Karlo Margetić (b.1987) holds degrees in composition and clarinet from the New Zealand School of Music. He is Composer-in-Residence with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra for the 2016 and 2017 seasons. Karlo has been the recipient of numerous prizes, including the 2013 SOUNZ Contemporary Award (for ‘Lightbox’), the NZSO/Todd Young Composer Award (2006). In 2013 he was a Composer Fellow at the Intimacy of Creativity Composition Workshop at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
Karlo has received commissions and performances from a wide variety of soloists and groups including NZTrio, New Zealand String Quartet, STROMA, Michael Houstoun, Claire Edwardes, Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, Auckland Chamber Orchestra, and Wellington Youth Orchestra. He was Composer-in-Residence with Orchestra Wellington in 2014, with the NZSO National Youth Orchestra in 2007 and was Young Composer-in-Residence with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra in 2007 and 2008. An active performer, Karlo is Co-Director of the SMP Ensemble, and has appeared with them as composer, clarinettist, conductor and narrator.
'Dubina means 'depth'. One night during a storm I found myself staring into the ominous, enveloping darkness of Cook Strait from Owhiro Bay on the south coast of Wellington. This is the image that inspired the piece. I wrote Dubina in my last year of high school and it won the Trusts Young Composer Competition at the APO in 2005.' – Karlo Margetić