Matthew Everingham is a freelance composer, music director and pianist currently based in Christchurch, New Zealand. As a composer, Matthew’s works have been heard in London (Westminster Abbey Earthquake Memorial), Malta (Commonwealth Resounds) and around New Zealand (NZTrio). Matthew has been awarded the Douglas Lilburn Trust Composition Award by the University of Canterbury and was a winning finalist in the NZTrio’s ‘Celebrating Lilburn’ composition competition in 2015. A compositional highlight was hearing his piece ‘Fractures: In Memoriam’ performed in Westminster Abbey by organ scholar Jeremy Woodside on the 4th anniversary of the Christchurch Earthquakes in 2015. Matthew is choral director at Saint Andrew’s College (Staccoro) a music director at NASDA, The Court Theatre and Showbiz Christchurch. Matthew also composes for film, and his film score for the short film ‘Defiance’ (MDOD, dir. Margarita Olkhovsky) was screened at the Miami Fashion Film Festival in 2015.
Prizes: -Douglas Lilburn Trust Composition Award (University of Canterbury, First Place, 2015) -Winning Finalist - NZ Trio's 'Celebrating Lilburn' Competition, 2015.
for violin, cello and piano, 9m
for organ, 6m 20s
for SSAA choir