PIERRE JALBERT served as Composer-in-Residence with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra from 2002 - 2005 and is currently Associate Professor of Composition and Theory at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music in Houston. He has received numerous awards for his compositions, including the Rome Prize, the BBC Masterprize, a Guggenheim fellowship, BMI and ASCAP Awards, a Society of Composer's Award, and the Bearns Prize in Composition.
His compositions have been performed throughout the United States and abroad, including two Carnegie Hall performances of his orchestral works.
In October, 2001, the London Symphony Orchestra performed his In Aeternam at the Barbican Centre in London as part of the BBC's Masterprize Competition, in which he received first prize. He has also been commissioned and performed by violinist Midori, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Houston Symphony, the Albany Symphony, the Vermont Symphony, the Fort Worth Symphony, the Santa Rosa Symphony, the Fischer Duo, the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, Zeitgeist, Network for New Music, and the Maia String Quartet, among others. From 1999 -2002, he served as Composer-in-Residence with the California Symphony. His music is published by Theodore Presser Company and he is a member of Musiqa, a Houston new music group.
Current projects include new works for the Houston Symphony, the Ying Quartet, the Brooklyn Friends of Chamber Music, and a new concerto for marimbist Makoto Nakura.
Our performance on this week's The Front Row Performance of the Week Podcast features the Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra recorded in a live concert on February 14th, 2004 in Rice University's Stude Concert Hall.
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