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Samuel Holloway is an Auckland-based composer. He studied music and philosophy at the University of Auckland, and is currently an Academic Leader in Creative Industries at Unitec Institute of Technology.

Samuel was the 2013 Mozart Fellow at the University of Otago, and a 2016 Civitella Ranieri Fellow in Umbria, Italy. He was finalist in the 2011 SOUNZ Contemporary Award for his work Sillage, a work that was also selected for the 2014 ISCM World New Music Days in Poland.

Samuel’s work has been performed by prominent artists and ensembles in Asia, Europe and North America; these performers include Klangforum Wien, Ensemble Reconsil, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Stroma, NZTrio, the Miyata-Yoshimura-Suzuki Trio and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.

He has recently undertaken a number of projects with the collective et al., and their collaborative work is held in the Chartwell Collection at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki.

Samuel is a committee member of the Composers Association of New Zealand and an APRA AMCOS Ambassador. He has been a convener and mentor at the Nelson Composers Workshop and was co-convener of the 2014 CANZ Composers Conference at the University of Auckland.

Source: Samuel Holloway, March 2017.

Selected Works

Hauptstimme for full orchestra  
Impossible Songs for string quartet and soprano voice  
Sillage for guitar, fixed audio media and 2-12 other performers  
Stapes for piano trio  
Strange Loops for 12 performers  
Terrain Vague a 'landscape prelude' for piano  


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