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Natalie Hunt

Composer

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Born: 1985

Biography

Born into a musical family in 1985, Hunt spent much of her childhood attending theatre, dance, and music rehearsals. Her high school years saw increased involvement in the community, performing regularly with the Napier Operatic Society, the Hawkes Bay Jazz Club Big Band, the Hawkes Bay Youth Orchestra, the Ionian Singers and various chamber ensembles, on Saxophones, Clarinet, and Cello. In 2001 she achieved Grade 8 Piano; in 2003 she was a finalist in the Raewyn Newcombe Physiocare Hawkes Bay Young Musician of the Year, and gained ATCL in Clarinet.

Hunt holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science & International Relations from Victoria University, as well as a Bachelor of Music (first class Honours in Instrumental/Vocal Composition) from the New Zealand School of Music. In 2009 she was named NZSO NYO Composer-in-Residence with Only to the Highest Mountain, and winner of the NZSO/Todd Corporation Young Composer Award with Rain II. Recent compositions include Another Sea, commissioned by the Wellington Branch of the IRMT for their High Five piano album, as well as Matariki and Data Entry Groove, which were commissioned by the New Zealand String Quartet for their “Travelling Portmanteau”.

Awards:
2009 National Youth Orchestra Composer in Residence
2009 NZSO/Todd Corporation Young Composer Award
2014 “Distinctive Emerging Artist Award” for composition of original score. NZ Theatre Federation One Act Play Competition National Finals


Composed (28)

A Dragon Named Blake

for alto saxophone, tenor saxophone and piano


Another Sea

for solo piano


Beneath

for B flat clarinet, violin and piano


Cat Nip

for B flat clarinet, 2m 30s


Cirrus

for orchestra


Clarinet Duets in Red and Black

for two B flat clarinets, 7m


Compass

for full orchestra, 4m 30s


Data Entry Groove

for string quartet


Flamingo

for clarinet quartet


Hawk

for clarinet quartet


Kaka

for clarinet quartet


Kaleidoscope

for solo piano


Kawau

for clarinet quartet


Kereru

for clarinet quartet


Matariki

for string quartet


Muchacho

for two bassoons, or bassoon and bass clarinet., 4m


Muchacho (saxophone quartet version)

for saxophone quartet (SATBar), 4m


Only to the Highest Mountain

for full orchestra, 4m 55s


Phoenix

for clarinet quartet


Piwakawaka

for clarinet quartet


Rain II

for orchestra


Raven

for clarinet quartet


String Quartet I

for string quartet, 19m


Swallow

for clarinet quartet


Toroa

for clarinet quartet


Ulla

for saxophone quartet


What Candles May Be Held

for B flat clarinet and prepared piano, 4m 30s


Winter

for alto saxophone and piano