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Claire Cowan


Since graduating with honours in composition from Auckland University in 2006,  Claire Cowan has made waves with her sounds. Working in a range of genres for both stage and screen, Cowan was awarded a Silver Scroll in 2017 for her work on Hillary, a miniseries about legendary mountaineer Edmund Hillary. Cowan has also composed for telefeature Runaway Millionaires (2019) — which won Best Original Score at the 2020 NZ Television Awards — two seasons of TV thriller One Lane Bridge (2020) and numerous short films. In 2021, she was named Te Kaipuoro Inamata Toa/ Best Classical Artist at the APRA AMCOS Awards.

In music and art I admire simplicity, emotion and originality. Claire Cowan