ANNOUNCING NEW PARTNERSHIP: GLOBAL PREMIERE JOINS FORCES WITH PERCUSSIVE ARTS SOCIETY!
Global Premiere and Percussive Arts Society (PAS) are teaming up to present a joint commission by internationally esteemed and celebrated percussion composer, Keiko Abe. PAS’s local chapters across the world will present her new work for solo marimba throughout the 2017 calendar year. To learn more, click on the photo below:
WINNERS: ROUND 1 CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
At Global Premiere, we organize consortiums of the finest musicians in commissioning new works from brilliant composers. After the new work is created, we then follow through to help it get performed across the world. The success of the first commission has prompted the organization to take operations into this next exciting stage, where we are calling for composers and performers to submit proposals for our platform. After a careful review process, we are thrilled to announce the winners of our first call for submissions.
THE WINNING COMPOSER/PERFORMER TEAMS ARE:
Submissions from many composer/performer teams were meticulously reviewed for quality of composition and performance as well as project feasibility. In addition to GP staff members, the guest panelists were:
Praised as “intrepid” (Philadelphia Inquirer), “engaging” (Houston Chronicle), and “endlessly fascinating” (WQXR New York), pianist Michael Mizrahi has won acclaim for his compelling performances of a wide-ranging repertoire and his ability to connect with audiences of all ages. Mr. Mizrahi has performed in the world’s leading concert halls including Carnegie Hall, Toyko’s Suntory Hall, and the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, and appeared for many years on the active roster of Astral Artists. Dedicated to the music of our time, Mr. Mizrahi is a founding member of NOW Ensemble, a chamber group devoted to the commissioning and performing of new music by emerging composers. Mr. Mizrahi’s has released two celebrated recordings on the New Amsterdam Records label of works for solo piano that he commissioned: The Bright Motion and Currents. His music videos, have been lauded by National Public Radio and New Yorker music critic Alex Ross.
Michael Mizrahi received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia, where his concentrations were in music, religion and physics. He holds master’s and doctoral degrees from the Yale School of Music, where he studied with Claude Frank. He currently serves as Associate Professor of Piano at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, and is represented by New Amsterdam Presents.
Described as “evocative and kaleidoscopic” (Seattle Times), the music of Dorothy Chang often reflects the eclectic mix of musical influences from her youth, ranging from popular and folk music to elements of traditional Chinese music. Dorothy’s catalog includes works for solo, chamber and large ensembles as well as collaborations involving theatre, dance and video. Her music has been featured in concerts and festivals across North America and abroad, with performances by ensembles including the Albany Symphony Orchestra, Cabrillo Festival Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Queens Symphony Orchestra, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and the Victoria Symphony Orchestra, as well as by chamber ensembles including eighth blackbird, the Smith Quartet, the Chicago Saxophone Quartet, Collage New Music and Music from China, among others.
Dorothy received degrees in composition from the University of Michigan (B.M., M.M.) and the Indiana University School of Music (D.M). Since 2003, she has served as a Professor of Music at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.