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David Downes

02 August 2013    /    Composer Focus

David Downes (b. 1967) is a New Zealand born composer/filmmaker/performer who has pursued a diverse and individual creative career. His various music, sonic art, film and animation works have been performed, presented, screened and exhibited at numerous music, film, and arts festivals, galleries, concert halls and cultural events around the world.

NZSQ records Schubert on YouTube

10 December 2010    /    Media Releases

The New Zealand String Quartet recently recorded Schubert’s epic String Quartet in G major D887 in St Anne’s Church in Toronto. The producers were Bonnie Silver and Norbert Kraft, old friends from recording sessions of the Quartet’s acclaimed Mendelssohn set.

Ross Harris

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Ross Harris is one of New Zealand’s leading composers. He has written more than two hundred compositions including opera, symphonic music, chamber music, klezmer and electronic music. He has been a finalist in the prestigious SOUNZ Contemporary Award eight times in thirteen years and has won the award four times.

Dylan Lardelli

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Dylan Lardelli is a bright light to follow in New Zealand’s contemporary music scene. This up-and-coming 34 year old’s achievements already indicate that this is someone with a promising future ahead of them.

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