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Sebastian Currier

 b. 1959Photo credit: Jeffrey Herman

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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

Looking Ahead: Sebastian Currier’s intimate work for violin and double bass, Ringtone Variations, written for Anne-Sophie Mutter and Roman Patkoló, gets its US premiere this November at Carnegie Hall. In April, his new work for orchestra, Divisions, will be premiered by the Seattle Symphony, under the baton of Ludovic Morlot. In addition, May brings the premiere of Spark, written for the twelve cellos of the Berlin Philharmonic, and Glow, a new solo piano work to be premiered by Inon Barnatan in London.

 

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