Mentoring NZSO Todd Corporation Young Composers Award


Now in its 15th year, the NZSO Todd Corporation Young Composers Awards is an exciting opportunity for young New Zealand composers to have their work recorded by the NZSO. This year the selected young composers will have an amazing opportunity to work with our Associate Conductor & players from the NZSO.

Congratulations to the candidates who have been chosen for this year's Todd Corporation Young Composers Award.

Abby Pinkerton – Warou

Alan Mackwell – Rounds

David Mason – Zephyr

Luka Venter – ts’onot

Ihlara McIndoe – Petrichor

Micah Thompson – forgo the parable, seek the light

Nathaniel Otley – Biosphere Degradation

Sam van Betuw – Mister


Submitted compositions will be assessed by a panel of industry professionals, and those selected for the awards will be flown to, and accommodated in Wellington for the duration of the recordings and awards. Separate workshops will be presented, in preparation of the NZSO recording workshop on 27 & 28 November. The best overall composition will win the NZSO Todd Corporation Young Composers Award including a cash award worth $750.