11 / 11 / 2011Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011, 5:30 PM - St. John's Church, 35 Bowdoin Street, Boston, MA: Cellist Nick Dinnerstein will be performing my Suite for Solo Cello. Along with pianist Victoria Suchodolski, Mr. Dinnerstein will present a program that also includes works by Arvo Pärt, Olivier Messiaen, and György Ligeti. For more info: http://stjev.org/concerts
9 / 30 / 2011The Contemporary Music Ensemble of the CUNY Graduate Center, directed by Whitney George, has selected me as composer-in-residence, commissioning a new work to be performed in Fall 2012.
9 / 23 / 2011I’ve begun work on a new piece for the Cygnus Ensemble, which will be premiered this spring (2012) in New York City. The concert will feature new works by my colleagues from David Del Tredici’s composition seminar. I’ll post more details regarding date and location.
8 / 23 / 2011To years after its completion date, I’ve decided to revise my Suite for Solo Cello. Some changes are small, others not so much. The new (and presumably improved!) version will probably be making its debut soon in New York - I’ll keep you posted...
7 / 21 / 2011The SOCAN Foundation announced the recipients of the 2011 Awards for Young Composers. This year I was awarded two prizes: Ubi Sunt took second prize in the Godfrey Ridout Awards and Critical Density earned third prize in the Serge Garant Awards. (You can listen to recordings of both pieces on the Listen page.) PRESS RELEASE
Congratulations to my fellow award recipients!
7 / 6 / 2011Hosts Jaris Saitis and Theo Mathien of “Where’s the beat” (Montreal radio station CKUT 90.3FM) invited composers Terri Hron, Haralabos [ Harry ] Stafylakis, and Nina C. Young to discuss their music and views. You can listen to the two hour show here: “Where’s the Beat interview” (The show actually begins at 31:26 and the interview at 39:12).
6 / 15 / 2011I am happy to announce that I will begin my doctoral studies this fall at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City. My compositional research will focus on the meeting points between contemporary “classical” music, film, and heavy metal.
5 / 29 / 2011In late May, soprano Sharon Azrieli and the Israel Chamber Orchestra will be performing my arrangements/orchestrations of classic tunes from musicals and jazz operas for Soprano & Orchestra.
4 / 15 / 2011My recent work for horn and piano, Horn of Valere, is going to be premiered by Emily Hush at her final bachelor’s recital in Redpath Hall (McGill University) in Montreal, Canada. The piece was composed specifically for Emily at here request; thematically, it is a representation of the events revolving around the fictional “Horn of Valere” from Robert Jordan’s epic Wheel of Time series. Jordan himself took the idea from Norse mythology, which I also allude to in the titles of the movements (e.g. Ragnarok, etc).
11 / 13 / 2011Monday, December 19, 2011, 7:00 PM - Elebash Hall (CUNY Graduate Center), 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY: Cellist Nick Dinnerstein will be performing my Suite for Solo Cello, and Kyra Sims (horn) will team up with pianist/composer Jonathan Howard Karz to give the American première of Horn of Valere. The concert is presented by the Graduate Center’s Composers’ Alliance. For more info: http://www.gccomposersalliance.org/index.html
4 / 5 / 2011Designs In Harmony will be presenting a concert of contemporary chamber music in Clara Lichtenstein Hall (McGill University) in Montreal, Canada. My Suite for Solo Cello will be performed by Toby Kuhn, for whom I composed the piece. I will also be presenting my string quartet Of Episodic Nature, performed by Chris Whitley and Amy Hillis (violins), Scott Chancey (viola), and Eli Weinberger (cello). Also on the program will be works by Nina C. Young, Michal Novotny, and Alexandra Fol. Visit the Designs In Harmony website for more details.
3 / 31 / 2011Designs In Harmony will be presenting a concert of contemporary chamber music at the Lily Pad in Cambridge, MA. My Suite for Solo Cello will be given its US debut by Toby Kuhn, for whom I composed the piece. Also on the program will be works by Nina C. Young, Michal Novotny, Alexandra Fol, and Ramon Castillo. Visit the Designs In Harmony website for more details.
1 / 26 / 2011My string quartet Of Episodic Nature was given its Canadian premiere at Vanier College in Montreal. A recording of the performance will be posted soon in the “Listen” section.
3 / 31 / 2010Haralabos [ Harry ] Stafylakis and co-organizer Nina C. Young donated the proceeds of 2010’s Designs In Harmony concert to the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation. The concert took place on March 20, 2010 at Christ Church Cathedral. Works by composers Thomas Carr, Nicholas Esterer, Bernard Falaise, Michael Oesterle, Duncan Schouten, Haralabos [ Harry ] Stafylakis, and Nina C. Young were conducted by Michal Novotny and performed by the Independent Orchestra and Chamber Players at McGill and special guests the Quatuor Bozzini at Christ Church Cathedral in Montreal.
12 / 1 / 2008McGill University’s Music Composition Area Chair announced the 2009 - 2010 Composers-in-Residence. I was awarded a residence with the McGill University Saxophone Quartet, under the direction of Abe Kestenberg. The commissioned work, The Sharp End, will be premiered in the spring of 2010.