Bobby Ge (b. 13 May 1996, Atlanta, Ga.) is an American composer and educator.
Ge holds a master’s degree in composition from the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, studying with Professors Kevin Puts and Harold Meltzer. He has participated in masterclasses with Georg Friederich Haas, Richard Danielpour, Du Yun, Pierre Jalbert, Amy Beth Kirsten, Christopher Dobrian, Zhou Long, George Tsontakis, and David Ludwig.
Mr. Ge's works navigate tensions between the timeless and the well-defined, often in a cross-disciplinary, multimedia setting. His work has been performed across four continents by groups including the Harbin Symphony Orchestra, the Concerto Chamber Orchestra, Pique Collective, the Future Symphony Competition Orchestra, the Atlantic Music Festival Symphony Orchestra, and celli@berkeley.
Ge is a composer-in-residence at the Millay Colony for the Arts in October 2020. He was shortlisted for the 2019 Zemlinsky Prize, and has further received recognition from various competitions and organizations including the Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra, and writer/poet Jenny C. Lares, among others.
A dedicated educator, Ge believes firmly in the value of music composition as an expressive and uniting force, and is eager to share this vision with others around him. He has taught and tutored music theory, composition, and piano for several years, and earned a coveted position as a graduate assistant in theory at the Peabody Institute. In his undergraduate career, Ge presided over UC Berkeley’s official Undergraduate Composer’s Club.
Works for Winds
- Bounce (2019)
- Bobby Ge, personal correspondence, September 2020
- Bobby Ge website Accessed 6 September 2020