Theo Hnat is a choral and piano composer whose music is characterised by lush, emotionally evocative melodies, inspired by the lyricism of Romantic era poetry and music. A pianist for 20 years, Theo ventured into the choral world as a member of the nationally renowned Cantabile and Malestrom choirs (Burnside High School). He has since been a member of the CBS choir, Christchurch Youth Choir (CYC), Consortia Chamber Choir, and now Voices New Zealand.
In 2015, Theo performed his first original piano composition, Prelude and Chérubin de Sucre, in the Christchurch Arts Centre concert series. Other notable compositions include Ave Maria, performed by CYC in 2016 and Alla Luna, performed by Consortia in 2018 (which he also accompanied on the piano).
Theo is also a husband, father, full-time Structural Engineer, and is studying towards a PhD in Earthquake Engineering at UC. He hopes to compose more pieces in the future to support the growing choral scene in New Zealand.
for SATB choir and piano, 5m