Jessica Duirs portrait session

Jessica brings 7 years of arts administration experience to the role as Manager for NZTrio. With a background in opera, she completed postgraduate studies in voice at The University of Auckland, and has performed in opera choruses and other musical groups for many years.

Moving into arts administration at New Zealand Opera in 2012 provided opportunities for expanding her industry networks both in New Zealand and internationally, managing artist contracts across the company, collaborating with partner organisations on mainstage and festival projects, and overseeing concerts and events.

Prior to 2012 Jessica worked in academic quality assurance at Unitec, facilitating the maintenance and development of programme regulations and documentation. She balances career and performing with family life and being a mother to two young children. Jessica joined NZTrio as Manager in November 2019.

Bridget square

Bridget has recently joined NZTrio as Assistant Manager and comes from a classical music background, having studied bassoon at Auckland University and Sydney Conservatorium of Music. 

Over the past eight years Bridget has worked in marketing roles in arts and Not-for-profit organisations including New Zealand Opera, and the Neurological Foundation of New Zealand.