Jennifer Higdon
Composer

Biography
Jennifer Higdon is one of America’s most acclaimed and most frequently performed living composers. She has become a major figure in contemporary Classical music, receiving the 2010 Pulitzer Prize in Music for her Violin Concerto, a 2010 Grammy for her Percussion Concerto and a 2018 Grammy for her Viola Concerto. Higdon enjoys several hundred performances a year of her works, and blue cathedral is one of today’s most performed contemporary orchestral works, with more than 500 performances worldwide. Her works have been recorded on more than sixty CDs. Higdon’s first opera, Cold Mountain, won the prestigious International Opera Award for Best World Premiere and the opera recording was nominated for 2 Grammy awards. Dr. Higdon now holds the Rock Chair in Composition at The Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. Her music is published exclusively by Lawdon Press.

OPERA America/Opera.ca Grants Awarded
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GRANT NAMEYEAR
The Opera Fund: Audience Development 2017
New Works Sampler 2013


Productions
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COMPANYTITLEDATES
North Carolina OperaCold Mountain9/28/2017 - 9/28/2017
Opera PhiladelphiaCold Mountain2/5/2016 - 2/14/2016
Santa Fe OperaCold Mountain8/1/2015 - 8/22/2015


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