Michael  Gandolfi

Michael Gandolfi

Composition Program Head; Director, Festival of Contemporary Music

Michael Gandolfi was born on July 5, 1956 in Melrose, Massachusetts. A self-taught guitarist, he started experimenting with rock and jazz improvisation at the age of eight.
Julian  Anderson

Julian Anderson

Julian Anderson is one of the most talented composers of his generation. Born in London in 1967, he studied with John Lambert, Alexander Goehr and Tristan Murail and first came to prominence when his orchestral Diptych (1990) won an RPS Prize in 1992.
Osvaldo   Golijov

Osvaldo Golijov

Osvaldo Golijov grew up in an Eastern European Jewish household in La Plata, Argentina. Born to a piano teacher mother and physician father, Golijov was raised surrounded by classical chamber music, Jewish liturgical and klezmer music, and the new tango of Astor Piazzolla.
John   Harbison

John Harbison

Composition Program Coordinator

Composer John Harbison is among America's most prominent artistic figures. He has received numerous awards and distinctions, including three of the most prestigious: the MacArthur Foundation's "genius" award, the Pulitzer Prize, and the Heinz Award in the Arts and Humanities.
Steve  Mackey

Steve Mackey


Steven Mackey was born in 1956 to American parents stationed in Frankfurt Germany. Though his first musical passion was playing the electric guitar in rock bands based in northern California, he later discovered concert music and continued on to compose for orchestras, chamber ensembles, dance and opera.
Marc  Neikrug

Marc Neikrug

MARC NEIKRUG is a unique and multi-faceted artist. A world-renowned composer whose works have been programmed by leading orchestras and opera houses, he is also an esteemed pianist who has performed duo recitals with Pinchas Zukerman for over 20 years. Neikrug has recently expanded his artistic activities even further, serving his third critically acclaimed season as Artistic Director of the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival.