Dan Poynton

Pianist and composer Dan Poynton is widely recognised as a passionate champion of NZ music. His reputation as one of New Zealand’s foremost performers was established with his award-winning CD of New Zealand piano music, You Hit Him He Cry Out, which included the work of composers such as Gillian Whitehead, John Psathas, Phil Dadson, and Jack Body. His stage presence and his skill and sensitivity as a musician is greatly admired and acclaimed whenever he has taken his uniquely New Zealand voice out into the world.