CANZ Awards

We present two awards every year: the KBB Citation for Services to New Zealand Music, and the CANZ Trust Fund Award.

  • The KBB Citation for Services to New Zealand music, sponsored by KBB Music, is presented annually to an individual or organisation in recognition of their outstanding contribution and commitment to New Zealand composition.
  • The CANZ Trust Fund Award is awarded to a composer and current CANZ member, either emerging or established, whom the CANZ committee wishes to honour for current compositional achievements.

CANZ members may nominate a person for either award by contacting a committee member prior to the second committee meeting of the year (usually August/September)

CANZ Award Recipients

KBB Citation for Services to NZ Music

2017 Peter Scholes
2016 Stroma
2015 Stephen De Pledge
2014 John Elmsly
2013 Gretchen LaRoche
2012 NZTrio
2011 Allan Thomas
2010 Chris Cree Brown
2009 Andrew Uren
2008 Jenny McLeod
2007 Gillian Whitehead
2006 Karen Grylls
2005 John Cousins
2004 Scilla Askew
2003 175 East
2002 Waiteata Music Press
2001 Richard Nunns
2000 Dorothea Franchi
1999 Dorothy Freed
1998 Jack Speirs
1997 Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra
1996 John Hopkins
1995 Nan Anderson
1994 John Rimmer
1993 William Southgate
1992 John Ritchie
1991 William Dart
1990 Ross Harris
1989 Philip Norman
1988 John Thomson
1987 Margaret Neilsen
1986 Tony Vercoe
1985 Jack Body
1984 David Farquhar
1983 Larry Pruden (posthumous)
1982 Ashley Heenan
1981 Frederick Page
1980 Thomas Vernon Griffiths
1979 Owen Jensen
1978 Douglas Lilburn
1977 Peter Godfrey
1976 Alex Lindsay (posthumous)

CANZ Trust Fund award

2017 Celeste Oram
2016 Ross Harris
2015 Dorothy Ker
2014 Chris Gendall
2013 Alex Taylor
2012 Louise Webster
2011 Michael Norris
2010 Gao Ping
2009 Robin Toan
2008 Gareth Farr
2007 Patrick Shepherd
2006 Samuel Holloway
2005 Dylan Lardelli
2004 Chris Watson
2003 James Gardner
2002 Penny Axtens
2001 Rachel Clement
2000 Eve de Castro-Robinson
1999 Philip Brownlee
1998 Anthony Ritchie
1997 Helen Bowater
1996 John Psathas
1995 Maria Grenfell
1994 Neville Hall
1993 John Young
1992 Not awarded
1991 Leonie Holmes
1990 Kenneth Young
1989 Eric Biddington
1988 David Hamilton
1987 Dorothy Buchanan
1986 Chris Cree Brown
1985 Philip Dadson