Douglas Lilburn

Rosa Elliott

Rosa Elliott Rosa Elliott has recently completed her first year at the University of Canterbury where she studies English and French alongside a Bachelor of Music majoring in composition under Chris Cree Brown and Alex van den Broek.

While Rosa grew up with a background of flute and piano, her exposure to choirs at Burnside High School inspired her love for choral music in particular. She was especially encouraged to pursue composition at university after winning the SOUNZ Big Sing Composition Competition in 2015, through which her choral piece Requiem was performed at the Michael Fowler Centre in 2015.

Rosa received a Lilburn Trust Student Composition Award (runner up) for her piece for solo violin, Seabird, written for violinist and composer Mark Menzies.

(Updated December 2016)