Violist and composer Kurt Rohde is a recipient of the Rome Prize, the Berlin Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and is the winner of the 2012 Lydian String Quartet Commission Prize. He has received commission awards from New Music USA – Commissioning Music/USA, the NEA, and the Barlow, Fromm, Hanson, and Koussevitzky Foundations. Mr. Rohde recently completed new works for the Lydian String Quartet, eighth blackbird, the Scharoun Ensemble, pianist Genevieve Lee, and the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble. Kurt is currently working on a new opera with writer Dana Spiotta and artist David Humphrey. He is a member of the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble and the New Century Chamber Orchestra, and teaches composition at the University of California at Davis.
LISTEN: Concertino for Violin and Small Ensemble
Axel Strauss, solo violin; Left Coast Chamber Ensemble; Matilda Hofman, conductor