Originally from Waitakere, Reuben Jelleyman is currently studying at the New Zealand School of Music and Victoria University of Wellington in Music and Physics.
Jelleyman was recently selected as the New Zealand Young Representative for the 2013 Asian Composers League in Singapore and is anticipating a NZSO-TODD Reading in 2013 and a NZSO-SOUNZ-RNZC Recording in 2014. The composer has enjoyed experiences at the CANZ Nelson Composers Workshops, and having music performed by the SMP Ensemble in Wellington.
In 2012 he was awarded a special mention at the NZSM Lilburn competition for his piece Soliloquy for Horn in F, and in 2013 a composer-performer prize for his piece Soliloquy of Harp and his performance in Glen Downie's piece Row of Suspects for solo percussion.
As a performer, Jelleyman plays percussion often involving himself in freely-improvised music and collaborations with fellow contemporary composers.
(Updated December 2013)