Alina Chen

17-year-old Alina Chen is a Year 13 student at Baradene College who is currently under the tutelage of Dr. Luca Manghi and Melanie Lançon. After beginning piano lessons at an early age, Alina began her flute studies when she was 9 years old. By the age of 12, she had achieved ABRSM Grade 8...

Harrison Chau

Harrison has completed his Bachelor of Music in harp and is currently working towards his honours at the University of Auckland. Beginning his musical journey on the cello and piano, he began playing the harp at 16 and fell in love with the rich timbre. He feels that there is much to discover about...

Nicholas Forbes

Nicholas Forbes (organ) A conductor, singer and organist, Nicholas Forbes is the Director of music at St. Matthew-in-the-City and organist of King’s College, Auckland. He has lectured at the University of Auckland where he studied historic keyboard with James Tibbles and conducting with Dr Karen Grylls. Previously he was Director of music at St...

Sid Chand

Sid Chand

Shiddharth (Sid) Chand (tenor) is a New Zealand-born, Fijian-Indian tenor. Having recently completed his Bachelor of Music in Classic Performance at Auckland University under the tutelage of Dr. Te Oti Rakena, Shiddharth is now pursuing a Masters of Music. Shiddharth has recently been selected as a semi-finalist in the prestigious 2022 Lexus Song Quest....

Christina Ellison

Christina Ellison (soprano) is a coloratura soprano with a flair for entertaining, who decided to pursue opera singing as a career after playing the lead in a production of Pirates of Penzance (2014). Since then, she has completed her Bachelor of Music with first class Honours, Majoring in Classical performance voice and has celebrated a...

Anna Kexin Zhang

After moving to NZ in 2014, Anna studied flute under Uwe Grodd and Abigail Sperling through a scholarship from the Pettman National Junior Academy of Music, and recently graduated from the University of Auckland with a First Class Honours Degree in flute performance. She has been actively involved in the NZCT Chamber Contest and...