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(b 1960 )

Pulitzer, GRAMMY, and Grawemeyer Award-winning composer Aaron Jay Kernis is one of America’s most performed and honoured composers. He has been commissioned by the world’s pre-eminent performing organizations and artists, from the New York Philharmonic to the Symphonies of San Francisco, Dallas, Detroit, Toronto, and Melbourne; the Walt Disney Company to the Rose Center for Earth and Space at New York’s American Museum of Natural History; and soloists Renée Fleming, James Ehnes, Joshua Bell, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, and Sharon Isbin.

Kernis was the recipient of Northwestern University’s Nemmers Prize, and is a member of the American Classical Music Hall of Fame and the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He is the workshop director of the Nashville Symphony’s Composer Lab & Workshop; was new music adviser to the Minnesota Orchestra, with which he co-founded and directed its Composer Institute for 15 years; and serves on Yale’s composition faculty.

Kernis has conducted in cities including Rome, Washington, and Portland. Leta Miller’s biography of Kernis and his work was published in 2014 by the University of Illinois Press. His music can be heard on the Nonesuch, Naxos, Signum, Koch, Argo, and Onyx record labels, among others.

For more information, visit https://aaronjaykernis.com.

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Role: Classical Artist 
Album Title  Catalogue No  Work Category 
Role: Classical Composer 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
BEETHOVEN, L. van: String Quartet No. 9, "Rasumovsky" / KERNIS, A.J.: String Quartet No. 2 (The Kernis Project: Beethoven) (Jasper String Quartet) Dorian Sono Luminus
Chamber Music
Chamber Music (Flute) - KERNIS, A.J. / FINE, M. / ELKIES, N.D. / BARKER, J.M. / COLEMAN, D. (Living Music) (A.K. Dade, Scott Yoo, Arvinder, N. Elkies) Naxos
Chamber Music
Chamber Music with Guitar (American) - KERNIS, A.J. / LIDERMAN, J. / MACKEY, S. (Awakenings) (D. Tanenbaum, Plitmann, A. Strauss, Kernis) Naxos
Choral Music - TAVENER, J. / LIGETI, G. / DEBUSSY, C. / BADINGS, H. / POULENC, F. / RUTTI, C. / THOMPSON, R. (San Francisco Symphony Chorus) Delos
Choral - Sacred
Clarinet and String Quartet - DANIELPOUR, R. / KERNIS, A.J. / SCHICKELE, P. (Spring Forward) (Shifrin, Miró Quartet, Dover Quartet) Delos
Chamber Music
COPLAND, A.: Sextet / HARTKE, S.: The Horse with the Lavender Eye / KERNIS, A.J.: Trio in Red / ZWILICH, E.T.: Clarinet Concerto (Shifrin) Delos
Chamber Music
CORIGLIANO / HARBISON / HERSCH / KERNIS / KOLB: American Orchestral Works Cedille
ECHOES - Classic Works Transformed (Seattle Symphony, Schwarz) Naxos
KERNIS, A.J.: 3 Flavors / 2 Movements (with Bells) / Ballad(e) out of the Blue(s), "Superstar Etude No. 3" (Russo, Ehnes, Albany Symphony, Miller) Naxos
Concerto, Chamber Music, Instrumental
KERNIS, A.J.: Color Wheel / Symphony No. 4, "Chromelodeon" (Nashville Symphony, Guerrero) Naxos
KERNIS, A.J.: Flute Concerto / Air / Symphony No. 2 (Piccinini, Peabody Symphony, Alsop, Slatkin) Naxos
Orchestral, Concerto
KERNIS, A.J.: String Quartet No. 3, "River" / DEBUSSY, C.: String Quartet, Op. 10 (The Kernis Project: Debussy) (The Jasper String Quartet) Dorian Sono Luminus
Chamber Music
KERNIS, A.J.: Symphony in Waves / Newly Drawn Sky / Too Hot Toccata (Grant Park Orchestra, Kalmar) Cedille
SCHUBERT, F.: String Quartet No. 14 / KERNIS, A.J.: String Quartet No. 1 (The Kernis Project: Schubert) (The Jasper String Quartet) Dorian Sono Luminus
Chamber Music
Violin Recital: Bahn, Lina - ADLER, S. / CHAMBERS, E. / FELDER, D. / FITCH, K. / KELLOGG, D. / KERNIS, A.J. / MUMFORD, J. (Mean Fiddle Summer) Naxos
Violin Recital: Fain, Tim - PUTS, K. / GLASS, P. / KERNIS, A.J. / ZHURBIN, L. / DANIELPOUR, R. / BOLCOM, W. / HIGDON, J. (River of Light) Naxos
Chamber Music

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