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Samuel Holloway


Born: 1981


Samuel Holloway is an Auckland-based artist. He was the 2013 Mozart Fellow at the University of Otago, and a 2016 Civitella Ranieri Fellow in Umbria, Italy. Samuel was a finalist in the 2011 SOUNZ Contemporary Award for his work Sillage, a work that was selected for the 2014 ISCM World New Music Days in Poland.

Samuel studied music and philosophy at the University of Auckland, and currently manages the contemporary art and design programmes at Unitec Institute of Technology. He is the Associate Director (Artistic) of the 2020 ISCM World New Music Days.

Samuel’s work has been performed by prominent artists and ensembles in Asia, Europe and North America; these performers include Klangforum Wien, the Miyata-Yoshimura-Suzuki Trio and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. He has undertaken a number of projects with the collective et al., and their collaborative work is held in the Chartwell Collection at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki.

Samuel was a committee member of the Composers Association of New Zealand from 2006-2017. He has been a convener and mentor at the Nelson Composers Workshop and was co-convener of the 2014 CANZ Composers Conference at the University of Auckland.

Composed (30)

Austerity Measures

for recorder, koto and guitar, 8m

Corpse and Mirror

for violin, cello and piano

Domestic Architecture

for string quartet, 9m


for violin, 30s

Dualities 2

for violin, 1m 30s

Dumb Objects

for mixed chamber octet, 9m 30s

en abyme

for flute, 7m


for orchestra, 6m

Grand Piano

for piano, 9m

Hard Science

for mixed chamber sextet, 5m 30s


for orchestra, 3m 30s


for ensemble (sixteen performers), 3m 30s

Here We Are For A Moment

for mixed chamber sextet, 12m

Impossible Songs

for string quartet and soprano voice, 13m


for bass clarinet, trombone, and cello, 8m


for three b-flat clarinets, 9m


for piano quartet, 8m


for ensemble, 32m

Mono (もの)

for shō, recorder and koto, 8m

Primary Structures

for shō and tenor recorder, 10m


for guitar, fixed audio media and 2-12 other performers


for piano trio, 8m

Strange Loops

for twelve performers, 10m

Terrain Vague

for piano, 3m 30s


for chamber ensemble

Untitled (and and)

for flute and guitar

Untitled (Gate II)

for piano, 20m

Performances (2)

New Music Central - Lawrence Axelrod (US)

Includes works by Eve de Castro-Robinson and Samuel Holloway.

Pianist Lawrence Axelrod

Auckland Libraries is delighted to present American pianist and composer Lawrence Axelrod, who en...