August 14, 2020 - The Barlow Foundation announced the recipients of their 2020 commissions, and I'm thrilled to have been awarded a commission to write a new work for Daedalus Quartet!
March 9, 2020 - Nikki Einfeld and the talented musicians of Left Coast Chamber Ensemble
gave a great premiere of my new work Ladle Rat Rotten Hut
this evening in San Francisco -- even though the concert had to be closed to live audiences and live-streamed due to the coronavirus. Thank you LCCE!
April 6, 2019 - Music Director Ken Lam and the Illinois Symphony Orchestra
gave two wonderful performances of my new work Gate of Horn
this weekend in Illinois. The premiere was made even more special by the participation of poet Louis Asekoff; Lou's poem The Gate of Horn
inspired my composition, and he gave a reading of the poem before each performance.
January 8, 2019 - It was a great pleasure to spend time this morning in a recording session with my former composition teacher Sydney Hodkinson! Syd is providing his distinctive voice to the upcoming performances of my work Through the Darkness of Sleep
, composed for Transient Canvas
October 11, 2018 - The Fromm Foundation
at Harvard University awarded me a commission to write a new work for Left Coast Chamber Ensemble
. I feel very privileged to receive this honor from the Fromm Foundation, an organization which has done so much for American composers.
August 3, 2018 - The Clarosa Quartet
gave a stunning performance this evening of the premiere of my new piano quartet Vasilissa the Invincible
at the Kingston Chamber Music Festival
. Huge thanks to the Quartet and to Festival Director Natalie Zhu
and to everyone on the board of the Festival for making this happen!
July 20, 2018 - I am honored to have been awarded the Edward T. Cone Fellowship in Music from the Bogliasco Foundation
in Italy. I will be in residence at the Foundation in April and May 2019.
April 5, 2018 - I'm thrilled to share the exciting news that I have received a Fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
. My thanks to the Foundation, and to the administration at Illinois State University
, who have agreed to let me take a leave of absence during my Fellowship year, which begins this fall. Many congratulations, too, to the other very deserving composers who received Guggenheim Fellowships this year!
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