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  • Dylan Lardelli

  • Fully Represented SOUNZ Composer


Born in Wellington New Zealand, Dylan holds a Bachelors degree in Guitar performance and a Masters degree in Composition from Victoria University of Wellington. He has studied with Stefano Bellon in Venice and from 2009-2010 held a DAAD stipend to work with Dieter Mack at the Lübeck Musikhochshule in Germany.

Dylan has been the recipient of many scholarships and awards including the award of first place with his piece Four Fragments in the Asian Composers League Young Composers’ Competition in Tokyo in 2003. Dylan’s music has been performed throughout Europe, Asia and North America and by such musicians as Lucas Vis, Cygnus Ensemble, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, the NZTrio and members of Ensemble Modern and Musik Fabrik. His pieces have been programmed in the Gaudeamus music week held in Amsterdam and the Darmstadt New Music Festival. He has participated in the Acanthes course with Peter Eotvos, the Darmstadt summer school with Beat Furrer, Helmut Lachenmann and Dieter Mack and the Royaumont course with Brian Ferneyhough.

Recent premières include Between Strings (2013) by NZTrio, secrets, listening to the qin (2014) by the Forbidden City Chamber Orchestra and the New Zealand String Quartet, Retracing (2016) by the Miyata-Yoshimura-Suzuki Trio, and Shells (2016) by NZ Trio and Xia Jing.

As a Guitarist Dylan has performed with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Stroma contemporary music ensemble, 175 East new music ensemble and also In Korea, China, Thailand and Germany. Dylan has recorded numerous New Zealand Compositions and is a strong advocate of New Zealand music through commissioning and programming.

Source: Dylan Lardelli. Updated by SOUNZ, February 2017.

Selected Works

Four Fragments for large chamber ensemble  
Hiki-Iro for solo Koto  
Scenes for mixed chamber ensemble  
Sent into Silence for mixed chamber nonet  


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