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Widely recognized as one of the leading composers of his generation, Gregg Wramage was recently awarded a 2010 commission from the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition to compose a new chamber concerto for the violist, Brett Deubner. He was also selected as a Composer Fellow for the upcoming Madness and Music Festival at University of California, Davis, where his new work for chamber orchestra, “pieces of a life”, will be performed by Alarm Will Sound. His recent orchestral work, “La tristesse durera”, received both the 2007 Copland House Sylvia Goldstein Award and the 2008 international EAMA Prize--a $10,000 award. Millennium Symphony痴 recording of “La tristesse durera” was released in 2008, on the first volume of ERM Media’s “Made in the Americas” CD Series.
The 2007-08 season featured the premieres of Mr. Wramage’s first opera, and his first symphony. Death in Summer, a two-act chamber opera with the renowned British librettist, Paul Bentley, based on the novel by the internationally acclaimed Irish writer, William Trevor, received two New York performances. American Opera Projects premiered the first five scenes in October 2007, and a fully-staged performance of the first seven scenes was given by Manhattan School of Music and American Opera Projects in March 2008. Mr. Wramage’s first symphony was premiered in New York in June 2008, by North/South Consonance Chamber Orchestra.read more