New Zealand classical music & contemporary art music

New Zealand Classical & Contemporary Music
A comprehensive listing of websites

Magazines, blogs Opera Orchestras Pianists Schools Singers Violin

A – L     M – Z


 

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Adam Chamber Music Festival
The Adam Chamber Music Festival is a performance-based international chamber music festival produced in Nelson every two years.
The festival features guest artists from abroad as well as leading artists from around New Zealand performing chamber music works, many made possible by musical collaborations created during the festival.

Adams, Peter

Peter Adams, composer.

Agents, publishing rights *

Agents, managers, bookings, services.
A directory from MusicNZ.

INZA: International New Zealand Artists
Representing world class artists in their respective disciplines.

Australasian Performing Right Association
The songwriters and publishers’ association collects performance monies on behalf of its members internationally. APRA’s NZ office is located in Mt Eden, Auckland. APRA presents the annual Silver Scroll, SOUNZ Contemporary and APRA Maioha awards.
PPNZ
PPNZ Music Licensing is a non-profit organisation established to administer the rights of local and international record labels and recording artists in the New Zealand territory.

Paul Gleeson Associates, Auckland (email address).

Amplifer. New Zealand music downloads.

Arch Hill Recordings, Auckland

 

Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music
ABRSM is the exam board of the Royal Schools of Music, delivering over 650,000 exams and assessments every year in 93 countries. ABRSM is committed to supporting high-quality music-making, learning and development throughout the world, and to producing the best possible resources for music teachers and students.

Atoll
Classical, Historical and Contemporary New Zealand recordings.

The Audio Foundation
An online database, resource and networking hub for experimental audio culture in NZ.

Auckland *

Auckland Chamber Orchestra
A professional chamber orchestra, under the direction of  Peter Scholes.

Auckland Gigs. Mukuna.
Mukuna is a database of Auckland music event information and a gig guide distribution system. It is a tool for helping venues and promoters let the public know what’s on. Enter your events once, see them listed in multiple places. Maps to most every venue in town.

Auckland Music Theatre
Auckland’s longest running musical theatre group.

Auckland Philharmonia
The orchestra has been around for more than 23 years and has now achieved regional icon status. Resident in Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city, the orchestra performs more than 145 concerts a year and has performed with Placido Domingo, José Carreras and Luciano Pavarotti, Nigel Kennedy and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, the orchestra’s Patron.

Auckland Symphony Orchestra

Auckland University School of Music

Audio Foundation of New Zealand
The Audio Foundation, founded in April 2004, is a Charitable Trust for the support of innovative and experimental audio culture in NZ. The presentation of this includes performances, CD releases, radio transmissions, field recordings, installations, site-specific public work and work in conjunction with new media.

Australian Music Centre

B

Bands, singers *

Bands on video. New Zealand bands on YouTube.

Bands and D J Guide.  Reaction
Reviews, archives, events.

Simon Grigg’s site.

Wikipedia entry on New Zealand music.

 

Bellringers
The Australian and New Zealand Association of Bellringers.

Besser, Jonathon

Jonathon Besser. SOUNZ

Blake, Christopher

Christopher Blake
The well-known New Zealand contemporary composer. Sounz

Christopher Blake’s  The Furnance of Pihunga
HRL Morrison Music Trust


New Zealand Blues Society, New Zealand Blues news.

Brass Bands Association of New Zealand

Bruce Mason Centre, Takapuna, Auckland
A major music, theatre and events auditorium at Auckland’s North Shore.

C

Calendars, events, concerts *

Calendar of music events, from Sounz.

Carr, Edwin

Edwin Carr
Biography and list of works.

Edwin Carr
Wikipedia

Centre for New Zealand Music (SOUNZ)
New Zealand classical music, jazz, experimental music.

CDs, Music Distributors *

Atoll
Classical, Historical and Contemporary New Zealand recordings.

Promethean Editions

Real Groovy
Second-hand CDs and records.

New Zealand classical music cds.  Sounz.org.
Choral, chamber, Maori and Pacific, Orchestral music.

Chamber Music *

Adam Chamber Music Festival


Auckland Chamber Orchestra
A professional chamber orchestra, under the direction of Peter Scholes.

Chamber Music New Zealand

Chamber Music NZ, Christchurch Branch.

New Zealand String Quartet

Stroma Contemporary Music Ensemble. Wellington

Christchurch Symphony Orchestra.

Choirs *

Auckland Choral Society

Bach Musica
Founded in 1977, Bach Musica is a choir and orchestra specializing in music of the Baroque and Classical periods.

The Big Sing choir contest.

Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament Choir and Orchestra, Christchurch.

Cecilian Singers, a choir of women’s voices from the city ofChristchurch.

The Christchurch Liedertafel

Christchurch City Choir

Festival Singers, Wellington

Graduate Choir
A mixed voice chorus & male voice chorus based in Auckland.

Male Choirs in New Zealand.

Musica Sacra
A chamber choir of around 30 voices committed to the highest standards of choral excellence. Based in Auckland.

The New Zealand Choral Federation

The Orpheus Choir of Wellington

Tower Voices New Zealand
The Tower New Zealand Youth Choir

Christchurch *

Christchurch Symphony Orchestra

Organ. The Reiger Pipe Organ
in The Christchurch Town Hall. Events, music, sound files and more.

Competitions, awards, residences and scholarships *

Awards and competitions,
a web directory of New Zealand classical music awards and competitions, from The Ministry of Culture and Heritage.

Auckland Philharmonia composer residence, workshops, awards.

Kerikeri National Piano Competition

Lexus Song Quest (NZ Opera)

Lexus Song Quest past winners. Wikipedia.

Michael Hill International Violin Competition

Scholarships and prizes from The New Zealand School of Music

The SOUNZ Contemporary Award,
a composers award, is a project of both APRA, Australasian Performing Rights Association, and SOUNZ. Entry forms are published with the mid-year issue of APRAP New Zealand, the APRA publication or they are available from SOUNZ.

Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards

Composers: see also alphabetical listing on these pages *

Biographical dictionary of New Zealand composers,
compiled by John Mansfield Thomson.

Composers Association of New Zealand

Composers.
New Zealand composers, a searchable database from  Sounz.

Composers index, from Sounz.

Composers – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Young Composer Awards

The SOUNZ Contemporary Award,
is a project of both APRA, Australasian Performing Rights Association, and SOUNZ. Entry forms are published with the mid-year issue of APRAP New Zealand, the APRA publication or they are available from SOUNZ.

Screen Composers Guild of New Zealand

Concert FM
New Zealand’s classical music station. A fine music network, broadcasting classical music, alongside the best in contemporary music, as well as informative spoken features about the musical world

Concerts *

Event Finder
Arts and culture, music and gigs, sports, business, education. List your own events here.

SOUNZ
Search the database for classical and contemporary music events.

Conductors *

Gary Brain
Gary Brain

Gary Daverne, 
Gary Daverne, conductor, composer and arranger

Tecwyn Evans
Tecwyn Evans began his career as Chorus Master at Glyndebourne and has gone on to established himself as one of the most successful New Zealand conductors.

Kenneth Young
Kenneth Young is a composer, conductor, radio presenter and lecturer in composition, conducting and orchestration at the New Zealand School of Music, Massey University and Victoria University of Wellington.

New Zealand Conductors Association [NZCA]
Their mission is to promote conductive education in New Zealand and establish and maintain service standards for Conductors working in the country.

 

Corelli School of Music, Albany, Auckland
Creating an environment where home-grown talent is recognised and fulfilled through in-depth musical study.

Country Music, New Zealand *

New Zealand Country Music Association
The society’s aim is is to foster and encourage participation and performances in the art of Country Music by way of song and song writing. The Association also encourages its members to take part in Country Music awards.

New Zealand Country Music Gold Guitars Award.

Cowan, Claire

Claire Cowan,
contemporary New Zealand composer for film, theatre, dance and concert hall.

Claire Cowan
List of works and background information. Sounz

Cresswell, Lyell

Lyell Creswell
An established contemporary New Zealand composer. Sounz

D

Dame Malvina Foundation for the Performing Arts

Daverne, Gary

Gary Daverne Homepage

de Casto Robinson, Eve

Eve de Castro Robinson
SOUNZ

Downes, David

David Downes
New Zealand composer and intermedia artist David Downes.

Dunedin *

Dunedin Town Hall

‘Norma,’
the Dunedin Town Hall organ and organ trust.

Southern Sinfonia, Dunedin
The Southern Sinfonia is Dunedin’s only professional orchestra.

E

Education; music education in New Zealand *

Education. New Zealand Society for Music Education
Competitions, young composers, Arts Curriculum, Fanfare magazine, contacts, history of NZSME, research, links.

Auckland University School of Music

Corelli School of Music, Albany, Auckland.
Creating an environment where home-grown talent is recognised and fulfilled through in-depth musical study.

Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation
The Foundation’s mission is to establish, build and manage a trust fund to provide financial and career support to talented young New Zealander singers and musicians. The Foundation will raise funds by soliciting donations from individuals and companies, and by staging fund-raising events. Dame Kiri has pledged her personal commitment to the establishment and ongoing support of the Foundation.

 

Eelman Records
An independent record label. While in Wellington a loose collective of bands recorded under the banner of EELman. In a bleak post-punk world, the EELman groups stood out for their humour and their funk.

Electro-acoustic music *

Lilburn, Douglas.  Electroacoustic Music

 

EMI Virgin New Zealand music releases.

Events, festivals *

Events. New Zealand music events calender, from Sounz.

Event Finder
Arts and culture, music and gigs, sports, business, education. List your own events here.

Festivals and events, a website directory.

Experimental music *

Audio Foundation of New Zealand
The Audio Foundation, founded in April 2004, is a Charitable Trust for the support of innovative and experimental audio culture in NZ. The presentation of this includes performances, CD releases, radio transmissions, field recordings, installations, site-specific public work and work in conjunction with new media.

Karlheinz Company
The Karlheinz Company is a music ensemble based at the University of Auckland School of Music. The ensemble was founded by composer, John Rimmer.

F

Farr, Gareth

Farr, Gareth. Gareth Farr. Drumdrag
Well-known contemporary New Zealand composer.

Gareth Farr homepage.

Gareth Farr
Sounz entry.

Gareth Farr
Wikipedia entry.

Farquar, David

Farquhar, David. David Farquhar, the established New Zealand composer.
Sounz entry

 

Flying Nun
New Zealand recording studio. An independent New Zealand msuic label.

Folk music in New Zealand *

Folk and Acoustic Music in New Zealand, Folk and acoustic music festivals in New Zealand.

Acoustic Routes
Promoting Wellington folk music.

G

Gilbert and Sullivan Down Under
The history of Gilbert and Sullivan productions in Australasia.

Guitar *

Bruce Pain,
Auckland-based classical guitarist experienced in performance and recording.

H

Handbell Society of Australasia

Harris, Ross

Ross Harris, New Zealand composer. HRL.

Ross Harris. Promethean Editions

Hill, Alfred

Alfred Hill Biography Naxos

Alfred Hill. Wikipedia entry.

Alfred Hill
Alfred Hill (1869-1960) was New Zealand’s first fully professional composer and a leading figure in Australian music from the early years of this century.

Alfred Hill
Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand

Alfred Hill
Stiles Music Publications

Alfred Hill
Classical Archives

Houston, Michael

Pianist Michael Houstoun’s homepage.

 

HRL Morrison Trust
Recording New Zealand composers and musicians.

I

Institute of Registered Music Teachers of New Zealand

Instrumentalists: databases, directories *

HRL Morrison Trust
Recording New Zealand composers and musicians.

New Zealand classical instrumentalists, a list from Wikipedia.

SOUNZ (Centre for New Zealand Music)
Search the database for musicians and composers.

INZA: International New Zealand Artists
Representing world class artists in their respective disciplines.

Jazz in New Zealand *

CJC Creative Jazz Club Aotearoa, Auckland
CJC is a new artist-based initiative whose aims are to create an environment where musicians can perform and grow their creative projects.

Auckland Jazz Gig Guide

Wellington Jazz Club

New Zealand International Jazz Festival

Whangarei Jazz and Blues Festival

Jazz courses at The New Zealand School of Music
Jazz at Victoria offers a comprehensive jazz education programme.

Bachelor of Music (BMus). The University of Auckland
Learn from some of New Zealand’s leading names in jazz.

Journals, music magazines *

Music in New Zealand
A leading music magazine for composers, players, reviewers, audiences and students of contemporary music.

K

Karlheinz Company
The Karlheinz Company is a music ensemble based at the University of Auckland School of Music. The ensemble was founded by composer, John Rimmer.

Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation
The Foundation’s mission is to establish, build and manage a trust fund to provide financial and career support to talented young New Zealander singers and musicians. The Foundation will raise funds by soliciting donations from individuals and companies, and by staging fund-raising events. Dame Kiri has pledged her personal commitment to the establishment and ongoing support of the Foundation.

Kiri Te Kanawa, Wikipedia entry.

L

Lemalu, Jonathon. Jonathon Lemalu website.

Lewis, Keith. Keith Lewis. Hyperion Records

Lilburn, Douglas

Lilburn, Douglas Gordon. Douglas Lilburn (one of New Zealand’s foremost composers).
Sounz

Douglas Lilburn. Biography, audio files.
Naxos

Douglas Lilburn
Wikipedia entry.

Douglas Gordon Lilburn
Biography, photograph, and list of print resources from Classical Net.