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Kevin Puts

composer

Hailed by the press as “one of the best young composers in America,” Kevin Puts has had works commissioned and performed by leading orchestras, ensembles and soloists throughout North America, Europe and the Far East. He is known for his distinctive and richly colored musical voice and has received many of today’s most prestigious honors and awards for composition. As the composer-in-residence of the Fort Worth Symphony, Puts wrote a violin concerto that was premiered by concertmaster Michael Shih in April 2007. He has been selected as the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival’s 2007 American composer-in-residence and will write a new orchestral piece to be premiered there by the New York Philharmonic. Puts is also the recipient of a Music Alive residency with the Mobile Symphony, which will premiere a new work in February 2008, and he is writing a clarinet concerto for Bil Jackson and the Colorado Symphony, commissioned by Kathryn Gould and Meet the Composer, to be premiered in 2008-09. The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center gave the New York premiere of And Legions Will Rise, and the Baltimore Symphony performed River’s Rush, both in November 2006.

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Kevin Puts

photo J. Henry Fair