Louis Karchin

Louis Karchin

Louis Karchin

Over a career spanning more than four decades, composer Karchin has amassed a portfolio of over 95 works, appeared as conductor with numerous ensembles, co-founded new music groups, including the Chamber Players of the League-ISCM, the Orchestra of the League of Composers, the Washington Square Ensemble, and the Harvard Group for New Music, and overseen the formation of a graduate program in Music Composition at New York University. His works--over 95 to date--have garnered distinguished honors, including three awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Guggenheim Fellowship, four National Endowment for the Arts Awards, and Fromm, Koussevitzky, and Barlow commissions. Organizations championing his music have included Carnegie Hall, Tanglewood, Lincoln Center, the Guggenheim Museum, the ville Orchestra, the Ft. Worth Opera, Earplay, Voices of Change, the Plurimo Ensemble (Venice, Italy), and the Karos Percussion Ensemble (Seoul, South Korea). Karchin (born Philadelphia, 1951) studied at the Eastman School of Music and Harvard University; additional study included two summers as a Leonard Bernstein Fellow in Composition at the Tanglewood Music Center. Mr. Karchin’s music is published by C. F. Peters Corporation and the American Composers Alliance. Eight CDs of his works are available on Naxos, Bridge, New Focus, New World, and Albany labels. He is Professor of Music at New York University.

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