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Karlo Margetić


Born: 1987 Website  


Karlo Margetić (b.1987) holds degrees in composition and clarinet from the New Zealand School of Music. He has been the recipient of numerous prizes, including the 2020 Enescu Prize for Symphonic Composition (for "An Axe for the Frozen Sea") and the 2013 SOUNZ Contemporary Award (for 'Lightbox'). In 2013 he was a Composer Fellow at the Intimacy of Creativity Composition Workshop at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Karlo has received commissions and performances from a wide variety of soloists and groups including NZTrio, New Zealand String Quartet, STROMA, Michael Houstoun, Claire Edwardes, Michael Hill International Violin Competition, Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, and Wellington Youth Orchestra. He was Composer-in-Residence with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra in 2016 and 2017, Orchestra Wellington in 2014, with the NZSO National Youth Orchestra in 2007, and was Young Composer-in-Residence with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra in 2007 and 2008.

Composed (20)

Belt Sander

for orchestra, 4m


for orchestra, 7m


for solo bassoon, 7m


for orchestra, 4m

Et consumimur igni

for SSA choir, 2m

Hommage à W.L.

for two clarinets, horn, percussion, piano, violin, viola, cello and double bass, 10m


for solo trumpet, 2m 30s


for piano trio, 12m


for orchestra, 7m

Melting Furniture

for piano and orchestra, 18m

On an Imaginary Folk Song

for solo violin, 5m

Onion Flavoured Counterpoint

a microscore for clarinet quartet, 1m

Restlessly, While the Leaves are Blowing

for two clarinets, percussion and piano, 8m


for string quartet, 4m 30s


for clarinet duo, 5m


for string quartet, 4m 30s


for clarinet and piano, 8m

Svitac (version for clarinet and ensemble)

for clarinet and ensemble, 8m

Triangle, Staple, Staple

for solo piano

Xylophone Concerto

for xylophone and orchestra, 19m