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 2003 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.

  • News

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    It is with the greatest sadness that we advise the passing of Diana Fenwick. She was a trustee of The Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation almost from the beginning and our Chair from 2013 to 2024.
  • Donations

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    Donations to the Foundation of any size are always welcome and very important for the continued support of singers with exceptional potential.
  • Aria Issue 32

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    We focus this edition of Aria on our foundation founder, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, who recently celebrated her 80th birthday, and on the many young singers we support.