Jessie Leov (MMus) is an award-winning composer, songwriter and musician based in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Active in the industry for over a decade, Jessie’s practice as a music-maker is diverse. Her work traverses both the classical and popular music space, including cross-disciplinary collaboration across theatre, film, sonic arts and poetry.
Recently named as the 2024 NZSO NYO Composer-in-Residence, Jessie has been commissioned to compose an orchestral work to be premiered by the National Youth Orchestra next year. She is also working alongside sonic artist Garling Wu on a collaborative project titled earthworks, funded by Creative New Zealand. Responding to climate change, this project brings together their respective backgrounds in contemporary classical and electroacoustic music as well as exploring wider musical influences.
In 2022 Jessie was the recipient of an APRA Professional Development Award, as well as being awarded first place in the Open Category of national competition Compose Aotearoa! for her choral work, lady of the river. She was also selected to take part in the SOUNZ NZ Composer Sessions where her orchestral work, marble, bark, silver, was recorded by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.
Visit Jessie’s SOUNZ Composer profile.