The Mozart Fellowship
The Mozart Fellowship was established in 1969 to aid and encourage composers of music in the practice and advancement of their art, to associate them with the life of the University and to foster an interest in contemporary music within the University and in the community. The work of the Mozart Fellow may be performed in concert during their Fellowship year.
The annual, 12-month Fellowship provides a studio/office space and not less than the minimum salary of a fulltime university lecturer. It is open to composers who are normally resident in New Zealand who, in the opinion of the Selection Committee, have demonstrated their ability and talent, and the intention of pursuing a career in music, and would benefit from holding the Fellowship.
Previous Fellowship recipients since 2008
Mozart Fellow 2013
Samuel Holloway is pleased to have the opportunity to focus more consistently on his creative research, free from his usual pressures.
“I am interested in creating work that has a seriousness and rigour, and the Fellowship offers the necessary time and freedom to achieve this,” he says.
Samuel has won a number of national and international awards, including first prize in the Asian Composers League Young Composer Competition in 2007. His work has been performed by many prominent artists and ensembles, including the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, the NZTrio, Stroma and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.