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(b 1952 )

John Elmsly, born in Auckland in 1952, graduated in mathematics and music at Victoria University of Wellington but later studied composition with David Farquhar and Douglas Lilburn. Between 1975 and 1978 he held a postgraduate scholarship from the Belgian Ministry of Culture. While in Belgium he worked in the electronic music studios with Lucien Goethals.

In 1981 he was awarded the Mozart Fellowship at Otago University, Dunedin, and in 1984 became Lecturer in Composition at Auckland University where he is currently Associate-Professor and Head of Composition. His works include orchestral and chamber music, songs, and many instrumental pieces, as well as electronic compositions.

Role: Classical Composer 
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