Karlo Margetić (b.1987) holds degrees in composition and clarinet from the New Zealand School of Music. He has been the recipient of numerous prizes, including the 2013 SOUNZ Contemporary Award (for ‘Lightbox’), the NZSO/Todd Young Composer Award (2006), and the Trusts Young Composer Competition (Auckland Philharmonia 2005). 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 NZ Trio, 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.