A recipient of two consecutive Palmer-Dixon Prizes for best composition presented by The Juilliard School, composer Mathew Fuerst has also received numerous ASCAP awards and was recently a finalist in the Whitaker Competition, presented by the American Composers Orchestra. Fuerst’s works have been performed in Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, New York State Theatre, and Miller Theatre at Columbia University, as well as Dallas, Houston, Pittsburgh, Rochester, Montreal, Paris, Budapest, Scotland, and Hong Kong by such world-renowned artists as Deutsche Grammophon recording artist Ilya Gringolts and Canadian violin virtuoso Jasper Wood. Recent commissions include a symphony for the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra and a work for the New York City Ballet Choreographic Institute’s 10th Anniversary Celebration in collaboration with renowned German choreographer Marco Goecke.
LISTEN: String Quartet
American Contemporary Music Ensemble: Ben Russell, Yuki Numata, violins; Nadia Sirota, viola; Clarice Jensen, cello