Orchestra (conducted by Toscanini) in The Hague, Holland, to the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (in pioneering recordings of seminal American symphonies by Roy Harris and William Schuman), the Saint Louis Symphony (with a world premier), and the Windham Orchestra (creating excellence, transcendence and inclusion in community). He has collaborated with the great artists of our times, including Solti, Haitink, Sir Colin Davis, Shura Cherkassky, Maurice Sendak, Tom Stoppard. In the future with TUNDI will be the opera Boudica, composed and written with Jenna Rae, in which audiences will learn Celtic war cries, and from their seats participate in battle scenes with the Roman occupiers; and with the Windham Orchestra, Martinu’s Viola Rhapsody-Concerto, Duparc’s complete works for orchestra: Lénore and Aux étoiles,Shostakovich Symphony No.8, Strauss’ Vier letzte Lieder, Mahler Symphony No. 8, Hindemith Nobilissima visione, and Mendelssohn ‘Scottish’ Symphony, and Die Zauberflöte.
Amongst many Guest Conducting engagements, highlights have been with the Saint Louis Symphony, La Fenice in Venice, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and the Residentie Orchestra of The Hague. In the opera house (Covent Garden, Glyndebourne, Metropolitan Opera) Maestro Keelan has worked with such luminaries as Sir Georg Solti, Sir Bernard Haitink and Sir Colin Davis, Sir Peter Hall, Andre Serban, Maurice Sendak, and Tom Stoppard.