TITLE: Preconcert Talk: David Nelson & Chaya Czernowin
SPEAKER: Chaya Czernowin, David Nelson
EVENT DATE: 05/03/2013
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 50 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript (link will open in a new window)
Composer Chaya Czernowin and Orchestra 2001 percussionist David Nelson discuss an evening concert of works by George Crumb and a Library of Congress Dina Koston and Roger Shapiro Fund for New Music commission by Czernowin, "Slow Summer Stay II: Lakes" (2012).
Speaker Biography: Israeli composer Chaya Czernowin has been a professor of composition at Harvard University since 2009. Previous teaching posts include the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, University of California San Diego, Yoshiro Irino Institute in Tokyo and the International Summer Courses for New Music in Darmstadt. Her opera "Prima...ins Innere," which was composed for the Munich Biennial in 2000, received the Bavarian Theatre Prize. Her other operas have been performed at the Salzburg Festival and Festspielhaus Hellerau in Dresden. Her chamber and vocal works have been commissioned by IRCAM, Ensemble Modern and Sospeso. Czernowin has received numerous awards for her compositions, including the Kranichstein Music Prize (1992), Asahi Shimbun Fellowship Prize (1993), the Schloss Solitue Fellowship (1996), the IRCAM reading panel (1998), the Encouragement Prize by the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation (2003), the Rockefeller Foundation Prize (2004), the Fromm Foundation Award (2008), a nomination of the Berlin Wissenschaftskolleg (2008) and a Guggenheim Fellowship Award (2011). Czernowin has been composer-in-residence at the Lucerne and Salzburg Festivals.
Speaker Biography: David Nelson is a Philadelphia-based percussionist with Orchestra 2001. A graduate of Temple University, he has performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Philadelphia Pops Orchestra, Opera Company of Philadelphia, Delaware Symphony, Charleston Symphony, Savannah Symphony, New World Symphony and the Honolulu Symphony.
SERIES: Talking About Music