SUSAN BOTTI (b 1962 )
Susan Botti’s eclectic background and experiences are reflected in her music incorporating traditional, improvisational, and non-classical styles. Her awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Rome Prize, and she has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, and the Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts.
Commissions include works for The Cleveland Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Recent premieres include Glaze, given by the Alabama Symphony Orchestra with Carlos Izcaray, and Bird Songs for solo soprano ‘in a nest of percussion’, commissioned and premiered by Lucy Shelton. Works for wind ensemble include Cosmosis for soprano, wind ensemble, and women’s chorus, and Terra Cruda&mdashboth commissioned by a consortium led by the University of Michigan (Michael Haithcock) and The Hartt School at the University of Hartford (Glen Adsit).
In addition to performing her own vocal works, Botti specialises in the performance of contemporary music by composers of diverse styles, including the role of Water in Tan Dun’s opera, Marco Polo (Sony Classical).
For more information, visit www.susanbotti.com.