Haulashore Island Mānuka in Nelson (photo: GW)

Nelson premier

My new work Ngā roimata o Mānuka inspired by a visit to Mānuka (Haulashore Island) will have its premier at the Adam Chamber Music Festival in Nelson on 4 February 2024.

Festival programme — Adam Chamber Music Festival

Badge from Paris Women Festival for best woman composer

Film music award

My music for Ad Parnassum — Purapurawhetū has won the award for best woman composer at the 2023 Paris Women Festival in Canada.

Paris Women Festival

Ad Parnassum— Purapurawhetū

Gillian's music with the word News

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Discover my music

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Selection of CDs with Gillian's music on them


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A collage of images of Gillian over the last 20 years

Bio and photos

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Gillian Whitehead Composer