Today, the NZSO is recognised as an outstanding orchestra of international stature and our reputation for artistic excellence attracts many of the world’s leading conductors and soloists each year. In 2016 the NZSO was nominated for Best Orchestral Performance at the prestigious Grammy Awards.
Wellington is not only the country’s capital but also the arts hub of New Zealand. In addition to being the home of NZSO, it is also the residence of the Royal New Zealand Ballet, Chamber Music New Zealand, and the NZ Festival.
Wellington is one of ‘2015’s hottest cities’, according to BBC Travel:
Not only does Wellington have a bustling café and craft beer scene, but in 2015 the city of 200,000 people is celebrating its 150th year as New Zealand’s capital.
In 2017 and 2018, Wellington has been named by the Deutsche Bank as the most liveable city in the world. The city was ranked as the least polluted of the top cities, and was ranked fourth best for property to income ratio and commuting, and fifth for its climate – overall earning the top spot.
To find out more about Wellington, visit wellingtonnz.com/discover
Carolyn Mills, Section Principal Harp (originally from USA): “New Zealand is a fantastic place to live and work, and I feel extremely fortunate to have found myself here. I love playing with the NZSO and am always inspired by my colleagues, and by the warmth of the people here. It’s a very easy place to feel at home.”