Kerry Andrew is a young British composer who seems to have her finger in an astounding number of pies, from modern sacred choral music to alt-folk, and including vocal chamber ensemble music and jazz. We talked via Skype on Jan. 12, 2010.
The thing you need in order to start an arts organization, even more than a
great deal of money, is a whirlwind – an individual with unstoppable
energy who can put it all together and keep it working through thin times and
American violinist Hilary Hahn has entered her fourth decade, having turned
thirty last year, and for her eleventh disc she takes on a collaborative role,
as obbligatist in a program of Bach cantata arias with soprano Christine
Sch‰fer and baritone Matthias Goerne, accompanied by the M¸nchener
Kammerorchester under the direction of Alexander Liebreich.
Composer Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon is presently on the faculty of the Eastman
School of Music in Rochester, New York. He grew up in Guadalajara, Mexico,
where he and colleague Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez played in a rock and roll band
Composer William Price was born in Missouri (1971) and raised in Alabama, where he is presently professor of music theory at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
John Fitz Rogers is presently an associate professor of composition at the University of South Carolina School of Music.
An Interview with Ileana Perez-Velazquez
By Tom Moore
Erich Korngold’s Die tote Stadt comes to the Royal Opera House in January 2009. It’s the first time this production has been seen in London : it is the famed Willy Decker production from Salzburg in 2004 which did so much to restore Korngold’s status.
A virtuoso saxophonist, performing internationally, Mark Engebretson is also a composer whose recent works often take place at the interface between the live performer and the computer.
Composer Alejandro Rutty is newly-arrived in North Carolina, where he teaches at UNC Greensboro.