NEW ZEALAND CHAMBER SOLOISTS 7x7 CELEBRATING AND SHARING HOMEGROWN TALENT
About 7x7 7x7 is a large commissioning project – to commission seven New Zealand female composers to each compose a seven-minute piano trio. The female New Zealand composers who are being commissioned (subject to contractual agreement) are Jenny McLeod, Helen Bowater, Janet Jennings, Claire Cowan, Salina Fisher, Gillian Whitehead, and Eve de Castro-Robinson. This body of work will be built up over three years and then be prepared as a commercial recording. Over time, the works will also be toured throughout New Zealand as well as internationally to showcase New Zealand composers to both a New Zealand and international audience. The works will be individually premiered as part of the New Zealand Chamber Soloists’ Auckland Concert Series, at the Auckland Town Hall, Concert Chamber. Presenting a regular concert series in Auckland is a welcome addition to the New Zealand Chamber Soloist’s performance calendar as the ensemble seeks to develop and strengthen an Auckland audience base, alongside the ensemble’s other work – performing regularly in Hamilton, in regional centres throughout the Waikato and other engagements throughout New Zealand and overseas. The timeline The first of the 7x7 compositions is by Helen Bowater and was premiered on 15th November 2020 at the Auckland Town Hall, Concert Chamber. Helen’s commission has been funded by Creative New Zealand. In 2021, as part of the Auckland Concert Series, a further three compositions will be premiered throughout the year. Sponsorship We have a private donor who has agreed to fund Jenny McLeod’s composition. Helen Bowater’s composition has been funded by Creative New Zealand Sponsorship is being sought for the individual composition fees, and also contributions to the enable the presentation of the works at the Auckland Concert Series and commercial recording.
For further information, please contact: Sally-Anne Coates General Manager, New Zealand Chamber Soloists firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 021 0823 1394