NZSO Recording

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The NZSO is recognised as an outstanding orchestra of international stature, and our reputation for artistic excellence attracts leading conductors and soloists each year. 

We are an active recording partner in numerous projects of varying scale each year. From large symphonic film and game scores to split style recording for commercial tracks and small bespoke ensembles for funded projects.

Learn how we can help bring your project to life through our Recording Aotearoa programme or by commercially hiring the NZSO.

NZSO Recording Aotearoa

We are committed to the development and celebration of Aotearoa New Zealand’s compositional talent. Through the NZSO Recording Aotearoa programme we aim to support composers and creative teams in ambitious commercial ventures.

Commercial Hire

The NZSO has had a long and rewarding relationship with film makers in New Zealand, including working on Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings – The Fellowship of the Ring and The Hobbit – The Desolation of Smaug and The Battle of The Five Armies.

The very first music ever recorded for Howard Shore's magnificent score for The Lord of the Rings was done here, in Wellington, back in 2001 in the Town Hall. The piece, written for the Fellowship's journey into the Mines of Moria, was beautifully performed by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and showcased the exceptional acoustics of this over a hundred-year-old building.

Peter Jackson, Director, The Hobbit & Lord of the Rings

Contact us

To learn more about NZSO Recording and how we can help bring your project to life, please contact: Claire Wackrow, Senior Manager Commercial & Partnerships Programmes