Natalie Hunt has been named the 2009 NZSO National Youth Orchestra composer-in-residence. The award was granted to Natalie for her work Only to the Highest Mountain and will be performed by the NZSO National Youth Orchestra at the 50th Anniversary concerts in July.
Natalie, originally from Palmerston North and Hawke’s Bay, is currently studying for a Graduate Diploma at the New Zealand School of Music.
The two CANZ awards were recently presented at the CANZ AGM in Auckland. The awards are:
The CANZ Trust Fund Award was presented to Robin Toan.
The KBB Citation for Services to NZ Music was presented to Andrew Uren.
A radio interview with Andrew Uren is available here: http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/upbt/upbt-20090318-1215-Andrew_Uren-048.mp3
CANZ members Pepe Becker and Carol Shortis have had choral works selected for the 2009 World Music Days in Sweden. CANZ has representation at these annual events through the subscription fee we pay to ISCM, allowing us access to these high-profile international performances.
More information is available here: http://www.listentotheworld.se/nyheter/#date20090302