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List Of 21st-century Classical Composers
This is a list of 21st-century classical composers, sortable by name, year of birth and year of death. The list includes composers who have made a significant impact on the world of classical music since 2001, whether through major festivals and promoters of contemporary music, broadcast media or commercial recording on widely distributed labels. These composers work in the tradition of classical music.Contents1 List 2 See also 3 External linksList[edit]Name Year of birth Year of death Nationality Notable 21st-century works RemarksScott Perkins 1980American The Stolen ChildAa, van der MichelMichel van der Aa 1970Dutch Up-Close; the Here trilogyBystrom, BrittaBritta Byström 1977Swedish Der Vogel der Nacht; Picnic at Hanging Rock; A Walk After DarkBuckley, JohnJohn Buckley 1951IrishBustan, ShaulShaul Bustan 1983IsraeliBoss, AndrewAndrew M
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Christopher Schreiner
Christopher Schreiner aka The Frickin' Guy (born February 16, 1983) is an American composer/guitarist. He was described by the Wall Street Journal as "spacey, quietly flashy and intense."[1]Contents1 Career 2 Equipment 3 Awards 4 Discography 5 References 6 External linksCareer[edit] Schreiner released his debut album Only Human, in September 2008.[2] In 2011 he joined the right-wing rock band Madison Rising.[3] They released their self-titled debut album that year, and performed for protesters at an Occupy Congress event on January 19, 2012.[4] Equipment[edit] Schreiner is endorsed by Bogner Amplification,[5] JAM Pedals[6] and GHS Strings[7] Awards[edit] Muse’s Muse Editors Choice Award: Best Instrumental – winner – An Interlude In Bléu 2009 [8] Guitar Player Magazine's Guitar Superstar Competition – finalist – Icarus 2008[9] Discography[edit]Only Human – 2008 ATAU: And They Are Us – 2014 [10]CompilationsMahavishnu Re Defined Vol
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Carolyn Yarnell
Carolyn Yarnell (born 1961)[1] is an American composer and visual artist. A recipient of the Rome Prize, Charles Ives Prize, and a Guggenheim Fellowship, she is particularly noted for works which combine visual and musical depictions of landscape and light, many of which were inspired by the landscapes of her native California.[2]Contents1 Background 2 Selected works 3 Recordings 4 References 5 Sources 6 External linksBackground[edit] Yarnell grew up in the Sierra Nevada region of California.[3] She studied composition at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music where she received a Bachelor of Music in 1986 and at Yale University where she received her master's degree in 1989.[1] Two years later the final two movements of her five-movement Symphony No
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Bohdana Frolyak
Bohdana Frolyak (born 5 May 1968 in Vydyniv, Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast, Ukrainian SSR) is a modern Ukrainian composer.Contents1 Biography 2 Scholarships and awards 3 Major works 4 Festivals 5 Notes 6 External linksBiography[edit] Frolyak made her first musical steps in her native village under the guidance of Vasyl Kufliuk, a village teacher who gained educational and musical graduation in Warsaw. In 1986, she graduated from Solomiya Krushelnytska Lviv Musical School after studying piano, music theory and composition. In 1991, she graduated from Lviv Conservatory as a composer.[1] Her teachers in the academy were Volodymyr Flys and Myroslav Skoryk. In 1998, Frolyak completed a non-degree postgraduate course of the same university. In 2009, she attended two courses at the faculty of composition and faculty of contemporary music and jazz of Academy of Music in Krakow (Poland). Since 1991 she has been a lecturer at faculty of musical composition at Lviv Conservatory
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Klas Torstensson
Klas Torstensson (born 16 January 1951) is an award-winning Swedish-Dutch composer.Contents1 Career 2 Selected discography 3 Awards 4 References 5 External linksCareer[edit] Torstensson was born in Nässjö, and studied composition Ingesunds Musikhögskola, musicology at Göteborgs universitet
Göteborgs universitet
and electronic music at the Institute for Sonology. Torstensson’s compositions are performed by orchestras, ensembles and soloists worl
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Pär Lund
Pär Lund (born September 25, 1972) is a Swedish pianist and composer.Contents1 Education 2 Career 3 References 4 External linksEducation[edit] Lund began composing and playing the piano at the age of 7 and initiated his formal education in 1991 with professor Esther Bodin-Karpe at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. In 1994 he continued at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki where he until 2002 studied piano with professor Juhani Lagerspetz and composition with Erkki Jokinen and Olli Kortekangas. Following graduation, Lund concluded his studies at the masterprogram in piano at Stockholm's Royal College of Music 2002-2006 with professor Staffan Scheja
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Pär Lindgren
Pär Lindgren (born 16 January 1952 in Gothenburg) is a Swedish composer and composition teacher, cited as one of Sweden's leading composers of electroacoustic music,[1] and one of the most important Swedish composers of orchestral music of his generation along with Jan Sandstrom, Anders Hillborg, and Anders Nilsson.[2] Lindgren studied composition at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm (KMH) in the 1970s. Since 1980 he has taught at KMH and was professor of composition[3] there from 1998 until 2008. Since then he has returned to being a lecturer. He taught Adrian Knight between 2006 and 2009. Lindgren won the Christ Johnson Prize in 1987 and 1996. References[edit]^ "Pär Lindgren - Electronic Music LP 22965". Tochnit-aleph.com. Retrieved 28 February 2014.  ^ White, John David; Christensen, Jean (1 January 2002). New Music of the Nordic Countries. Pendragon Press
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Sorin Lerescu
Sorin Lerescu (November 14, 1953) was born in Craiova and is a Romanian composer who studied at the National University of Music in Bucharest. Lerescu has been active in his profession and is considered by many to be in the forefront of present-day prospective Romanian music.(Fred Popovici. – In: Sorin Lerescu – L.P. / Bucureşti: ELECTRECORD ST-ECE 03790, 1991) He currently teaches counterpoint and composition at the Faculty of Arts of the Spiru Haret University, Bucharest. He studied composition at the National University of Music in Bucharest with Tiberiu Olah and Anatol Vieru (1975-1979)
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Gregg Wager
Gregg Wager (born September 16, 1958 in Adrian, Michigan) is an American composer, pianist, and music critic. He studied composition at the University of Southern California and the California Institute of the Arts. His teachers included Morton Subotnick and Morten Lauridsen. His piano teachers included Yuriy Oliynyk, Doris Stevenson, and Chester Swiatkowski. In 1996, he earned a Ph.D. in musicology at the Free University Berlin.[1] As a critic, he specializes in contemporary classical music and postmodern music. From 1985 to 1991, he contributed regularly to the Los Angeles Times
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Jorge Villavicencio Grossmann
Jorge Villavicencio Grossmann (1973) is a Peruvian composer, naturalized Brazilian, who currently resides in the United States.Contents1 Biography 2 Works2.1 Solo Instrumental 2.2 Chamber music 2.3 Large Ensemble - Chamber Orchestra 2.4 String Orchestra 2.5 Symphony Orchestra 2.6 Vocal 2.7 Choral 2.8 Mixed Ensemble3 Awards 4 External links 5 ReferencesBiography[edit] Born in Lima, he began musical studies at the age of six, continuing to study the violin with Luis Fiestas and Veronique Daverio. In 1989, he and his family fled Peru for Brazil during the rise of the Maoist Shining Path.[1] In Brazil, he continued musical studies at Faculdade Santa Marcelina with Alberto Jaffe (a student of Max Rostal) and Ayrton Pinto (a former member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra). In 1998 he moved to the U.S.A
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Grażyna Pstrokońska-Nawratil
Grażyna Pstrokońska-Nawratil (born 16 July 1947) is a Polish composer and music educator.Contents1 Life 2 Honors and awards 3 Notable students 4 Works 5 ReferencesLife[edit] Grażyna Pstrokońska-Nawratil was born in Wroclaw, Poland. She studied composition at the State School of Music in Wrocław with Stefan Poradowski and Tadeusz Natanson, and in France under Pierre Boulez and Olivier Messiaen. She took courses at the Institut de Recherche et de Coordination Acoustique/Musique in Paris and studied Iannis Xenakis's music in Aix-en-Provence.[1] After completing her studies, Pstrokońska-Nawratil took a position in 1971 at the State School of Music in Wroclaw, becoming a professor in 1993 and later Chair of Composition and Music Theory
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Roger Zare
Roger Joseph Zare (born 1985 Sarasota, Florida) is an American composer and pianist. Currently based in Chicago, he is known primarily for his orchestral and wind ensemble works, several of which have received significant recognition in the contemporary music community.Contents1 Life1.1 2005-10 1.2 2010-15 1.3 2015-present2 Discography 3 References 4 External linksLife[edit] Zare grew up in [Sarasota, FL] and began playing piano at age 5, violin at age 11, and began composing at age 14. He received his BM from the USC Thornton School of Music in 2007, his MM from the Peabody Conservatory in 2009, and his DMA from the University of Michigan in 2012. Zare’s teachers have included Bright Sheng, Kristin Kuster, Paul Schoenfield, Michael Daugherty, Derek Bermel, David Smooke, Christopher Theofanidis, Tamar Diesendruck, Donald Crockett, Morten Lauridsen, Frederick Lesemann, and Rex Willis
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Ehesuma
Ehesuma (Chinese: 阿诃苏摩; E.宋歌; born 1974 in Changchun, China) is a Chinese Composer and founder of AMRTA, Player of He-drum.[1][2][3][4] A new style called "rhythm of light and melody of dew" is her creation for Amrta. "Charming and unrivaled music!" - George Szirtes, Poet Laureate of United Kingdom and winner of T. S. Eliot Prize.[3][5][6][7]Contents1 Biography 2 Works 3 References 4 External linksBiography[edit] In 2002, she graduated with a master's degree in Shanghai Conservatory of Music.[4][7][8] In 2008, she founded AMRTA by uniting avant-garde musicians of unique styles and started the serial project of "AMRTA TIME". 2009–2013, AMRTA has accomplished five serial works and held many special performances. In 2013, “Amrta on Water”, the first music scene on Huangpu River. With its innovation and creation, Amrta has been pioneering the contemporary original music scene.[2][3][7][8] Works[edit]In 2013, Amrta on Water, the first music scene on Huangpu River
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Peter Traub
M.A. Electronic Music Composition, Dartmouth College Ph.D. Composition and Computer Technologies, University of VirginiaKnown for electronic music, net art, digital art, sound installationPeter Traub (born 1974 in South Africa) is an American composer of electronic and acoustic music and sound installations. His work often focuses on the use of technology to mediate physical and virtual spaces.Contents1 Biography 2 Selected Concert Works and Installations 3 Network Art 4 External linksBiography[edit] Traub was born in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1974, emigrating to the United States with his family in 1982. Although he lacked a musical upbringing and did not play an instrument, Traub discovered the possibilities of electronic music during his undergraduate work at the University of Florida. Studying with Dr. James Paul Sain, he wrote his first pieces of electronic music at the Florida Electroacoustic Music Studio from 1995 - 1997
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Eugene Kurtz
Eugene Allen Kurtz (December 27, 1923 – July 7, 2006) was an American composer of contemporary classical music. He received an M.A. in music from the Eastman School of Music
Eastman School of Music
in 1949. His instructors included Arthur Honegger, Darius Milhaud, and Max Deutsch. He served as a guest professor of composition at the University of Michigan, the Eastman School of Music, and several other universities. His notable students include John Burke, Roger Briggs, John S. Hilliard, and Robert Morris. His best-known composition is The Last Contrabass in Las Vegas (1974), for double bass and female narrator, which was composed for Bertram Turetzky and his wife Nancy Turetzky, who have performed it frequently. He was also commissioned by Radio France. Kurtz was born in Atlanta
Atlanta
and served in the U.S. Army
U.S. Army
during World War II; he first arrived in France
France
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Joel Spiegelman
Joel Spiegelman (born January 23, 1933) is an American composer, conductor, concert pianist, harpsichordist, recording artist, arranger, author and teacher. As a composer, Spiegelman has been widely known for his blending of techniques from traditional classical music, dodecaphonic music, aleatoric music, gospel, Russian folk, and electronic idioms. He has written original music for string quartet, piano trio, piano quintet, chamber music with percussion, solo instruments, wind ensembles, symphony orchestra, ballet, film, choral and vocal music.Contents1 List of works1.1 Incidental music 1.2 Concertos 1.3 Orchestral works2 References 3 External linksList of works[edit]This section needs expansion. You can help by adding to it
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