CARTER PANN (b 1972 )
Composer/pianist Carter Pann has written for and worked with musicians around the world, garnering performances by ensembles such as the London Symphony and City of Birmingham Symphony, the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra in Moscow, many radio symphonies around Europe, the Seattle Symphony, the National Repertory Orchestra, the youth orchestras of New York and Chicago, and countless wind ensembles. He has written for Richard Stoltzman, the Antares Ensemble, the Capitol Saxophone Quartet, the West Coast Wind Quintet, the River Oaks Chamber Ensemble, and many concert pianists. His Second String Quartet was commissioned by the Takács Quartet to première in 2015. He has been awarded five ASCAPs, a Charles Ives Fellowship, and he was a finalist in the first Masterprize Competition in London. Pann’s numerous albums encompass solo, vocal, chamber, orchestral, and wind music; his First Piano Concerto (Naxos 8.559043) was nominated for a GRAMMY® in 2000. He currently teaches at the University of Colorado in Boulder.