Hiring the Orchestra

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra is a National touring orchestra of world class standard committed to enriching the classical music world through leading edge performances of both new music and core symphonic repertoire.

Our versatile orchestra has worked with many renowned conductors and soloists to critical acclaim, including Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Lang Lang, Håkan Hardenburger, Howard Shore, Natalie Clein, Vladmir Ashkenaky and Dmitri Sitkovetsky.

In addition to a very busy concert and touring schedule, the NZSO is New Zealand’s premiere recording orchestra, selling over half a million CD’s internationally.

“Every single member of our team that worked with you at the Michael Fowler Centre, were completely in awe of the artistry, passion and professionalism demonstrated by the NZSO. As a Kiwi, I am very proud that we have a national orchestra of such high calibre.”– Peter Jackson – Director

Recording with the NZSO

The NZSO has a strong recording history on disc with Naxos and on screen in films including The Lord of the Rings and King Kong. Together the NZSO and the new state of the art post production facilities – Park Road Post – make Wellington a competitive choice for recording scores of uncompromisingly high standard. If you wish to enquire about hiring the NZSO for recording purposes please contact Artistic Schedule Administrator, Usha Bhana.

Corporate Sponsorship

As part of our bespoke sponsorship packages we are able to offer special access to the NZSO.  Our sponsors also enjoy access to unique client hosting opportunities, high visibility through brand association with NZ’s iconic performing arts flagship and much more.  If you would like to know more about sponsorship of the NZSO, please contact Development Manager, Rebecca Skegg.


The NZSO prides itself on being a dynamic contributor to the performance of contemporary symphonic repertoire. Each year we commission and premiere works by both New Zealand and international composers to high acclaim. We also run the annual Todd Young Composer’s Award, ensuring that upcoming young composer’s get the opportunity to hear their works played by a world class orchestra. If you are interested in hearing more about the orchestra’s contemporary performances, or in commissioning a work for the orchestra, please contact Artistic Schedule Administrator, Usha Bhana.

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