River Queen was composed, orchestrated & conducted by Karl Jenkins and performed by the London Symphony Orchestra. It features vocals from Mae McKenna and Belinda Sykes.
River Queen is the story of a young woman's search for identity and love; a woman torn between the two worlds of white colonial New Zealand and native Maori culture. Directed by New Zealander Vincent Ward it stars Samantha Morton, Kiefer Sutherland, Stephen Rea, Cliff Curtis and Temuera Morrison.
The River Queen soundtrack was awarded the prestigious Golden Goblet Award for Best Music at the Shanghai International Film Festival earlier this year.
Karl Jenkins has made some of the best loved and most successful music of the last decade, delighting audiences around the globe and selling over 3 million albums in 50 countries. Fusing the ancient, the classical and the contemporary his work transcends boundaries and reaches out to everyone and his ability for composing music for television and commercials has earned him even wider recognition - Delta Airlines, De Beers, Speedo, Levis and Pepsi amongst others.