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Red Contributor

Michael Vinten


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Born: 1956


Born Napier, New Zealand. Educated Dunedin, Cromwell, Wainuiomata. BMus(Hons) (Composition & Music History) Victoria University, Wellington, MMus (Orchestral Conducting) College Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati, USA. Music Director Schola Musica of the NZSO (1985-1989), Lecturer Massey University (1990-2005), Chorus Master & Associate Conductor, Wellington City Opera & New Zealand Opera (1991-). Music Director Wellington Youth Sinfonietta (1993- ) Freelance composer, arranger, conductor & teacher since 1990.

Composed (13)

Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra

for alto saxophone and orchestra, 25m

Four Whimsies

for SATB choir and piano

Preludes, Interludes and Fugues

for string quartet and string orchestra


for SATB choir and piano


for orchestra, 14m

Symphony - The Elements

for full orchestra, 35m

Tamarillo tea

for piano

Three Pictures

revised for SATB choir and chamber orchestra, 15m

Three Pictures

for SATB choir, organ, string quartet, flute and trumpet, 15m

Time Scape

for amateur or school orchestra, 15m


A song-cycle for Mezzo-Soprano and Piano

Recordings (1)

Elena's Cultural Symphony

Nz recordings not by sounz composers

Resources (1)