- Chris Adams
- Born: 1979
- Fully Represented SOUNZ Composer
Chris Adams (1979-) is a New Zealand composer and is currently HoD Music at Sancta Maria College. He was the Mozart Fellow (2010-2011) at the University of Otago and the Auckland Philharmonia’s Composer in Residence (2009). Chris was the inaugural University of Otago Wallace Artist in residence at the Pah Homestead from July to September, 2010.
Chris has had works commissioned, performed and read by a wide variety of groups including the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, NZ Trio, Auckland Philharmonia, Auckland Chamber Orchestra, Jade String Quartet, and Southern Sinfonia. His works have been performed in New Zealand, Italy, and Britain, including at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival; a number have also been broadcast on Radio New Zealand Concert. Composition awards include the Philip Neill Memorial Prize (2008), for his string quartet, Persephone.
In addition to composing and teaching, Chris has much experience as a freelance musician, performing as a singer and violinist, conducting, coaching chamber music and organising concerts. Chris is a strong advocate of new music and is on the committee of the Composers’ Association of New Zealand. He has been a guest tutor at the Nelson Composers’ Workshop and has also mentored composers as part of his role as Composer in Residence with the Auckland Philharmonia.Source: Chris Adams, January 2013
|Anastasis for full orchestra|
|Art Miniatures for flute and piano|
|Clarinet Quartet - The Liberation of Mr Norris for four clarinets|
|Flight - Lost in an urban(e) jungle for solo E flat clarinet|
|Jekyll Rat for piano trio|
|Mad Cow-Farmer's Disease for chamber nonet|
|Persephone for string quartet|
|Postcards from Eden for chamber ensemble of twelve players|
|Release for violin and piano|
|Viola Sonata for Helen for viola and piano|