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Marika Balzat has been playing the violin since she was 4 years old and has been performing since she was able to hold a tune. Her first experiences of performing started when her family of 9 made a band. The Balzats held annual concerts and toured America, Europe, Australia and Fiji with their music over the years they performed together.
Marika then went on to complete her Bachelor of Music degree in violin performance at the University of Auckland and has been performing Folk/Celtic, Gypsy Jazz, Classical and pop-covers full time.
Since then she has performed with artists such as Jordan Luck, Jon Toogood, Gin Wigmore, Laughton Kora etc.
You can find her regularly playing at Hobbiton, in orchestras, movie premieres, award shows, weddings, you name it.