RATTLE award winners & nominees
Hayden Chisholm, Norman Meehan, and Paul Dyne were rightly nominated as Jazz Artists of the Year at the 2018 NZ Music Awards for creating an album of near-transcendent beauty.
Te Koki Trio was nominated Classical Artists of the Year at the 2017 NZ Music Awards for producing this programme of some of the most beautiful chamber music ever written.
Phil Broadhurst won Jazz Album of the Year at the 2016 NZ Music Awards for this final instalment in what he loosely describes as his ‘dedication trilogy’.
Jazz Album of the Year finalist in 2013, Reuben Bradley’s Mantis celebrates the music and memory of New Zealand musician/composer, Drew Menzies.
A work in ten parts for vocals and taonga puoro, Te More brings together two of our finest musical taonga: Whirimako Black and Richard Nunns.
If, as some commentators claim, a renaissance is taking place in New Zealand jazz, Tim Hopkins is surely one of its leading lights, as his 2012 Jazz Album of the Year nomination clearly shows.
Jazz Album of the Year finalist in 2012, Phil Broadhurst’s Delayed Reaction was inspired by the life and work of the great French pianist, Michel Petrucciani.
Classical Album of the Year finalist in 2011, Helix was inspired by an eclectic range of musical interests, and takes the listener on a millennia-leaping journey from the ancient Mediterranean to a hazy Indonesian sunset via a frenzied 18th-century Italian dance and dub-step beats from present-day South East London.
Lessons with master drummer Barry Altschul changed Reuben Bradley's musical landscape forever, and this self-penned Jazz Album of the Year (2011) is the ear-pinning result.
Classical Album of the Year finalist in 2010, Ukiyo features Portuguese percussionist Pedro Carneiro performing some of John Psathas's most challenging and exciting work to date.
Classical Album of the Year in 2008, this double-disc set set of contemporary New Zealand music for solo piano comes with a DVD featuring material directed by Keith Hill.
Maori Album of the Year in 2007, Te Whaiao | Daylight brings together some of New Zealand’s finest downbeat artists to interpret one of Aotearoa’s most revered recordings.
Classical Album of the Year in 2001, Jack Body’s Pulse offers a quintessential insight into the creative mind and artistic process of one of New Zealand’s most respected and beloved composers. It comes with a bonus disc featuring 9 field recordings that served as the source material for the compositions.
Voted the Best Classical Album of 2002, Rhythm Spike was the debut release for New Zealand's most internationally renowned composer, John Psathas.