Atoll Records

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Atoll Records
Parent companyAtoll Records Ltd
Founded1997 (1997)
FounderWayne Laird
Distributor(s)Wyastone Estate
Country of originNew Zealand

Atoll Records is a New Zealand record label dedicated to classical, historical and contemporary music.[1]


Atoll Records was established by composer and producer Wayne Laird in 1997. Based in Auckland, the label records primarily in Auckland, Hamilton and Wellington with additional recordings being made in the UK and Ireland. The catalogue of approximately one hundred CDs features contemporary solo musicians such as Michael Houstoun, Santiago Canon-Valencia and historical musicians such as Richard Farrell and Oscar Natska. Ensembles, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, New Zealand Chamber Soloists and New Zealand String Quartet all feature strongly within the label as do New Zealand's leading composers, Gillian Whitehead, Jack Body, Michael F. Williams (composer), Gareth Farr and John Psathas. Atoll CDs are available in New Zealand, the UK, North America, across Europe and in parts of Asia.

In 2014 Atoll Records entered into an exclusive worldwide manufacturing and distribution agreement with Wyastone Estate, home of Nimbus Records.

Atoll Artists[edit]

Selected Composers[edit]

Selected Ensembles[edit]



  1. ^ SOUNZ Centre for New Zealand Music. "Publisher Profile: Atoll CDs". Archived from the original on 2010-05-25. Retrieved 2012-03-24.
  2. ^ Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards. "Best Classical Album Winner". Retrieved 2011. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  3. ^ Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards. "Flight - Nominee". Retrieved 2011. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  4. ^ SOUNZ Centre for New Zealand Music. "Atoll Records Awards". Archived from the original on 2016-01-29. Retrieved 2012-03-24.

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