Carl Doy

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Carl William Doy, ONZM (born 1947 in Camberley, Surrey, England) is a pianist, composer and arranger. One of New Zealand's most successful musicians, Carl is probably best known for his multi-platinum selling Piano By Candlelight albums.

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa sang his arrangement of E te Tarakihi from Gisborne in the first live broadcast of the new millennium, to a worldwide television audience of over a hundred million people.

In 1992 he received the Benny Award from the Variety Artists Club of New Zealand Inc, the highest honour available to a New Zealand variety entertainer.[1]

Carl has completed five series as Musical Director for TVNZ's "Dancing with the Stars", currently on hiatus.

Carl's Together Collection was featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, where Oprah Winfrey said "It is so fabulous, I think it's the best.".

Carl is New Zealand's only American platinum selling solo musician.

In the 2009 Queen's Birthday Honours he was awarded Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit.[2]

Carl is a patron of the National Youth Theatre Company of New Zealand (NYTC)

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  1. ^ "Variety Artists Club of NZ Benny Award Recipients". 
  2. ^ "The Queen's Birthday Honours 2009". [[Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (New Zealand)|]]. 1 June 2009. Retrieved 10 April 2010. 

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