Christopher Theofanidis’ music has been performed with many of the world’s leading orchestras, including the National, London, Atlanta and Houston symphonies, the Oslo Philharmonic, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo and the Moscow Soloists. He has also served as composer-in-residence for the California Symphony and as composer-of-the-year for the Pittsburgh Symphony.
Christopher holds degrees from Yale, the Eastman School of Music and the University of Houston, and has been the recipient of the Masterprize, the Rome Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Barlow Prize, six ASCAP Gould Prizes, a Fulbright Fellowship to France, a Tanglewood Fellowship and the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Charles Ives Fellowship.
Recent projects include an opera for the Houston Grand Opera, a ballet for the American Ballet Theatre and a work for the Atlanta Symphony and Chorus based on the poetry of Rumi. He currently teaches at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore and the Juilliard School.http://pcm.peabody.jhu.edu/~theofanidis/