Howard Smith

CD sleeve notes, critical writing, travel writing and programme notes.


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Ensemble XXI Moscow

Ensemble XXI Moscow, founded in 1989 by Irish/NZ Conductor Lygia O’Riordan and noted Finnish violinist/concertmaster Pia Siirala, became the 1st independent and international orchestra in the USSR. The orchestra performs throughout Russia and in a variety of international centres and capitals. It also established the Pacific and Atlantic Rim Music Festivals.


Marat Bisengaliev

Marat Bisengaliev, Khazah-born virtuoso violinist; Director of the West Khazahstan Symphony Orchestra, the NCPA Symphony Orchestra, Mumbai, India; Founder of Uralsk International Violin Competition; SONY recording artist, international soloist; New Zealand tours : 1998, 2004, 2006.


Sonja Radojkovich

Sonja Radojkovic, Serbian virtuoso pianist; Post Graduate studies at Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Moscow; Professor of piano at the Faculty of Music Arts, Belgrade. New Zealand tours : 2003, 2005, 2007 [pending].


Wellington Sinfonia
The highly acclaimed orchestra of New Zealand's capital city.
Principal guest conductor James Sedares.



Arts and Letters Daily

Philosophy, aesthetics. literature, language trends, breakthroughs
ideas, criticism, culture, history, music, art disputes, gossip


A New Zealand site offering professional services in writing, editing and indexing projects.


Alan Flood
Powerful, expressive, representational art by Lancashire-born Alan Flood;
one of Britain's most widely-exhibited and highly regarded artists.


Music Vision
A classical music magazine published daily in English and available only on the internet.


Voice of the Shuttle
Web Page for Humanities Research.


University of Canterbury School of Music
Comprehensive information about their facilities, courses, concerts and festivals.


Writers Write
Excellent site about writers and writing.



Victoria University School of Music
Extensive page with information on courses, research, events, etc.



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