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Michael Vinten

Composer, Performer

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Born: 1956

Biography

Michael Vinten studied Music History and Composition at Victoria University, Wellington, and then completed a Masters Degree in Orchestral Conducting at Cincinnati University, Ohio, USA. He has conducted many New Zealand orchestras, both professional and amateur, including Orchestra Wellington, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, and the Southern Sinfonia. Michael also works extensively with youth orchestras, having conducted the New Zealand Youth Orchestra, the Wellington Youth Orchestra, and the Wellington Youth Sinfonietta. From 1985 until 1989 he was Music Director of the Schola Musica, the training orchestra for the NZSO. He has also worked extensively as a conductor of opera.


Composed (16)

Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra

for alto saxophone and orchestra, 25m


Four Whimsies

for SATB choir and piano


Preludes, Interludes and Fugues

for string quartet and string orchestra


Roof

for SATB choir and piano


Sinfonietta

for orchestra, 14m


Six Korean Love Poems

for mezzo-soprano and piano


Six Korean Love Poems

for mezzo-soprano and orchestra, 16m


Symphony - The Elements

for full orchestra, 35m


Tamarillo tea

for piano


Te ia o Nuku

for choir and orchestra, 16m


Three Pictures

for SATB choir and chamber orchestra, 15m


Three Pictures

for SATB choir, organ, string quartet, flute and trumpet, 15m


Time Scape

for amateur or school orchestra, 15m


Wild

for mezzo-soprano and piano



Recordings (1)

Elena: Elena's Cultural Symphony - CD

Nz recordings not by sounz composers



Resources (1)