INTERVIEWS, REVIEWS, WRITING

Sep 16, 2020

Written by Gemma Lee for The Western News

Young pinaist in nationwide competition

Year 10 student Roy Zhang has been selected as one of 16 pianists to participate in a nationwide classical piano competition. The NZ Junior Piano Competition is a biennial national competition for pre-tertiary pianists in New Zealand, competing for a total prize pool of over $4000.

May 04, 2020

Written by Gemma Lee for Lewis Eady Music School

MUSIC, WHEREVER YOU ARE

NZ MUSIC MONTH | Live Online Music Lessons at Lewis Eady Music School are enabling students to continue making music from the safety of their bubbles as well as providing much-needed income for local musicians during this unprecedented time.

Jul 03, 2017

Written by Gemma Lee for Verve

COFFEE AND MUSIC: A HAPPY MARRIAGE

Conveniently nestled between Dilworth Senior Campus and Newmarket, Lewis Eady is a welcoming hub for piano enthusiasts, music teachers, avid students, and now coffee connoisseurs thanks to their newest venture, café Note... I order a flat white and for 10 minutes tune into the sounds that make up this friendly atmosphere - the bustling traffic, familiar clattering of the coffee machine, and a cheeky ukulele strum or two.

Mar 15, 2016

Interviewed by Charlie Rosier for NZ Opera

We talk music education with Gemma Lee

Here, she reflects on Opera Half Hour, the New Zealand Opera music education project she conceived and delivered with support from DARE and the University of Auckland School of Music on her return from the UK.

Nov 30, 2015

Interviewed by Charlie Rosier for NZ Opera

Two Minutes with Gemma Lee

Meet the first Pettman DARE Scholar in Music Education

Nov 22, 2015

Interviewed by Emily Ford for the North Shore Times

Musician develops opera programme for school kids

Gemma Lee wants to break people's stigmas of opera, starting with primary school students.

Oct 10, 2015

Reviewed by Lindis Taylor for Middle C

Waikanae Music Society scholars through their paces in impressive concert

"It was a performance that commanded attention and made you reassess the music not through any flamboyant spectacle but through her insights and illuminations."

Jun 25, 2015

Written by Opera North

Future Leaders in UK Arts Education Sought by Opera North and the University of Leeds

This new UK scholarship continues the significant achievements of the hugely successful Pettman DARE scholarship for New Zealand citizens, which will continue to run in parallel with the new UK scholarship.

May 28, 2015

Interviewed by Opera North

Pettman Dare Scholar: I’ve taken advantage of this opportunity to the fullest

"The Opera North experience has definitely paved the way for whatever the future has in store for me."

Apr 13, 2014

Reviewed by William Dart for the NZ Herald

Fascinating journeys into brave new worlds of sound

"Helen Bowater's Rangitoto is a piano piece of Lisztian bravura. Gemma Lee skilfully navigated gnarly textures and avalanches of octaves as well as illuminating moments of reflection."

Apr 11, 2014

Reviewed by Alex Taylor for The Listener

Review: Karlheinz Company "Composing Now"

"...the piano was put through a rigorous workout by virtuoso Gemma Lee, who navigated the work’s jagged ascents with precision and vigour."

Apr 23, 2013

Reviewed by Patrick Kelly for Theatreview

DELIGHTFUL TRANSPORTATION

Music Direction by Gemma Lee and Celeste Oram

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