SEBASTIAN CURRIER (b 1959 )
Sebastian Currier is the 2007 recipient of the prestigious Grawemeyer Award. His music has been performed at major venues worldwide by acclaimed artists and orchestras. His violin concerto, Time Machines, had its première with the New York Philharmonic and soloist Anne-Sophie Mutter in the 2010–11 season. Recordings include a CD of string quartets by the Cassatt Quartet, a CD of mixed chamber music by Music From Copland House, and a DVD of his multimedia work, Nightmaze for Bridge records. He has received many prestigious awards, including the Berlin Prize, Rome Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, and an Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Residencies include the MacDowell and Yaddo colonies. His works are published by Boosey & Hawkes.