Having won awards for his works in virtually every classical genre, American composer Robert Paterson has been called a “modern day master” (AXS), and “the highlight of the program” (The New York Times).
Named The Composer of The Year by the Classical Recording Foundation, his music has been on the Grammy ballot yearly and was named “Best Music of 2012” on National Public Radio. His works have been performed by the Louisville Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, American Composers Orchestra, Austin Symphony, Vermont Symphony, and the Albany Symphony, among others. This season’s highlights include The Nashville Opera world premiere of Three Way and the New York premiere at BAM. Other premieres include The Whole Truth, libretto by Mark Campbell, Shine for the American Brass Quintet, Moon Music for the Claremont Trio, and Graffiti Canons for the Volti Choir of San Francisco. Notable awards include the Copland Award, the Utah Arts Festival award, and a three-year Music Alive! grant from the League of American Orchestras and New Music USA. For more information, visit robertpaterson.com.