2017 Composing Competition Winners announced

NZTrio is excited to announce the winners for the NZTrio Composing Competition 2017 – Turn a Phrase​.

We have been so impressed with the overall response to this year’s competition and the quality and variety of all the compositions submitted has been incredibly strong.

Together with composer Juliet Palmer, we selected the winners based on the strength and originality of the scores, as well as considering how authentically and meaningfully each composer responded to the brief:

‘ to find a New Zealand author or poet whose carefully crafted words inspire a musical work of no more than 10 minutes in length.’

 

In alphabetical order of surname, the nine winning works are:

 

Riley Cahill: Territory of the Heart

Josiah Carr: Time and Glue

Rosa Elliott: Voices of the Air

Richard Francis: Reflections

Marcus Jackson: when where

Lily James: Charcoal on White Snow

Callum Mallett: Departure, at the Going Tide

Abby Pinkerton: Whispers and Echoes

Xu Tang: One Two Three

 

​We congratulate you all and look forward to performing these nine works in the Winners’ Concerts this October.

 

Concert dates:

October 15, 5pm • Adam Concert Room, NZSM, Wellington

October 20, 7.30pm • University of Auckland Music Theatre

General admission/free entry

 

*Programme notes can be found in the event directory for each concert.

 

 

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NZTrioWednesday, October 18th, 2017 at 10:55am
Come and show your support for NZ's emerging talent this Friday Oct 20th at 7:30pm at The University of Auckland School of Music NZTrio Composing Comp 2017 Winners Concert. Free event, general admission. Watch video for more info or visit www.nztrio.com/event-directory/
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2017 NZTrio Composing Competition: Turn a Phrase
Ashley and Sarah discuss their 2nd biennial composing competition and share insights into the process and purpose behind the venture.
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NZTrioFriday, October 13th, 2017 at 2:26pm
We drove over the wild and windy Rimutakas today, and appear to have arrived in Ye Olde England!
We are serving up a tasty tapas-style programme in Featherston tomorrow night as part of the Kokomai Festival - would love to see lots of toe-tapping friends there if you fancy a grand night out :-)
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NZTrioFriday, September 29th, 2017 at 1:26pm
If you've got a quiet Friday night ahead, put your feet up and tune in to #MusicAlive on RNZ Concert tonight at 7pm to re-live our #MessiaenQuartetFortheEndofTime collab with clarinetist #JulianBliss: http://www.radionz.co.nz/concert/programmes/musicalive
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NZTrioThursday, September 28th, 2017 at 6:02pm
Good luck to all the fabulous finalists! We'll be watching :)
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NZTrioTuesday, September 26th, 2017 at 5:35pm
It's been a whirlwind week at the Shanghai Conservatory with the lovely Yuri Cho - a concert at the New Music Week, and 11 new compositions performed last night for the composing competition. At least a million notes flew by.... great to catch up with old friends, make some new ones - and the beer was well earned (and enjoyed) afterwards!!!!

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