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Based in Auckland, NZ Flutes is a niche flute specialty store. We offer you support and advice when choosing from our quality flutes. We are currently the only stockists of Burkart flutes, piccolos and headjoints in New Zealand. We also offer a limited number of carefully selected and recently serviced pre-owned flutes for sale.
Meet The Team
Kathryn Moorhead is the Associate Principal flautist of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra in New Zealand and teaches flute at the University of Auckland.
She studied music at the Universities of Melbourne and Adelaide in Australia (completing a Ph.D in music), and at the Amsterdam and Brabants Conservatoriums in the Netherlands.
Kathryn has worked with many orchestras including the Melbourne, Adelaide, Tasmanian, Queensland and Netherlands Symphony Orchestras, the Malaysian, Hong Kong and Australian Philharmonic Orchestras, the Adelaide Chamber Orchestra and Orchestra Victoria.
She has also performed with many ensembles at International Arts Festivals across Australia and the UK, and has toured with the Koru Wind Quintet for Chamber Music New Zealand. A recipient of numerous awards, Kathryn has won prizes at the Leslie Barklamb Flute Competition and the Australian International Solo Flute Competition. Her CDs are released through Move Records (Australia)
Martin grew up in Melbourne and studied music at The Victorian College of the Arts with Jeffrey Crellin.
Following his graduation in 1988, Martin took lessons with the English oboist, Anthony Camden, and soon after he went to Rotterdam, to complete his studies with Emanuel Abbuhl.
Martin gained his early orchestral experience in Australia and moved to New Zealand in 1995 to take the job of Principal Oboe in the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, a position he held for thirteen years. During that time he regularly appeared as a soloist in New Zealand with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, Auckland Chamber Orchestra and the Dunedin Sinfonia.
In 2008, Martin moved to the position of Principal Cor Anglais in the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. He appears from time to time with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra as a guest on cor anglais and oboe.