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Samuel Holloway

Academic Programme Manager
School of Creative Industries
Location: Building 076, Room 2027


MMus (Hons) Auck. BMus (Hons) Auck.

Professional memberships

Executive Committee Member of CANZ (Composers Association of NZ)
Member of APRA (Australasian Performing Right Association)
Member of SOUNZ, Centre for New Zealand Music


Samuel Holloway holds a BMus (Hons), an MMus (Hons) in Composition, and a GradDipArts in Philosophy from the University of Auckland.

Samuel's work as a composer has been performed by prominent artists and ensembles including Klangforum Wien, Ensemble Reconsil (Vienna), the Formalist Quartet (LA), and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.

Samuel was the Mozart Fellow at the University of Otago in 2013, and New Zealand's representative at the 2014 Festival of the International Society of Contemporary Music in Poland. In September 2016 he will take up a Civitella Ranieri Fellowship in Umbria, Italy. 


Holloway, S. (2020). Untitled (fourth revision). Hong Kong, Hong Kong New Music Ensemble.

Holloway, S. (2020). Untitled (Gate II). Performed by Stephen De Pledge, published by McCahon House Trust (Auckland).

Holloway, S., McMillan, D., & et al. (2019). New Upright Piano. Auckland, Gallery One, Unitec.

Holloway, S. (2019). The Music in Yona Lee's In Transit. City Gallery, Wellington.

Holloway, S. (2018). Japonisme for Dylan Lardelli & Miyata-Yoshimura-Suzuki Trio, with soloists from Ensemble Musikfabri. Auckland, Miyata-Yoshiura-Suzuki Trio, Ensemble Musikfabrik soloists (Peter Veale, Makiko Goto), Dylan Lardelli.

Holloway, S. (2017). On Boredom in Music. CANZ Composers Conference, Canterbury University, Christchurch.

Holloway, S. (2017). Corpse and Mirror, for piano trio. The Piano, Christchurch, NZTrio.

175 East, (Performer), Knoop, M., (Performer), Menzies, M., (Performer and Author), Finnissy, M., (Author), Hawkins, R., (Author), Gardner, J., (Executive Producer and Author), & Holloway, S., (Executive Producer) (2017). Piano Concerto no. 3 / …above earth's shadow / Michael Finnissy. 175 East, Score publisher.

Holloway, S. (2016). Aspects of my compositional practice (Objectivity; Collaboration and Mediation; Lines and Processes). Eden Arts Trust: Artspeak 2016, University of Auckland, Epsom Campus.

Holloway, S., (performer) (2016). Things, a performance with Professor Mark Menzies. University of Canterbury School of Music, room 205, 19 July 2016.

Holloway, S. (2016). Aspects of my current compositional practice. Composers Association of New Zealand (CANZ) Nelson Composers Workshop, Nelson, New Zealand.

Holloway, S. (2016). Mono for sho, koto and recorder. Auckland, New Zealand, Mayumi Miyata, Nanae Yoshimura, Tosiya Suzuki.

Holloway, S. (2015). Grand Piano, for solo piano. Commissioned by the Chartwell Trust for performance on Michael Parekowhai's He korero purakau mo te awanui o te motu: Story of a New Zealand River as part of the Black Rainbow concert series at Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, curated by Hermione Johnson. Auckland, New Zealand, Commissioned by Chartwell Trust.

Newby, K., & Holloway, S. (2015). 4pm set of ceramic wind chimes (stoneware, porcelain, terracotta glaze), rope, wire. Pip Wallis, Helen Hughes, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne, Australia, 17 July-29 August 2015.

Holloway, S. (2015). Things 2015 realisation. Electroacoustic realisation of Things for 'You may or you may not be', a curated sound exhibition at Ex-Galerie Barbazanges, 26 Franklin D. Roosevelt Ave., Paris, 8 March 2015. Paris, France, Modelab,.

Holloway, S., & et al. (2015). Upright Piano West. Installation work exhibited in 'For the Common Good' at West, Den Haag, The Netherlands, 14 March - 25 April 2015. The Hague, The Netherlands, West gallery (Vol. -).

popular productions, & Holloway, S. (2015). Third revision. New Zealand, artists film Commissioned by CIRCUIT Artist Film and Video Aotearoa New Zealand.

Holloway, S. (2014). Dumb Objects, for chamber ensemble. Vienna, Austria, Ensemble Reconsil, conducted by Roland Freisitzer.

Holloway, S. (2014). Things. Performed by 175 East, conducted by Samuel Holloway, Performed at the Q Theatre Loft, Auckland.

Holloway, S. (2013). Matter, for piano quartet. Hamilton, New Zealand, Commissioned by Chamber Music New Zealand.

Holloway, S. (2013). Hard Science, for chamber ensemble. Dunedin, New Zealand, Stroma new music ensemble, conducted by Hamish McKeich.

Holloway, S., and et al. (2013). Upright Piano. Installation work exhibited in 'Michael Parekowhai et al., in collaboration with Anya Henis and Samuel Holloway' at Michael Lett gallery, 18 April - 25 May 2013. Auckland, Michael Lett gallery (Vol. -).

Holloway, S. (2012). Dualities 2, for solo violin. Performed by Mark Menzies, Musgrove Theatre, Auckland.

Holloway, S. (2012). Austerity Measures for recorder, koto and guitar. Wellington, New Zealand, Performed by Tosiya Suzuki, Nanae Yoshimura and Dylan Lardelli on 24 November 2012.

Holloway, S. (2012). Hauptstimme (orchestral version). Wellington, New Zealand, Recorded by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Hamish McKeich.

Holloway, S. (2012). Desire Lines. Wellington, New Zealand, Performed by SMP Ensemble on 30 June 2012.

Holloway, S. (2011). Terrain Vague (Score commissioned by Stephen De Pledge). Landscape Preludes: Music for Piano, Auckland.

Holloway, S. (2011). Canzona 2008: The Yearbook of the Composers Association of New Zealand. Canzona, volume 29, number 50.

Brown, A., and Holloway, S. (2011). Mereology, for solo cello. Auckland, New Zealand, Performed by Ashley Brown.

Holloway, S. (2011). Hauptstimme. Apeldoorn, The Netherlands, orkest de ereprijs.

Holloway, S. (2010). Sillage. Christchurch and Auckland, New Zealand, Performed by 175 East.

Cochrane, T., Bateman, R., Cliffin, P., Gardner, J., Henderson, I., and Holloway, S. (2009). Mobilizing Learning: Mobile Web 2.0 Scenarios in Tertiary Education. EDULEARN09: The International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies977-84-612-9802-0.

Holloway, S. (2009). Impossible Songs. Auckland, New Zealand, Performed by the Karlheinz Company.

Holloway, S. (2009). Domestic Architecture. Tongyeong, South Korea, Performed by the Asian Festival Ensemble.

Holloway, S. (2008). Terrain vague, for solo piano. Wellington, New Zealand, Performed by Stephen De Pledge.

Holloway, S. (2008). Strange Loops, for chamber ensemble. Wellington, New Zealand, Performed by Stroma.

Holloway, S. (2007). en abyme, for solo flute. Auckland, New Zealand, Performed by Mette Leroy.

Holloway, S. (2007). A response to "A working composer's viewpoint on Getting New Zealand Music Heard". Canzona, 0110-7771 (Vol. 28, 49).

Holloway, S. (2007). Dualities: I. Auckland, New Zealand, Performed by Johnny Chang.

Holloway, S. (2006). Composition Portfolio (MMus Thesis). Master of Music with First Class Honours in Composition, The University of Auckland.

Holloway, S. (2006). Here we are for a moment, for chamber ensemble. Wellington and Auckland, New Zealand, Performed by 175 East.

Holloway, S. (2006). Popular Music: A response to Anthony Ritchie. Canzona, 0110-7771 (Vol. 26, 47).