Born and raised in Wellington, Grace Wellik is currently studying composition at The University of Auckland. Her love for music started with singing and piano lessons at the age of eight, and expanded throughout her time at Wellington Girls College where she composed and arranged music for productions, directed ensembles, and sang with multiple choirs. She is currently singing with the New Zealand Youth Choir, Auckland Chamber Choir, and Auckland Youth Choir, alongside training with the New Zealand Choral Federation as a Young Conductor.
As a young New Zealand composer, Wellik is interested in marrying traditional classical compositional ideas and techniques with a voice that is modern, fantastical, and undeniably New Zealand. Her works aim to simultaneously transport listeners into whimsical and nostalgic narratives, whilst having a base that shares the stories and voices of Aotearoa New Zealand.