Sebastian Currierb. 1959
Recipient of the prestigious Grawemeyer Award in 2007, Sebastian Currier represents the finest in American composition. * He has received many other awards including the Berlin Prize, Rome Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, and an Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. * Currier's music has been enthusiastically embraced by violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, who commissioned and premiered his violin and piano piece Aftersong, and violin concerto, Time Machines. * Members of the Berlin Philharmonic dedicated a full evening to Currier's extensive chamber music output in October 2005, including the premieres of Remix for mixed ensemble and Crossfade for two harps.
Works by Sebastian Currier include:
Time Machines (2007) for violin and orchestra
Piano Concerto (2006) for piano and orchestra
Nightmaze (2005) for chamber ensemble
Next Atlantis (2008) for string quartet
Flow for chamber orchestra receives its world premiere with the Chamber Music Society of Louisville, April 28 * Works by Currier will be featured at the Vale of Glamorgan Festival May 9-18, where he is a featured composer. Concerts include performances of Quartet Set, the UK premiere of Quiet Time, and the world premiere of Links. Quanta also receives its UK premiere in a performance by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales on May 15.
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