PAUL MORAVEC (b 1957 )
Paul Moravec, recipient of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize in Music, has composed numerous orchestral, chamber, lyric, and operatic works. Frequently commissioned by notable ensembles and major music institutions, his current project is The Shining, based on the Stephen King novel, which will be premièred at Minnesota Opera in 2016. A graduate of Harvard and Columbia universities, he is University Professor at Adelphi University, and recently served as Artist-in- Residence at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton as well as Composer-in-Residence at the American Academy in Rome. Other honors include the Rome Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and three awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Recent releases include four albums on Naxos (8.559267, 8.559323, 8.559393 and 8.559698), an album of orchestral music on BMOP Sound titled Northern Lights Electric, and the Piano Quintet, with Jeremy Denk and the Lark Quartet on Bridge.
His website is www.paulmoravec.com and his works are published by www.subitomusic.com.
Paul Moravec: Mining Tonality for New Complexities