Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Yehudi Wyner has created a diverse body of over 100 works for orchestra, chamber ensemble, chorus, solo performers, theater, and liturgical services. He has received commissions from Carnegie Hall, the Boston Symphony, BBC Philharmonic, Library of Congress, Ford Foundation, Koussevitzky Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Fromm Foundation, and the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival
His honors and awards include the 2006 Pulitzer Prize in Music for his Piano Concerto "Chiavi in mano" (2004), two Guggenheim Fellowships, the Brandeis Creative Arts Award, a 2005 Grammy Award for The Mirror(1972), the Rome Prize, and the Elise Stoeger Award from Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society for his lifetime contribution to chamber music. He is currently serving as President of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and is also a member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences.
He has taught at Yale, Harvard, Cornell, SUNY Purchase, Brandeis University, and the Tanglewood Music Center. He has been composer-in-residence at June in Buffalo, DePaul, Rice, Eastman, Vassar, Rockefeller Center at Bellagio, Italy, Civitella Ranieri, and the American Academy in Rome.