Gareth Farr

Gareth Farr (1968 - )
 New Zealand composer and percussionist Gareth Farr was born in Wellington, New Zealand. He studied at Auckland University and Victoria University of Wellington, and the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, for his postgraduate degree in composition.

The inclusion of four of his works at the 1996 New Zealand International Festival of the Arts kick-started his career as a dedicated freelance composer. Since then, his music has been commissioned for high-profile events including the 50th anniversary of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, the opening of the Museum of New Zealand, the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, the Rugby World Cup opening ceremony in 2011, watched by an international audience of millions, and the 2015 Edinburgh International Festival, with his work Relict Furies for world renowned mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly.

In 2006 Gareth was awarded the Order of New Zealand Merit, for his services to music and entertainment, and in 2010 he was awarded the prestigious NZ Arts Foundation Laureate Award.

Gareth Farr has helped fund

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Cuba Creative

Our “little gem of a show” selected to be part of the NZ at Edinburgh 2014 season, now needs your support to tell our unique story at the largest cultural event in the world - the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Little Dog Barking Theatre

Little Dog Barking theatre company has been given the opportunity to perform our show 'Duck Death & the Tulip' at the Edinburgh Festival, but we need some help

102% $5,105.00 OF
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Barbarian Productions

Barbarian Productions are taking on the Opera House for the CubaDupa festival. We're going to fill the building with life, colour, music, celebration and community expression. We're opening the doors wide, so come on in and join us.

100% $5,000.00 OF
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AUNTY, winner of Best Comedy at Auckland Fringe is returning to the Basement this September and we need your help to make it the best show yet!

109% $3,292.77 OF
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We're HEX from Te Whanganui-a-Tara / Wellington and we've been invited to play at SXSW in Austin, Texas in the official New Zealand showcase!

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