Mahuia Bridgman-Cooper M(Mus)
Mahuia holds a Masters of Music in performance violin and after finishing his studies in Sydney he came home to set up shop as a composer/producer. He currently resides at Franklin Rd in Auckland, New Zealand where he has composed music for the likes of VW, ASB, State Insurance, Watties, Kia, McDonald's, Farmers, AA Insurance, Sky TV, Toyota, Vodafone, TVNZ, TV3, Fresh Up, Sanitarium and LTNZ (Ghost Chips).
Mahuia has won both the APRA Best Film Score and the APRA Maioha Award, he has also been previously nominated for Best Film Score for Housebound and Fantail at both the APRA Silver Scrolls and The NZ Film Awards. Other nominations include the APRA Silver Scroll Award for best original song and Axis Soundtrack of the Year.
He has produced and performed for a variety of artists, directors, ensembles and productions, including Lee Tamahori, Lawrence Arabia, Maisey Rika, Electric Wire Hustle, The New Zealand Synphony, Ladyhawke, X-Factor, Brooke Fraser, Moana and The Tribe, The Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, Vodafone Music Awards, Kid Kenobi and Hayley Westenra.