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Nga Tae: Group of Many Colours

Nga Tae are a proudly New Zealand group which brings together 4 world class musicians who collectively create an outcome that is greater than the individual parts. Nga Tae comprises, Dr Richard Nunns, Horomona Horo, – Taonga Puoro; Waimihi Hotere -voice and Paddy Free keyboards and electronica. The group is completed with Jamie Bull , Manager and Maaka McGregor, Sound Engineer. Representing the many colours of our country is integral to who we are and what we wish to...

Natalia Mann

After being based in Istanbul for a number of years, Natalia is back basing herself in New Zealand.

Gillian Whitehead: composer

Arts Foundation This is music of our land, our waters and winds, our forests, our birds and insects and of our Mäori people, as of no other — you will not hear it’s like anywhere else. Jenny McLeod tuhonohono Gillian lives in Dunedin,...

Richard Nunns: Performer and presenter on Mäori musical instruments

richardnunns.net.nz Dr Richard Nunns, who has dedicated a lifetime to understanding, playing, making and recording Mäori instruments- Taonga Puoro-… must surely be named a national treasure. Music in New Zealand   http://www.thearts.co.nz/artist_page.php&aid=57 Richard maintains a national and international career from his base in Nelson,...

Alexa Still: Flautist

alexastill.com Her playing matched her impressive stature … Alexa’s ability to whisper or shout with her instrument as she needed made her performance very, very, special. Peninsula News, Los Angeles Alexa continues her demanding international schedule from her base in Sydney, where she is Chair of Woodwind, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Univ of...

Michael Nicholas Williams: Musical theatre

Michael Nicholas Williams is noted as a  musical director, pianist, keyboard, song writer and composer. He “is a pianist and composer of extraordinary talent must surely go down in the annuls of the New Zealand music scene as one who brings to life the whole spectrum of the musical kaleidoscope with the suave expertise of a master.” New Zealand National Singing School When not on tour, Michael lives in Lower Hutt, New Zealand, with his...

Michael Joel: Conductor

Conductor, Michael Joel, delivered polished contrasts from the Christchurch Symphony’s excellent ensemble [in Canterbury Opera’s, Count Ory].Christchurch Star Michael is currently based in Wellington, New...

Dead Tragic

What fun to attend the opening of Dead Tragic, Songs to Die for by Michael Nicholas Williams a few weeks ago. It continues at Centrepoint, Palmerston North until August 21. The 5 performers give their audience a most wonderful journey through all the emotions as they romp through 25 songs about death and dying. I do hope it gets a Wellington season, as I want to see it again.

Mentor Recommendation

I had been wanting professional mentoring from someone with an Arts background for some time- People like this are thin on the ground in NZ. I have now had several mentoring sessions with Jamie Bull and have found this to be extremely fruitful. Jamie is an experienced Arts practitioner who is also a well -known Arts agent. This has given her a very broad and up to the minute knowledge of all Arts genres, not just in terms of what various art forms demand but of also of the scene both locally and internationally. She has a deep understanding of the difficulties that most artists encounter, including the fundamental problem of earning a living, and is able to offer pragmatic feedback and advice regarding establishing a career structure and prioritizing work goals. This, together with Jamie’s ability to be warmly supportive and affirmative, has helped me to put my conducting career goals in place and work towards them more consistently, with increased confidence and clarity of purpose. It has also helped me to improve my regular work habits as a composer and to be more productive. I would recommend Jamie to anyone in the Arts wanting career mentoring.                                Brigid Ursula Bisley – freelance...

Nga Tae @ AWME

Great news – Nga Tae – “group of many colours” – consisting of Richard Nunns, Waimihi Hotere, Paddy Free and Horomona Horo, have been chosen by CNZ to attend the Australian World Music Expo in Melbourne in November this year. This is a new combination of performers which brings together the best of all their numerous previous collaborations with each other. This is very exciting for me as developing Producer/ Manager of the...

New client

I am proud to welcome Natalia Mann to the INZA fanau. Natalia is a noted performer – harp -and composer involved in many diverse and wonderful collaborations. Watch this space, as we gather momentum together.

Mentoring

I have been mentoring a number of diverse and interesting artists over the last few weeks. I love this part of my work, especially when they really start to see results for their work. Some are looking at taking a shift in their performance practice, some are revisiting their performance goals, and some are seeking support through the application process for CNZ funding.

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