New Zealand composers

New Zealand composers, a directory of websites

Composers Association of New Zealand

New Zealand composers, a searchable database from Sounz.

NZ Composers. Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Young Composer Awards

The SOUNZ Contemporary Award,
is a project of both APRA, Australasian Performing Rights Association, and SOUNZ. Entry forms are published with the mid-year issue of APRAP New Zealand, the APRA publication or they are available from SOUNZ.

Videos of performances by NZ composers.
Resound is a project funded by NZ On Air and delivered by SOUNZ in partnership with RNZ Concert. Resound’s filmmaker, Chris Watson, shoots, edits and presents.

Screen Composers Guild of New Zealand

Concert FM
New Zealand’s classical music station. A fine music network, broadcasting classical music, alongside the best in contemporary music, as well as informative spoken features about the musical world

Adams, Peter

Peter Adams, composer.

Besser, Jonathon

Jonathon Besser. SOUNZ

Blake, Christopher

Christopher Blake
The well-known New Zealand contemporary composer. Sounz

Christopher Blake’s  The Furnance of Pihunga
HRL Morrison Music Trust

Carr, Edwin

Edwin Carr
Biography and list of works.

Edwin Carr

Cowan, Claire

Claire Cowan,
contemporary New Zealand composer for film, theatre, dance and concert hall.

Claire Cowan
List of works and background information. Sounz

Cresswell, Lyell

Lyell Creswell
An established contemporary New Zealand composer. Sounz

Daverne, Gary

Gary Daverne Homepage

de Casto Robinson, Eve

Eve de Castro Robinson

Downes, David

David Downes
New Zealand composer and intermedia artist David Downes.

Farr, Gareth

Gareth Farr. Drumdrag
Well-known contemporary New Zealand composer.

Gareth Farr homepage.

Gareth Farr
Sounz entry.

Gareth Farr
Wikipedia entry.

Farquar, David

David Farquhar, the established New Zealand composer.
Sounz entry

Fisher, Salina

Salina Fisher website.

Salina Fisher. SOUNZ

Harris, Ross

Ross Harris, New Zealand composer. HRL.

Ross Harris. Promethean Editions

Hill, Alfred

Alfred Hill Biography. Naxos

Alfred Hill. Wikipedia entry.

Alfred Hill
Alfred Hill (1869-1960) was New Zealand’s first fully professional composer and a leading figure in Australian music from the early years of this century.

Alfred Hill
Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand

Alfred Hill
Stiles Music Publications

Alfred Hill
Classical Archives

Lilburn, Douglas

Douglas Lilburn (one of New Zealand’s foremost composers).

Douglas Lilburn. Biography, audio files.

Douglas Lilburn
Wikipedia entry.

Douglas Gordon Lilburn
Biography, photograph, and list of print resources from Classical Net.

McLeod, Jenny

Jenny McLeod,
established New Zealand composer. Sounz

Jenny McLeod. Wikipedia

Mews, Douglas

Douglas Mews, New Zealand composer and academic.

Psathas, John

John Psathas Official Web Site
New Zealand contemporary composer; composer of fanfares and processionals for the Olympic Games opening ceremony, Athens 2004.

John Psathas. Promethean Editions

Ritchie, Anthony

Anthony Ritchie homepage.
Contemporary New Zealand composer.

Anthony Ritchie

Anthony Ritchie

Scholes, Peter

Peter Scholes,
New Zealand composer and musician. Sounz

Watson, Chris

Chris Watson,
contemporary New Zealand composer. MP3 samples, biography, press reviews.

Whitehead, Gillian

Gillian Whitehead, established New Zealand contemporary composer.

Gillian Whitehead. Wikipedia

Dame Gillian Karawe Whitehead, a dedicated website.