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"We are delighted to welcome Adam to the UMPC composer roster. His music adds a style and sound to our catalog that is truly and uniquely American. It is full of beautiful lines and energizing rhythms and will undoubtedly find its way into the standard orchestra repertoire even throughout the world. We are very excited to work with Adam on his future successes". [Silke Hilger, International Promotion Director, UMPC]
"I am so excited to join the Universal Music Publishing Classical and Ricordi London roster as their first-ever American composer. I am both honored and humbled to be a part of a lineage that includes some of the greatest composers in the history of western classical music. I very much look forward to sharing my music both here in the United States and now around the world." [Adam Schoenberg]
About the composer:
The music of composer Adam Schoenberg (b. November 15, 1980 Northamtpon, MA) has an ability to create "mystery and sensuality" (New York Times), and has been hailed as "stunning" (Memphis Commercial Appeal), and "open, bold, and optimistic" (Atlanta Journal-Constitution). Schoenberg received two commissions each from the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (Up! and La Luna Azul) and Kansas City Symphony (American Symphony and a new 21st century "Pictures at an Exhibition," which will be premiered February 1-3, 2013). Other recent commissions include the Aspen Music Festival & School and Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Lexington Philharmonic, Atlanta Chamber Players, Quintet of the Americas, The Blakemore Trio, Chamber Music Festival of Lexington, and many more.
Schoenberg will become the first Composer-in-Residence of the Kansas City Symphony during Michael Stern's tenure for the 2012/13 season. Additional residencies include the Aspen Music Festival's M.O.R.E program, a position he has held since 2010, and the 2012 BMI Composer-in-Residence for the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University. He was a 2009 and 2010 MacDowell Fellow, and was the First Prize winner at the 2008 International Brass Chamber Music Festival for best Brass Quintet. In 2007, Schoenberg was awarded ASCAP's Morton Gould Young Composer Award, Juilliard's Palmer-Dixon Prize for Most Outstanding Composition, and a Meet the Composer Grant. He received the 2006 Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and has garnered further acclaim from ASCAP and the Society for New Music (winner of the 2004 Brian M. Israel Prize).
Performance highlights include the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Kansas City Symphony, New World Symphony, Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, Aspen Music Festival Chamber Orchestra, Grand Rapids Symphony, IRIS Orchestra, Juilliard Symphony, Chicago Youth Symphony, New Juilliard Ensemble, and Boise Philharmonic Brass Ensemble. The American Brass Quintet released a recording of Schoenberg's quintet as part of their 50th Anniversary CD, and Jack Sutte (Cleveland Orchestra) released a recording of Schoenberg's trumpet sonata, Separated by Space.
Schoenberg earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at The Juilliard School in 2010 where he studied with John Corigliano and Robert Beaser. He also received his Master of Music degree from Juilliard and his Bachelor of Music degree from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music.
A committed educator, Schoenberg is on the faculty of UCLA where he teaches composition and orchestration. He has presented lectures and master classes at the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, The Juilliard School, University of Kansas, University of Missouri Kansas City, Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Germantown Performing Arts Centre, Blair School of Music, and the Aspen Music Festival & School.
Adam Schoenberg is also represented by Opus 3 Artists.
Watch an exclusive interview with the composer on YOUTUBE.
Upcoming performance highlights:
• Kansas City Symphony, conducted by Michael Stern, will perform Finding Rothko on September 28-30, 2012.
• Orchestre symphonique et lyrique de Nancy, conducted by Tito Muñoz, will present the European premiere of La Luna Azul on October 11-12, 2012.
• Amarillo Symphony, conducted by Jacomo Bairos, will perform American Symphony on October 19-20, 2012.
• Kansas City Symphony, conducted by Michael Stern, will premiere a new work on February 1-3, 2013.
• Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Jacomo Barios, will perform American Symphony on March 17, 2013.
• Aspen Music Festival and School will present new ballet in summer 2013.
• La Luna Azul (2012) 14'
• American Symphony (2011) 24'
• Up! (2010) 3'
• Finding Rothko (2006) 16'
• Winter Music (2012) 6' (woodwind quintet)
• Luna y Mar (2012) 10' (piano trio)
• One Acquainted with the Night (2007) 5' (flute and piano)
• Reflecting Light (2006) 8' (brass quintet)
• Fleeting (2003-08) 10' (clarinet, violin, cello, piano)
• Separated by Space (2003;2004) 16' (trumpet & piano)