Gregg WramagePHOTO: Murat Eyübo─člu

Gregg Wramage

Widely recognized as one of the leading composers of his generation, Gregg Wramage has been both a finalist for the Rome Prize and a two-time semi-finalist for Opera Philadelphia's Composer-in-Residence program. He recently completed a commission from The Barlow Endowment for "The Sea-longing", a chamber concerto for violist Brett Deubner, who will perform the work in 2015 with conductor Renee Baker and Chicago Modern Orchestra Project-the culmination of a two-year residency with the ensemble that will also feature the Chicago premieres of Mr. Wramage's first symphony, and as part of a New Music USA/League of American Orchestras Music Alive: New Partnerships residency grant, "in shadows, in silence". "La tristesse durera", a recent orchestral work premiered by the Minnesota Orchestra, received both the 2007 Copland House Sylvia Goldstein Award and the 2008 international EAMA Prize--a $10,000 award. Millennium Symphony's recording of "La tristesse durera" was released in 2008, on ERM Media's "Made in the Americas" series. "The Sunset Maker", a recent stage work for actor and ensemble, was premiered in June 2013 at the Music With a View and Make Music New York festivals in New York. Mr. Wramage's current projects include commissions for new chamber works from the Hoff-Barthelson Music School New Music Festival, in Scarsdale, New York, and the Black House Collective/Maroon Trio, in Kansas City.

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