new zealand Famous Film Score Composers from New Zealand

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List of notable or famous film score composers from New Zealand, with bios and photos, including the top film score composers born in New Zealand and even some popular film score composers who immigrated to New Zealand. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Kiwi film score composers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These film score composers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known film score composer from New Zealand is included when available.

List below includes Richard O'Brien, Arthur Alexander and more people.

This historic film score composers from New Zealand list can help answer the questions "Who are some Kiwi film score composers of note?" and "Who are the most famous film score composers from New Zealand?" These prominent film score composers of New Zealand may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Kiwi film score composers.

Use this list of renowned Kiwi film score composers to discover some new film score composers that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (12 items)

Arthur Alexander was a film score composer. ...more

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Age: Died at 76 (1891-1967)

Birthplace: Dunedin, New Zealand

Profession: Film Score Composer

Credits: Beyond Victory

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Chris Abrahams is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from New Zealand
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Christopher Robert Lionel Abrahams is a Sydney-based pianist, best known for his jazz work. Abrahams has been a member of the Benders, Laughing Clowns, The Sparklers and The Necks. He has recorded several solo albums, as well as collaborations with Melanie Oxley from the Sparklers. Abrahams has also ...more

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Age: 56

Birthplace: Oamaru, New Zealand

Profession: Film Score Composer, Pianist

Credits: The Tender Hook, Despondent Divorcee, Bangers, Lennie Cahill Shoots Through

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Chris White


Chris White is a musician and film score composer. ...more

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Age: 41

Birthplace: Auckland, New Zealand

Profession: Film Score Composer, Musician

Credits: Boy Cheerleaders, Twinset, White Lobster, Nancy^! Please, Lady and the Tooth, + more

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Claire Cowan


Claire Cowan is a New Zealand composer. ...more

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Age: 34

Profession: Film Score Composer

Credits: Assume Nothing, Moonfishing, When She Was King, The Huia, An Ordinary Person, + more