Supported by generous help from the Turnovsky Endowment Trust

Sistema Hutt Valley’s Arohanui Strings and related ensembles offer wonderful example

To demonstrate the ethos and value of this programme for primary school children from Taita and Pomare, I quote in full the note on the printed programme from the concert: "[This] is part of a visionary global movement transforming the lives of children through music. "Right here in the Hutt Valley, we are building a youth orchestra in a neighborhood where children normally do not have access to private music lessons... read more

NZSM piano students give impressively mature performances at St Andrew’s

By , 28/10/2015
The end-of-year exposure of five of the most talented piano students at the New Zealand School of Music was, I suppose, a follow-on from the four-day series of student recitals between 5 and 8 October which had featured cellos, violas, voices and guitars. The five pianists were placed according to their academic level, but I could not have distinguished them merely on the basis of the standard of their performances... read more

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