Performances

Performance Highlights & Premieres


From the Depths Sound the Great Sea Gongs (Mar 27th, 2013 )
Location Salle Enasme Palais de la Dusign, Strasbourg, France
Featuring Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg Takua Yuasa (cond)


Hikoi CANADIAN PREMIERE (Feb 1st, 2013 )
Location Centennial Concert Hall, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Featuring Evelyn Glennie (perc) Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and Alexander Mickelthwate


Mondo Rondo (Piano Trio) EAST ASIAN PREMIERE (Sep 25th, 2012 )
Location National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Featuring NZTrio


Mad Little Machine WORLD PREMIERE (Sep 18th, 2012 )
Location Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, New Zealand
Featuring Zephyr Wind Quintet


Mondo Rondo (Piano Trio) WORLD PREMIERE (Apr 22nd, 2012 )
Location Q theatre, Auckland, New Zealand
Featuring NZTrio


He Poroporoaki NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE (Apr 18th, 2012 )
Location REDCAT/CalArts Theater, Walt Disney Concert Hall Complex, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Featuring The Formalist Quartet Richard Nunns (taonga puoro)


The Horizon From Owhiro Bay AFRICAN Premiere (Mar 28th, 2012 )
Location Tribe Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya
Featuring Henry Wong Doe (pno)


Kaitiaki WORLD PREMIERE (Sep 22nd, 2011 )
Location Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington, New Zealand
Featuring New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Pietari Inkinen (cond), Madeleine Pierard (sop), Wendy Dawn Thompson (mezzo sop), Simon O'Neill (tenor), Jonathan Lemalu (bass)


Nga Kete e Toru EUROPEAN PREMIERE (Jul 14th, 2011 )
Location City of London Festival, Butcher's Hall, London, UK
Featuring NZTrio Richard Nunns (taonga puoro)


Harakeke WORLD PREMIERE (Apr 17th, 2011 )
Location Lake Wanaka Centre, Wanaka, New Zealand
Featuring Voices New Zealand Dr. Karen Grylls (cond)


He Poroporoaki AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE (Mar 29th, 2011 )
Location Ten Days on the Island Festival, Hobart Wesley Uniting Church, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Featuring New Zealand String Quartet


Waipoua US PREMIERE (Mar 25th, 2011 )
Location Sharon Disney Lund Dance Theater, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA, USA
Featuring CALARTS


Kembang Suling (Sep 12th, 2010 )
Location Symphony Space, New York, NY, USA
Featuring Gregory Zuber (percussion) Patricia Zuber (flute)


This Holy Fire of Love WORLD PREMIERE (Jun 18th, 2010 )
Location Auckland Town Hall, Auckland, New Zealand
Featuring New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Rima Te Wiata (voice) & Kristian Lavercombe (voice)


Pukul Wainui WORLD PREMIERE (Mar 28th, 2010 )
Location Hill Auditorium, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Featuring The University of Michigan Javanese Gamelan Ensemble Susan Walton (director), Gareth Farr & University of Michigan Percussion Ensemble


Nga Kete e Toru & Richard Nunns WORLD PREMIERE (Feb 26th, 2010 )
Location Bay of Islands Arts Festival, The Centre, Kerikeri, New Zealand
Featuring NZTrio Richard Nunns (taonga puoro)


Trigger Happy WORLD PREMIERE (Feb 17th, 2010 )
Location Mayfair Theatre, Dunedin, New Zealand
Featuring National Youth Brass Band of New Zealand


Illumina WORLD PREMIERE (Aug 8th, 2009 )
Location Christchurch Arts Festival 2009, Christchurch Cathedral in the Square, Christchurch, New Zealand
Featuring Jubilate Singers Grant Hutchinson (dir), Helen Charlton (sop)


Kia Ora Khalid WORLD PREMIERE (Mar 14th, 2009 )
Location The Opera House, Wellington, New Zealand
Featuring Capital E National Theatre for Children


He Poroporoaki NEW ZEALAND PREMIERE (Feb 6th, 2009 )
Location Adam Chamber Music Festival, St. John's Methodist Church, Nelson, New Zealand
Featuring New Zealand String Quartet & Richard Nunns


The Horizon From Owhiro Bay NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE (Nov 17th, 2008 )
Location Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall, New York, NY, USA
Featuring Henry Wong Doe (pno)


Te Papa EAST ASIAN PREMIERE (Aug 28th, 2008 )
Location Forbidden City Concert Hall, Beijing, China
Featuring New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Deborah Wai-Kapohe (sop), Simon O'Neill (ten), Haley Maxwell (kaikaranga), Pietari Inkinen (cond)


Ex Stasis WORLD PREMIERE (May 15th, 2008 )
Location Auckland Town Hall
Featuring Auckland Philharmonia Deborah Wai Kapohe (sop), Mere Boynton (mezzo-soprano) James Eggleston (tenor), George Henare (baritone) & Tecwyn Evans (cond)


He Poroporoaki WORLD PREMIERE (Apr 25th, 2008 )
Location ANZAC Cove, North Beach, Gallipoli, Turkey
Featuring Richard Nunns & Gareth Farr (taonga puoro) with a Turkish string quartet


Terra Incognita WORLD PREMIERE (Apr 18th, 2008 )
Location Wellington Town Hall, Wellington, New Zealand
Featuring New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Paul Whelan (bass-baritone), Orpheus Choir, Paul MacAlindin (cond)
& Mike Newman (video artist)


The Horizon From Owhiro Bay WORLD PREMIERE (Feb 27th, 2008 )
Location Illott Theatre, Wellington Town Hall, New Zealand International Arts Festival
Featuring Stephen De Pledge (pno)


Fanfare for the Phil WORLD PREMIERE (Sep 21st, 2007 )
Location Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall, Auckland, New Zealand
Featuring Auckland Philharmonia Hamish McKeich (cond)


Rangitoto AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE (Mar 31st, 2007 )
Location Federation Concert Hall, Hobart
Featuring Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra Kenneth Young (Cond)


Rangitoto (Feb 24th, 2007 )
Location Christchurch Town Hall
Featuring Christchurch Symphony Sir William Southgate (Cond)


Trombone Concerto WORLD PREMIERE (Jul 26th, 2006 )
Location Town Hall, Christchurch, NZ
Featuring David Bremner (tbn) New Zealand Symphony Orchestra / Matthais Bamert (cond)


The Wedding SOUTH ISLAND PREMIERE (Mar 9th, 2006 )
Location Isaac Theatre Royal, Christchurch, NZ
Featuring Christchurch Symphony Marc Taddei (cond), The Royal New Zealand Ballet


The Wedding WORLD PREMIERE (Mar 1st, 2006 )
Location The Aotea Centre, Auckland, NZ
Featuring Auckland Philharmonia Marc Taddei (cond), The Royal New Zealand Ballet


Dialogue WORLD PREMIERE (Oct 2nd, 2005 )
Location Ilott Theatre, Wellington, NZ
Featuring Double Lateral Kristie Ibrahim (vib) / Jeremy Fitzsimons (mba)


Triple Concerto PREMIERE OF THIS NEW VERSION (Oct 1st, 2005 )
Location Town Hall, Christchurch, New Zealand
Featuring New Zealand Trio Christchurch Symphony / Marc Taddei (cond)


Naga Baba (Aug 22nd, 2005 )
Location 2005 World Expo, Expo Hall, Aichi, Japan
Featuring New Zealand Symphony Orchestra James Judd (cond)


Still Sounds Lie WORLD PREMIERE (Jul 17th, 2005 )
Location St Mary of the Angels, Wellington, NZ
Featuring Pepe Becker (S) Helen Webby (harp)


Nga Whetu e Whitu WORLD PREMIERE (Jun 29th, 2005 )
Location St Martin
Featuring Bridget Douglas (fl) Rachel Thompson (pf)


Concerto for Percussion & Orchestra WORLD PREMIERE (Jan 25th, 2005 )
Location Town Hall, Wellington, NZ
Featuring Strike Percussion NGC Wellington Sinfonia / Kenneth Young (cond)


Onslaught WORLD PREMIERE (Oct 30th, 2004 )
Location Aurora Centre, Christchurch, New Zealand
Featuring New Zealand Army Band Graham Hickman (cond)


Pukul WORLD PREMIERE (Oct 30th, 2004 )
Location Aurora Centre, Christchurch, New Zealand
Featuring Strike Percussion Gareth Farr


Te Puna o Waiwhetu WORLD PREMIERE (May 10th, 2003 )
Location Christchurch Art Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand
Featuring Christchurch Symphony


Hikoi WORLD PREMIERE (Sep 12th, 2000 )
Location Aotea Centre, Auckland, NZ
Featuring Evelyn Glennie (perc) New Zealand Symphony Orchestra / James Judd (Cond)