Faculty

Special Guest, George E. Lewis

George E. Lewis is the Edwin H. Case Professor of American Music at Columbia University. A Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy, Lewis’s other honors include a MacArthur Fellowship (2002), a Guggenheim Fellowship (2015), a United States Artists Walker Fellowship (2011), an Alpert Award in the Arts (1999), and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. READ MORE

Composition

LUCA CORI – Coordinator of Composition

Luca Cori studied composition at the Conservatory of Milano obtaining the summa cum laude diploma in 1992; during the same period he studied with Franco Donatoni, Brian Ferneyhough, and Gérard Grisey in Milan, Rome, and Siena. READ MORE

MARCELA PAVIA

Marcela Pavia received her Masters in Composition at the Universidad Nacional de Rosario (Argentina), and also in Electronic Music at the Milan Conservatory. READ MORE

Ensemble-in-Residence

FLUX Quartet

The FLUX Quartet, “one of the most fearless and important new-music ensembles around” (Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle) “who has brought a new renaissance to quartet music” (Kyle Gann, The Village Voice), has performed to rave reviews in venues of all sorts, from Carnegie’s Zankel Hall and Kennedy Center, to influential art institutions such as EMPAC, The Kitchen, and the Walker Art Center, to international music festivals in Australia, Europe, and the Americas. READ MORE

Performance

TONY ARNOLD, soprano

Soprano Tony Arnold is recognized internationally as a leading proponent of new music. READ MORE

LISA CELLA, flute

A champion of contemporary music and Associate Professor at UMBC, Lisa Cella performs throughout the United States and abroad. READ MORE

FELIX FAN, cello

Felix Fan’s versatility has made him one of the most sought after cellists of his generation. READ MORE

MARK FEWER, violin– On Leave 2018

Described as “genre-bending” by the National Post, and “intrepid” by the Globe and Mail, Mark Fewer has performed around the world to critical acclaim in virtually every role asked of a violinist – and then some. READ MORE

DIETER HENNINGS, guitar

Dieter Hennings is director of guitar studies at the University of Kentucky. READ MORE

AIYUN HUANG, percussion

Aiyun Huang enjoys a musical life as soloist, chamber musician, researcher, teacher and producer. READ MORE

MICHAEL LEWANSKI, conductor

Michael Lewanski is conductor and artistic coordinator of the internationally acclaimed Chicago-based new music group Ensemble Dal Niente. His work seeks to create deeper and more engaged connections between audiences, musicians, and the music that is part of their culture, history, and psychology. READ MORE

THOMAS ROSENKRANZ, piano

Hailed as “One of the best new music performers around” (American Record Guide), Thomas Rosenkranz enjoys a musical life as a soloist, chamber musician, and artist teacher. READ MORE

Staff

NATHANAEL MAY, founder and artistic director

As a festival producer, concert organizer, recording artist, consultant, educator, and pianist, Nathanael May seeks to open doors for musicians in today’s competitive marketplace. READ MORE

CURTIS RUMRILL, web design

The music of Curtis Rumrill explores the intersection of literary form and modern chamber music. READ MORE