United Kingdom Foundation news
Posted on 17 November 2011
The Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation (UK) is a Charitable Trust established by Dame Kiri in the United Kingdom as a separate organisation with no legal connection to the Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation based in New Zealand.
Both foundations have identical aims and objectives except the UK Foundation recently changed its objectives to allow it to consider supporting singers identified by Dame Kiri - regardless of their origins (not necessary New Zealand born). In the past support has been given by the UK foundation to a number of New Zealand and international singers just commencing their careers – including sopranos Joanna Foote (New Zealand), Julia Lezhneva (Russia) and Laurayna Bendziunaite (Lithuania) and tenors Chen Chen (China) and Roberto Ortiz (Mexico).
Both Foundations are chaired by Dame Kiri and work very closely on many Foundation projects.
To contact the Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation(UK) – firstname.lastname@example.org