23 May 2012
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New Zealand composer Ewan Clark helped orchestrate the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations at a gala dinner for the world’s sovereign monarchs hosted by the Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace on Friday 18 May.
After the dinner the Philharmonia Orchestra entertained the guests, and three of the concert pieces were orchestrated by the London-based New Zealander.
“I am very honoured to have been given this wonderful opportunity to partake in the celebrations of the Queen's Jubilee,” he said.
Mr Clark is studying at the Royal College of Music with support from Creative New Zealand and the Edwin Carr Foundation Scholarship.
“Were it not for Creative New Zealand and the Edwin Carr Foundation Scholarship, I would not be in London as a student…and opportunities such orchestrations for the Philharmonia would be much further from my reach.”
I am very grateful that the financial assistance of Creative New Zealand is liberating me to pursue my dream career.
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