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Paul Moravec

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Paul Moravec

Biography

Paul Moravec (b. 2 November 1957, Buffalo, N.Y.) is an American composer.

Paul Moravec, recipient of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize in Music, is the composer of numerous orchestral, chamber, choral, operatic, and lyric pieces. His music has earned many distinctions, including the Rome Prize Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, three awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Rockefeller Foundation.

A graduate of Harvard College and Columbia University, he has taught at Columbia, Dartmouth, and Hunter College and currently holds the special position of University Professor at Adelphi University. He was the 2013 Paul Fromm Composer-in-Residence at the American Academy in Rome, recently served as artist-in-residence at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N.J, and was also recently elected to membership in the American Philosophical Society.

Frequently commissioned by notable ensembles and major music institutions, Mr. Moravec's current project is an oratorio about the Underground Railroad for premiere by the Oratorio Society of New York at Carnegie Hall in May, 2018. His most recent premiere is The Shining, based on the Stephen King novel, at Minnesota Opera in May 2016. Other recent premieres include The Overlook Hotel Suite, with American Composers Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, Winter Songs, with the Harvard Glee Club and Radcliffe Choral Society, Light Shall Lift Us, with Opera Orlando, The King’s Man, with Kentucky Opera, and Amorisms, with Alias and the Nashville Ballet. Recent seasons have included the New York premiere of The Blizzard Voices, with the Oratorio Society of NY at Carnegie Hall, as well as the premieres of Violin Concerto, with Maria Bachmann and Symphony in C, and Shakuhachi Concerto, with James Schlefer and the Orchestra of the Swan (U.K.). Other recent premieres include Wind Symphony, with a consortium of American concert bands.


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