Rouse, Christopher There are 5 products.

Christopher Rouse is one of America's most prominent composers of orchestral music. Winner of the 1993 Pulitzer Prize in Music for his Trombone Concerto, Rouse has created a body of work perhaps unequalled in its emotional intensity. The New York Times has called it "some of the most anguished, most memorable music around."

Born in Baltimore in 1949, Rouse developed an early interest in both classical and popular music. He graduated from Oberlin Conservatory and Cornell University, numbering among his principal teachers George Crumb and Karel Husa. He taught composition at the Eastman School of Music for two decades and currently teaches composition at The Juilliard School.

His music has been played by nearly every major orchestra in the U.S. and numerous ensembles overseas, including the Berlin Philharmonic, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Sydney and Melbourne symphonies, and the Austrian Radio Orchestra. Recent highlights include the world premieres of his Oboe Concerto by the Minnesota Orchestra (2009); Odna Zhizn, Prospero’s Rooms, and Symphony No. 4 by the New York Philharmonic (2010, 2013, and 2014, respectively); and Heimdall’s Trumpet by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (2012).

Christopher Rouse was named the Marie-Josée Kravis Composer-in-Residence at the New York Philharmonic for the 2012–13 season, and was extended through the 2013–14 and 2014–15 seasons. He is currently in the process of composing a new symphony and concerto.

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