Christopher Theofanidis, composer
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“What impresses about Theofanidis is his ability to blend several musical languages once thought to be mutually exclusive…the results are enormously attractive.” – The Washington Post
A native of Dallas, Texas, Christopher Theofanidis is one of the most widely-performed American composers today. A Grammy® Award nominee, he writes regularly for a variety of musical genres, from orchestral and chamber music to opera and ballet, and was commissioned in 1998 to write Fanfare Rising for the opening of Bass Performance Hall. His work, Rainbow Body, has been programmed by over 120 orchestras internationally. He has been commissioned to compose a new solo piano work to be performed by each semifinalist in the 2013 Cliburn Competition.