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Red Contributor


Murray Biggs

Composer

Born: 1954

Biography

Born Timaru 10-3-54. Educated Tawa College, Wellington 1967-72; Victoria University of Wellington 1973-5 (BMus 1976); Auckland Secondary Teachers College 1976; Berklee College of Music, Boston, USA 1979; University of London's Goldsmiths College 1984.

Career: Taught at Waihi College 1977-8. Music Librarian Westminster City Libraries (London) 1980-3. Taught at Alperton High School London 1984, Parliament Hill Girls School, London 1985. HOD Music Heretaunga College Wellington 1986-. Musical Director for Wellington Australasian and International Jazz Festivals 1988,89,90.

Contributor to "Canzona", "Agenda", "Music in NZ". Performs with the jazz quartet "Blue Bossa" playing flute, soprano and alto saxophones. Member CANZ Committee 1986, Secretary/Treasurer 1987-9. Secretary 1988-9 NZ Jazz Foundation.


Composed (2)

Fanfare

for trumpet and piano, 3m


Four Oriental Pieces

for flute and percussion, 28m