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Reuben Jelleyman


Born: 1993


Reuben Jelleyman (1993) is a New Zealand composer currently based in Paris studying at CNSMDP under Gérard Pesson. His works have been played by ensembles such as Avanti! (Finland), Ensemble Reconsil, Ensemble Fractales (Belgium), Ensemble N, Stroma (NZ), the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, and many more.

His work has been recognised at a national level, including the CANZ Trust Fund Award 2019 for contributions to New Zealand contemporary music, and a nomination for the SOUNZ Contemporary Award in 2015. In 2019 Reuben was a composer-in-residence with KulturKontakt in 2019 in Vienna. He is currently supported by the APRA Professional Development Award 2019 and Legs Jabès and Nguyen Thien Dao scholarships. He has received tuition from composers such as Beat Furrer, Tristan Murail, Yann Robin, Francesco Filidei, Simone Movio, and Jukka Tiensuu. He graduated in 2016 from Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music and Victoria University of Wellington in music and physics, studying composition studies with Michael Norris and Dugal McKinnon.

Work also includes multimedia installation and multichannel electronic works, as well as performing as a percussionist, organist, and conductor. Jelleyman is the creator and director of PORTALS, a music project in Wellington city hosting contemporary music events outside of concert hall spaces.

Composed (10)

Concertino for Five Instruments

for piano soloist with pierrot ensemble, 9m


for ensemble


for mezzo-soprano and chamber ensemble, 4m 30s

Hue Saturation and Brightness

for orchestra, 10m

Solar Wind

for orchestra, 5m

Soliloquy for Cello

for solo cello, 5m

Soliloquy for Flute

for flute, 7m

Soliloquy for Guitar

for solo guitar, 9m


for violin and piano


for orchestra, 10m

Performances (2)

Stroma - Iconic Sonics

Big works and bold sounds from some of the leading composers of the twentieth century — Witold Lu...

SOUNDBITE_Liam Wooding

Soundbites are hour long lunch time concerts curated and performed by ANAM musicians. Throughout ...