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Composition by GC Student Kinan Azmeh Lauded by Music Critic Alex Ross

A “spellbinding solo meditation that hovered between Arabic cantillation and expanded Western tonality, with hints of jazz” and the “most memorable moment of the Divan’s New York residency,” wrote the New Yorker music critic Alex Ross, of Kinan Azmeh’s “Prayer: A Tribute to Edward Said,” performed at a January 29 chamber concert, one of several […]

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GC Composer recipient of a Providence Premiere Commission for April Festival

The Graduate Center Music Program is excited to share that one of our Composition students, Haralabos [Harry] Stafylakis,  has recently received a commission from Providence Premiere, a non-profit organization dedicated to advocating for  new music across communities in the state of Rhode Island. Haralabos will be composing a new trio for soprano Blythe Walker, violinist Alexey Shabalin, […]

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Tania León Composition wins Grammy Nomination

Composer and conductor Tania León, distinguished professor of music at the Graduate Center, has been nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Contemporary Classical Composition category (79), for “Inura for Voices, Strings and Percussion” on her CD In Motion (Albany Records, TROY 1284). The performing artists are Son Sonora Voices, directed by Judith Cluman, with Son Sonora Ensemble […]

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