We’re just so excited with all the fabulous news about our talented alumni! This time – our very own baritone Kieran Rayner; who was announced as the winning singer of the International Sing Finzi Competition 2021 run by the Finzi Trust and Boosey & Hawkes. The jury were particularly impressed by the level of storytelling and musicality in his performance,
Hawke’s Bay locals Katherine Winitana and Emmanuel Fonoti-Fuimaono have joined an elite collective of young New Zealand opera singers this week after being named semifinalists in the 2022 Lexus Song Quest. The Lexus Song Quest (formerly the Mobil Song Quest) is a premiere biennial event in Aotearoa’s professional arts calendar. The contest, now in its 65th year, is managed by
We are completely blown away by how many of our School’s alumni (9 out of 10) have gone through to the semi-finals of the prestigious Lexus Song Quest competition. Massive congratulations to Ridge Ponini, Tayla Alexander, Katherine Winitana, Emmanuel Fonoti-Fuimaono, Sarah Hubbard, Sid Chand, Amelia Berry, Felicity Tomkins and Filipe Manu. Congratulations to Patricia Westley, the 10th semi-finalist. Toi! Toi!
We are delighted to be supporting the 2023 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition and have made a call out to our alumni to invite them to take part! In 2023 the competition will be be celebrating its 40th anniversary. The competition will take place between 10-18th June 2023, and in order to be eligible the singers will need
Travelling to Europe during the height of a pandemic wasn’t the plan but a baritone singer says the reality of life in a country with 30,000 daily Covid cases was surprisingly normal. Kiwi duo, Angus Simmons and his wife, Anna are gearing up to perform in Nelson (Feb 2022), showing off their baritone and soprano voices that have been finely