I have been blessed and privileged to have been selected as the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra (APO) 'Rising Star' Young Composer-in-Residence for 2019. This programme gives young composers the chance to hone their craft by working closely with the APO. I have been given the opportunity to compose chamber and orchestral music for the APO’s Connecting programme, and have receive excellent from the APO’s Communities Composer Ryan Youens. In this programme, I have been commission to write three pieces for full orchestra; one for the APO Summer School Finale Concert 2019, one for the APO Discovery Concert 2019, and another for an APOPS Ensemble of my choice. You can read an interview I did with the APO on my role as 'Rising Star' Young Composer-in-Residence here.