Eve de Castro-Robinson

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Eve de Castro-Robinson (born 1956) is a New Zealand composer and graphic designer. She studied at the University of Auckland, where she graduated in 1991 and took a position as Senior Lecturer in Composition at the same university.[1][2]

A "de Castro-Robinson Portrait" concert was held in her honor at the New Zealand International Festival of the Arts in Wellington in 2004. A 50th birthday concert was held at the University of Auckland in 2006. Besides teaching and composing, she also reviews music, speaks and broadcasts on music. She has published a number of professional articles in Canzona and Music in New Zealand.[3]

Honors and awards[edit]

  • Philip Neill Memorial Prize 1987
  • Auckland Philharmonia Composer in Residence 1991
  • Philip Neill Memorial Prize 1993
  • SOUNZ Contemporary Award 1998
  • CANZ Trust Fund Award 2000
  • SOUNZ Contemporary Award 2006
  • SOUNZ Contemporary Award 2007[3]


  • Len Lye chamber opera
  • Chaos of Delight for chamber ensemble
  • Other Echoes for orchestra
  • a pink-lit phase for flute, viola and harp
  • Chaos of Delight III for women's voices
  • Five Responses for women's voices, male speaker, and mixed ensemble
  • Len Songs for mezzo-soprano, clarinet, violin and piano
  • Noah's Ark for large chamber ensemble
  • Other echoes, fanfare for orchestra
  • Releasing the Angel for cello and orchestra
  • Split the Lark for violin and piano
  • Triple Clarinet Concerto for E flat clarinet, B flat clarinet, bass clarinet and orchestra
  • Tumbling Strains for violin and cello[3]

Her music has been recorded and issued on CD, including:

  • Releasing the Angel (Atoll Records ACD141) Finalist in the 2012 NZ Music Awards, Best Classical Album
  • Chaos of Delight (Atoll Records A9806)
  • Other echoes (Atoll Records ACD300)


  1. ^ Sadie, Julie Anne; Samuel, Rhian (1994). The Norton/Grove dictionary of women composers (Digitized online by GoogleBooks). Retrieved 20 January 2011. 
  2. ^ Dees, Pamela Youngdahl (2004). A Guide to Piano Music by Women Composers: Women born after 1900. 
  3. ^ a b c "Eve de Castro-Robinson". Retrieved 20 January 2011. 

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