Grant Winterburn

Musical Director

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Grant Winterburn is one of New Zealand’s funkiest keyboard players. More than 30 years of experience as a performer across a wide range of musical genres has seen him in demand as a musical director, accompanist, jazz pianist, organ player, session musician and music tutor. Previously for Auckland Theatre Company, Grant was musical director for Cabaret, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and The Rocky Horror Show. Other musical directing credits include Assassins and The Threepenny Opera for Silo Theatre, The Pirates of Penzance directed by Raymond Hawthorne, RENT for Auckland Music Theatre and Falling in Love Again starring Jennifer Ward-Lealand and Geoff Sewell for Amici. He has collaborated with The Ladykillers (Jackie Clarke, Tina Cross, Suzanne Lynch), Richard O’Brien, Midge Marsden, Carly Binding, Eye TV, Ron Samsom and The Neutrino Funk Experience, and played keys on Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park, New Zealands Got Talent, Stars in their Eyes, Mamma Mia, Jersey Boys, Cats, Anything Goes and Avenue Q, to name a few. Grant has also been a Performance Teacher and Professional Teaching Fellow for a decade at The University of Auckland School of Music.