Story: Composers

David Farquhar, 1982

David Farquhar, 1982

David Farquhar was taught composition by Douglas Lilburn at Victoria University of Wellington before heading overseas for further study. On his return to New Zealand in the early 1950s he was appointed to the Victoria University music department, and became professor in 1976. During this time he composed a range of instrumental, vocal and orchestral works. He was also the founder president of the Composers Association of New Zealand in 1974. He retired from teaching, but not from composing, in 1993, and died in 2007.

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William Dart, 'Composers - Establishing a new tradition', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 April 2024)

Story by William Dart, published 22 Oct 2014