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Yehudi Wyner

Publisher: G. Schirmer

Wyner is a counterexample, a grounded musician whose music does not breathe the rarefied air of a lonely garret but rather revels in the sheer physicality of performance and the rush of communicating with a live audience… His works are vital and capacious, often finding fresh ways of wedding extremely visceral expression with a refined sense of craft." —The Boston Globe
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Career Highlights:
  • 2008: Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • 2006: Pulitzer Prize in Music for his Piano concerto "Chiavi in mano"
  • 1999: elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters
  • 1998: Elise Stoeger Award from Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
  • 1998: composer-in-residence at the Rockefeller Center at Bellagio, Italy
  • 1991: composer-in-residence at the American Academy in Rome
  • 1982: composer-in-residence at the Sante Fe Chamber Music Festival
  • 1976: National Endowment for the Arts grant
  • 1960 and 1976: Guggenheim Fellowships
  • 1953: Rome Prize Fellowship