ROBERT XAVIER RODRIGUEZ (b 1946 )
Music by Robert Xavier Rodríguez has received over 2000 operatic and orchestral performances in recent seasons by such organizations as the New York City Opera, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Dallas Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Vienna Schauspielhaus, Israel Philharmonic, Mexico City Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra and the Seattle, Houston, Dallas, Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, Baltimore, St Louis, National, Boston and Chicago Symphonies. He has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Goddard Lieberson Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Prix Lili Boulanger and the Prix de Composition Prince Pierre de Monaco.
Rodríguez has served as Composer-in-Residence with the San Antonio Symphony and the Dallas Symphony. Thirteen CDs featuring his music have been recorded (1999 GRAMMY® nomination), and his more than 100 works are published by G. Schirmer. He holds the Endowed Chair of University Professor of Music at the University of Texas at Dallas, where he is Director of the Musica Nova Ensemble.
(courtesy of the composer)