The Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation was created to provide financial and mentoring support for outstanding NZ singers to develop international careers at the highest level.

The Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation was created by Dame Kiri in 2004 and is committed to assisting outstanding young New Zealand singers who have complete dedication to their art, with judicious mentoring, financial support and career assistance.

  • Singers

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    The Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation supports singers who have already demonstrated both talent and a complete dedication to their art. Meet the singers
  • News

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    Earlier this month NZ tenor Jonathan Abernethy was named as the winner of the 2014 Opera Awards (Australia).
  • Case studies

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    Wellington mezzo soprano Bianca Andrew has been awarded the 2014 Kiri Te Kanawa Scholarship as the singer judged to have outstanding potential for an international singing career