11 Jun 2010

Wider audience at Expo for violinist

6:43 am on 11 June 2010

The Shanghai World Trade Expo has given musician Elena Te Ngahu a chance to reach an audience of millions.

Waatea News reports a performance by the Ngati Kahungunu violinist during the opening ceremony at the New Zealand pavilion caught the eye of the Shanghai Audio & Video Publishing House.

She says Shanghai Audio & Video is interested in recording her with traditional Chinese instruments.

She has since launched a compilation drawn from her previous CDs at the pavilion.

Elena is also adding a cultural dimension to a delegation of Wellington businesses travelling to Shanghai, Beijing and Xiamen and says it all helps build her profile.