Composition

Thomas  Adès

Thomas Adès

Born in London in 1971, Thomas Adès studied piano and composition at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and read music at King’s College, Cambridge.
Julian  Anderson

Julian Anderson

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.
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.
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.
Joan  Tower

Joan Tower

Joan Tower is widely regarded as one of the most important American composers living today.
George  Lewis

George Lewis

George E. Lewis is the Edwin H. Case Professor of American Music at Columbia University.