Born in Los Angles California and raised on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, Calvin Solomon is an undergraduate at Yale University.
Graduate of the The Dwight School's Class of 2017, Calvin is a classical composer. Over the years Calvin has developed ongoing relationships with a number of career musicians and composers, including Ted Hearne, Mari Kimura and Richard Carrick. His culminating annual works have been performed by The Cassatt String Quartet and Classical Jam—both are heralded ensembles noted for their superlative and adventurous work. Calvin has focused on classically-themed compositions; however, writes in many styles and genres. The first movement of Calvin’s work, “Chasing Time,” enjoyed its world premiere at the Tenri Cultural Institute in January 2015, performed by Classical Jam and featuring James Shlefer on Shakuhachi. Produced by Kyo-Shin-An Arts, it was performed by the same ensemble in October 2015 at Barge Music, in Brooklyn. The completed work of “Chasing Time,” in two movements, was performed at Tenri Cultural Institute in March 2016. In addition, Calvin was selected by renowned conductor Jenny Undercoffler, Director of Face The Music, to compose a new piece for two voices. That composition, titled "Colors" for piano and tenor saxophone, debuted at the esteemed Brooklyn music venue, Roulette, in May, 2016, performed by musicians from Face The Music. In 2017 Calvin was commissioned to write piece for the renown Carnegie Hall titled "Winter Whispers".