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Supporting New Zealand Composers

Musical Director Anita Banbury has a passion for supporting New Zealand composers. For the third year, through funding gifted by Anita, Cantorum has commissioned a new piece of music from an up and coming composer, which will premiered at our Christmas concert.

This year our composer is Rosa Elliott, a young composer from Christchurch, where she recently completed a BMUS and BA at the University of Canterbury majoring in Composition and English Literature. Rosa is currently completing her Honours in Composition at the University of Auckland.

In 2017, Rosa was recognised as a winner of the NZTrio Composition Competition for Voices of the Air. Rosa has since won two Douglas Lilburn Composition Prizes for her works Landfall for solo percussion, and What Have You Done to Your Rivers? for chamber orchestra, which is to be recorded by the NZSO in September 2020 as part of the NZ Composer Recording Sessions.

July 2020

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