Winner of a 2015 Rome Prize and a finalist for the 2014 Pulitzer Prize, the Brooklyn-based composer Christopher Cerrone is internationally acclaimed for compositions characterized by a subtle handling of timbre and resonance, a deep literary fluency, and a flair for multimedia collaborations.
This season Cerrone has world premieres with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (for Jeffrey Kahane’s final concert as LACO Music Director);Third Coast Percussion and Rachel Calloway for the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center; and an electroacoustic work for Tim Munro at Miller Theatre.
Upcoming commissions include a new violin concerto for Jennifer Koh and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, led by Leonard Slatkin; a new work for Third Coast Percussion as part of a Miller Theatre Composer Portrait; and a new string quartet for the Calder Quartet, presented by the LA Phil.
Other recent highlights include an evening for New York Festival of Song, and featured performances by Tito Muñoz and the Phoenix Symphony, Eighth Blackbird, Jennifer Koh, and Vicky Chow. Cerrone’s works have been performed at Caramoor, the Festival Nuova Consonanza in Rome, the Balliet im Revier in Germany, and at the Kennedy Center, and featured on new releases from New Amsterdam Records, VIA Records, and an album from Christopher Rountree and wild Up.
A co-founder of Red Light New Music, and one-sixth of the Sleeping Giant composer collective, Christopher Cerrone holds degrees from the Yale School of Music and the Manhattan School of Music, and is published by Schott NY and Project Schott New York.