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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...

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...

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-...

Alexa Still: Flautist

alexastill.com Her playing matched her impressive stature … Alexa’s ability to whisper or shout with her instrument as she needed...

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...

Michael Joel: Conductor

Conductor, Michael Joel, delivered polished contrasts from the Christchurch Symphony’s excellent ensemble [in Canterbury...

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,...

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...

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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