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

The list you're viewing is made up of many different people, including Bret McKenzie and Gillian Whitehead.

This historic composers from New Zealand list can help answer the questions "Who are some Kiwi composers of note?" and "Who are the most famous composers from New Zealand?" These prominent 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 composers.

Use this list of renowned Kiwi composers to discover some new 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. (15 items)

Blake Feehan

Blake Feehan is a composer. ...more

Bret McKenzie is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Composers from New Zealand
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Bret Peter Tarrant McKenzie, ONZM is a New Zealand comedian, actor, musician and producer, best known for being one half of the Grammy Award winning musical comedy duo Flight of the Conchords along with Jemaine Clement. McKenzie served as music supervisor for two Muppet films, The Muppets and ...more

Age: 40

Birthplace: Wellington, New Zealand

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David Long

David Long is a musician, composer and producer. He has worked on all of Peter Jackson’s films of the last decade. In 2009 he composed additional score for Peter Jackson’s The Lovely Bones. For the The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey he wrote ‘Misty Mountain’, a song for the dwarves that also features ...more

Denis Arthur Smalley is a composer of electroacoustic music, with a special interest in acousmatic music. ...more

Age: 71

Birthplace: Nelson, New Zealand

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