2019's TEDxUoA event saw some truly spectacular performances. Check them out below!
Starting out as a musician at local shops and cafes at the age of 16, Adam is a renowned performer for
concerts, award ceremonies and circus shows, both as a soloist and also amongst industry professionals. As a
student of the distinguished R.J. McNeely, Adam specialises in playing the Nylon String, Steel String, and
Electric Guitar as well as the Bass and Ukulele. You're guaranteed to be blown away by his stunning art of
Sophia is an outstanding and talented singer, performing in Opera and classical bass since high school. She
has won numerous awards and gained recognition through winning the Under 18 Napier Arts Competition and
obtaining 3rd place overall in the under 21 New Zealand Aria in 2017. Sophia has performed in concerts such
as “Opera takes the Oscars” and “Winter Wonderland” and performed in plays conducted by the Wallace Opera
Programme. With talent and music academia under her belt, she has a strong determination and aspiration to
become a classical singer, and loves venturing into other music avenues to improve even further.
Accompanist: Sofia Onishko
Diwa is an inclusive "open social band", comprising of 20+ talented musicians-at-heart from the Filipino
Students Association at the University of Auckland. Meaning "soul" in Tagalog, Diwa specifically chose this
word as their stage name because they believe that music is the soul of every Filipino. Through learning and
performing music together, Diwa hopes to enlighten their audiences with the Filipino culture, as well as
educate their own members of the true essence of being Filipino.