News and events
Keep up to date with the latest news around the national music centre and find out what's on.
18 August 2018
NZSO Music Director Edo de Waart joins forces with Grammy Award winner Augustin Hadelich to present de Waart’s third Masterworks concert for 2018.
22 August 2018
In this special annual event, the New Zealand School of Music - Te Kōkī celebrates the Creative New Zealand Composer in Residence programme.
24 August 2018
A double helping of Igor Stravinsky with Symphonies of Wind Instruments and Symphony in Three Movements, followed by Rachmaninov’s Second Symphony.
26 August - 2 September 2018
As part of the fabulous Cellophonia and Chamber Music Festival, a number of public concerts will be held. These concerts are free and all are welcome to attend.
13 September 2018
Victoria University of Wellington and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra present an Art Auction to raise funds for the national music centre.
15 September 2018
NZSO Associate Conductor Hamish McKeich leads the orchestra performing some of the most popular and beloved works of classical music.
27-29 September 2018
Aotearoa Audio Arts, the first festival of its kind in New Zealand, encompasses live performances, showings of audiovisual works and sound art installations.
13 August 2018
The New Zealand School of Music will hold a festival of experimental performances, live electronic music, audio-visual works and sound installations.
23 July 2018
A competition to write a lullaby, to be gifted to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, has been announced by the New Zealand School of Music—Te Kōkī.
25 June 2018
New Zealand School of Music graduate Umar Zakaria has won the award for his recent release, ‘Fearless Music’, produced in collaboration with other NZSM talent.
19 March 2018
The 2018 NZ Festival took place from 23 February to 18 March. The line-up featured exciting performances from both NZSM and NZSO.
27 October 2017
A CD launching at Victoria University next month represents the fruits of a decade-long partnership between three of New Zealand’s creative masters.
13 October 2017
Visiting international Pipa virtuoso Wu Man and the New Zealand String Quartet performed to a capacity audience of over 400 at St Mary’s of the Angels church in
03 September 2017
To mark the 44th International Viola Congress, violists performed a flash mob at Te Papa led by Professor Donald Maurice of the New Zealand School of Music.
16 August 2017
Two extraordinary musicians from China wowed in a concert at Victoria’s New Zealand School of Music.
16 August 2017
The School's production of Leoš Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen played to full houses for each of its performances at the Hannah Playhouse in July.
3 July 2017
A major philanthropic campaign to create a world-class centre of musical, cultural and educational excellence in the capital city was launched 3 July 2017.
10 May 2017
A world-class national centre of music is a step closer with Victoria University of Wellington's Council unanimously confirming its support for the venture.
12 April 2017
Professor Sally-Jane Norman, a performance and digital arts scholar with a focus on music and sound, is named Director of the New Zealand School of Music.