Conductor - Keith Moss
Keith Moss was born in South Africa, where he received a Masters degree in composition under Péter Louis van Dijk at Rhodes University in 2008. He was the director of the new music ensemble The Paz Consort for 7 years which was formed to promote and perform new works by young South African composers.
In 2010 he won the SAMRO Overseas Scholarship for composition, one of the SA’s largest prizes for musicians. He was first recipient of the Stefans Grové National competition in 2011 and again in 2016. Keith’s doctoral creative output was awarded the Faculty prize at the University of Pretoria where he graduated in 2017 under Prof. Alexander Johnson.
Keith has received a number of commissions worldwide and continues to write extensively for chamber ensembles. He has been the program director of music for the Cool Capital Biennale 2014, an adjudicator for the NEA and the editor for the Univeristy of SA exam syllabi.
In 2018 he was invited to have an orchestral work premiered in São Paulo, Brazil as well as a new chamber work recorded. Dr Moss now resides in Wellington, where he is the Artistic Coordinator for the NZSO and continues to compose.