Eve De Castro-Robinson wins 2007 SOUNZ Contemporary Award

At the APRA Silver Scrolls evening held on Tuesday 18th September in Auckland, These Arms To Hold You won the 2007 SOUNZ Contemporary Award as the best new work of the last 12 months by a New Zealand composer.

“This work had moments of magic,” the jury commented. “The writing is fresh, lively and full of the uninhibited joy of youth while also being adventurous and imaginative.”

The other finalists for the 2007 SOUNZ Contemporary Award were Anthem on the Kaipara for string orchestra by Christopher Blake and The Sleep of Reason… for chamber sextet by Ross Harris.