Category: Music Composition

‘Up-close’ wins music prize for van der Aa

The 30-minute work is a highly innovative fusion of musical and visual art, said award director Marc Satterwhite.

Salonen’s ‘Violin Concerto’ wins Grawemeyer music award

“Violin Concerto,” a piece by Finnish composer and conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen, has won the 2012 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition.

2011 Grawemeyer Talks

Louis Andriessen, Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition, Thursday, March 31, 3 p.m., Comstock Hall, School of Music. Kevin Bales, Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order, Monday, April 11, 2 p.m., Floyd Theater, Swain Student Activities Center.  Luke Timothy Johnson, Grawemeyer Award in Religion, Tuesday, April 12, 7 p.m. Caldwell Chapel, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.  […]

Dante-inspired opera wins Grawemeyer Award

“La Commedia,” a multimedia opera by Dutch composer Louis Andriessen, has won the 2011 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition.

Nature, love inspires Grawemeyer Award-winning piece

“Spheres,” a six-movement work for orchestra by German composer York Hoeller, has earned the 2010 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition. Nature, love inspires Grawemeyer Award-winning piece.

Grawemeyer Award winners to give public talks

Recipients of the 2010 Grawemeyer Awards will discuss their winning works in free, public talks at the University of Louisville and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary April 12-15.

York Hoeller

Nature, love inspires Grawemeyer Award-winning piece

“Spheres,” a six-movement work for orchestra by German composer York Hoeller, has earned the 2010 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition.

Video interview with Brett Dean, winner of the 2009 Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition

Interview with Brett Dean, winner of the 2009 Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition.

Brett Dean

Homage to letter-writing earns Grawemeyer music prize

“The Lost Art of Letter Writing,” a four-movement concerto for violin and orchestra by Australian composer Brett Dean, has earned the 2009 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition.

2008 – Peter Lieberson

“Neruda Songs,” a song cycle written by composer Peter Lieberson that became a parting gift to his dying wife, has earned the 2008 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition. The work, a group of songs based on five love poems by Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, was chosen for the prize among 140 entries […]