Jennifer Higdon (born 1962) is among the most lauded of contemporary American composers. She is also among the most performed. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Music for her Violin Concerto and a Grammy Award for her Percussion Concerto, Higdon has received commissions from America’s leading orchestras including the Philadelphia Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Cleveland Orchestra. Additionally, she has written for the Tokyo String Quartet and eighth blackbird. Her music has been recorded by Hilary Hahn with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, eighth blackbird with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra (the title track on the CD Soliloquy). A New Yorker by birth, she currently holds the Rock Chair in Composition Studies at the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia.
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