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Adrian Hollay

Adrian has been working as composer and sound designer since 1999. He has composed and recorded numerous soundtracks for theatre, dramas, animation films and documentaries in New Zealand and in his native Germany. For the last three years he has worked with New Zealand's leading theatre company, the Auckland Theatre Company.

Next to his work in theatre and film, Adrian writes music for classical ensembles. In 2014 Adrian was commissioned to write a new violin, clarinet, piano trio for Australia's Plexus Ensemble, and a new work for Australian concert violinist and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra player Sarah Curro. At the moment he is working on a new work for violin, cello and piano.

Adrian is also an accomplished and award-winning music producer and sound engineer. His recordings have been released on music labels Naxos and Atoll, as well as being broadcast on public radio stations in Australia, New Zealand, the USA and across Europe.

Since 2006 he has been employed by Radio New Zealand as a Music Producer and Recording Engineer. His area of expertise is in recording and engineering predominantly classical music. In New Zealand he has extensively recorded the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra and the NZ Opera.

Adrian was twice awarded the New Zealand Radio Award for ‘Best Technical Production of a Studio or Outside Broadcast Recording’. Most recently in 2014 for his recording of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra's performance of Giuseppe Verdi's Requiem.