Jeroen Speak is nominated for the Award for the second time with Serendipity Fields, for violin, cello, piano and guzheng.
“It is very inspiring seeing the high quality of new music being composed by New Zealand's younger generation today. Salina Fisher and Chris Gendall are both remarkable composers, with unique voices, I congratulate them both.”
Serendipity Fields was premiered by NZTrio last year.
Jeroen was the Creative New Zealand/Jack C. Richards Composer-in-Residence at Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music in 2013-14. He has also been composer-in-residence at Visiting Arts (UK/China) and Artist Links (UK/Taiwan) and at the Nelson School of Music and Orchestra Wellington.
The winner of the 2017 SOUNZ Contemporary Award will be announced at the APRA Silver Scroll Awards held at the Dunedin Town Hall on Thursday 28 September.