Composer and violist Michael Boyman is the recipient of the 2011 International Music Prize for Excellence in Composition. An alumnus of the New York Youth Symphony, Mike served as principal violist of the orchestra from 2010-12 and was a member of Making Score, the organization’s composition program. Mike is a graduate of New York University, where he studied political science and music composition, and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Composition at the Manhattan School of Music, where he studies privately with Richard Danielpour and serves as a Fellow in the Center for Music Entrepreneurship.
LISTEN: Tightrope Walker – High Wire Act for Orchestra
Manhattan School of Music Composer’s Orchestra; David Gilbert, conductor
Instrumentation: 2-2-2-2/4-3-3-1/Timp./3 Perc./Pn./Hrp./Strings