2015 Caselberg Trust - Alex Taylor
|Alex presented a concert of new music and poetry written during his residency at Marama Hall, at Otago University, on 28 June. He was joined by his long-time collaborators: violists Emma Fetherston and Alex MacDonald.|
|Anthony Watson: Sonata for Solo Viola|
|Alex Taylor: Sketches for a posthumous cello concerto|
|Anthony Watson (arr. Alex Taylor): fragment - THIS IS NOT BARTOK/ITS [sic] NOT ME EITHER|
|Ronald Tremain: Nine Studies for viola and violin (selections)|
|Jack Body: Aeolian Harp|
|Alex Taylor: two songs of iain sharp|
|John Cousins: Three Little Duets|
|Alex Taylor: an autumn cutting|
About Alex Taylor
is one of New Zealand’s leading young composers of orchestral and chamber music. His music has been performed by prominent artists, including the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
, Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra
, Ben Hoadley
, 175 East
. He completed his Masters in Composition under the supervision of Dr Eve de Castro-Robinson
and Associate Professor John Elmsly
at Auckland University in 2011.
Alex’s works have been featured in concerts in New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia, America and Europe. In 2012 Alex was the youngest recipient to date of the SOUNZ Contemporary Award for his work [inner] for viola and orchestra, for which he was also awarded the NZSO Todd Corporation Young Composers Awards and the Orchestra’s Choice Award. He has won numerous prizes and scholarships through Auckland University, including winning the 2009 Lilburn Trust Competition.
2012 saw Alex complete a residency with the NZSO-National Youth Orchestra, and commissions for the NZTrio, 175 East and The Committee. Alex was the recipient of the 2013 CANZ Trust Fund Award and the 2013 APRA Professional Development Award. Projects in 2013 included commissions for Westlake Boys High School, Ben Hoadley and the Rothko Quartet. Alex’s work featured in the NZSO-RNZ CONCERT-SOUNZ Recordings , the Auckland Pride Festival, the Big Sing, and numerous chamber music events.