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Biographies

Richard NunnsDr Richard Nunns

Richard Nunns is a living authority on nga taonga puoro (Maori traditional musical instruments). He has been described as one of New Zealand’s most remarkable musicians.

 

 

 

Horomona HoroHoromona Horo

Nga Puhi, Taranaki, Ngati Porou
Horomona is an accomplished player of Taonga Puoro, who has worked and studied with Hirini Melbourne, Richard Nunns and Brian Flintoff. After winning the inaugural Taonga Puoro Concerto in 2001, Horomona spent six years participating in workshops and performance around NZ and abroad. From performing the opening dance for the Riverside Casino in Hamilton, to performing with the Weimarer Staatskapelle Orchestra in Germany, Horomona is a man rooted in his culture but with a global vision.

Waimihi Hotere

Born on the side of Maungawhau and raised amongst Taniwha from the King Country and the mighty Noota! She trained at Toi Whakaari NZ Drama School.

 

 

 

 

Paddy Free

Born in Melbourne, Australia and raised in Campbells Bay, Auckland. Has Swedish, Irish and Scottish whakapapa. He has trained in classical piano. He became part of  the group Atamira when he wrote the soundtrack for Hail by Jack Gray and Te Aroha Me Te Mamae by Louise Potiki Bryant.

He is a member of Pitch Black and produced “Inside the Dub Plates,” Salmonella Dub.

 

 

Supporting team

Jamie Bull, ManagerJamie Bull, manager

Jamie is a director, choreographer, educator, innovator and artist representative. As the director of International New Zealand Artists (INZA) she represents a number of New Zealand’s top performing artists in New Zealand and internationally. Jamie is passionate about creativity, performance and the richness, wonder and mystery of life.

 

 

Maaka McGregorMaaka McGregor, sound engineer

Maaka McGregor is a musician, producer, production and broadcast engineer. He has worked in the development of Maori broadcasting and the establishment of the 1st local Maori radio station, the 1st National Maori radio network and the 1st Maori television station in Aotearoa/New Zealand.

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