Final Placings Compose Aotearoa! NZ 2023

 A big THANK YOU to all composers entering their wonderful new works for this year’s competition. 

Open Category

Winner: Knotted Flax by John Elmsly

Highly Commended
A Gift to Sing by Chris Artley
Cerberus by Colin Decio

My cup overfloweth by Bjorn Arntsen
When David Heard by Chris Adams

25 and Under Category

Winner: Make a Joyful noise by Fergus Byett

Highly Commended
Ibong Adarna by Katherine Lopez
Rest by Thorin Williams

Fire & Ice by Jordan Gunn

Waiata Tira Category

Winner: He Mele a ka Ikaika by Leilani Aaron 

We gratefully acknowledge the Patrons of  Compose Aotearoa! Trevor and Carol Kempton.