CHRIS PAUL HARMAN (b 1970 )
Chris Paul Harman was born in 1970 in Toronto where he studied classical guitar, cello and electronic music with Barton Wigg, Alan Stellings and Wes Wraggett, respectively. His works have been performed by many ensembles and orchestras in Canada and abroad, including the Asko Ensemble, the CBC Radio Orchestra, the Esprit Orchestra, the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra and the Tokyo Symphony. In 1986 he was a finalist in the CBC Radio National Competition for Young Composers. In 1990 he was the grand prize winner in that same competition for his work Iridescence, which was the selected work in the category for Composers under thirty years of age at the 1991 International Rostrum of Composers in Paris. In 2002 his work Amerika was awarded the Jules Léger Prize and was shortlisted for the Prix de Composition de la Fondation Prince Pierre de Monaco. Since 2005, Chris Paul Harman has served as Assistant Professor of Composition at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University in Montreal.