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Thomas Adès

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* Work Asyla won the 2000 Grawemeyer Prize making him the youngest-ever recipient * Among his most well known works are Living Toys, Arcadiana, and the opera Powder Her Face, televised by Channel Four and also recorded for EMI Classics, one of six EMI CDs devoted to his music on which the composer features as pianist and conductor * Commissions include the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, the Hallé, the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Ensemble Modern, London Sinfonietta as well as Glyndebourne Opera and Royal Opera Covent Garden * A focus on his music at the 1999 Helsinki Musica Nova (in which seventeen of his works were played) appeared in the London Weekend Television Profile, relayed on Channel Four in December 1999 * Artistic Director to the Aldeburgh Festival since 1999 * The Tempest was premiered to great critical acclaim at the Royal Opera House in February 2004 under the baton of the composer and later at its US premiere at the Santa Fe Opera in Summer 2006

Works by Thomas Adès include:
The Tempest (2003-2004)
Asyla (1999)


"(Adès) has outgrown his status as the wunderkind of a vibrant British scene and become one of the most imposing figures in contemporary music." (The New Yorker)

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