The French-American pianist Julia Den Boer will perform contemporary works, including several by Columbia composers. One of the works, by Composition alumna and faculty member Zosha Di Castri, is the product of Den Boer's collaboration with the composer supported by the Yvar Mikhasoff Trust.
Ashkan Behzadi, Three Nocturnes
Zosha Di Castri, DUX (2017), European première
Matthew Ricketts, Melodia (2016), European première
Rebecca Saunders, Crimson (2003-5)
Nina C. Young, Metal Works (2014), for piano and electronics
French-American pianist Julia Den Boer is a strong advocate of contemporary music. Based in New York city, she performs internationally as a soloist and chamber musician and has commissioned and premiered numerous works. She is committed to exploring and pushing her instrument’s boundaries through close collaboration with composers and has had the opportunity to work with some of the most prominent composers of our time such as Heinz Holliger, Philippe Leroux, Martin Matalon and Kaija Saariaho. A recipient of the Solti Foundation award, she was awarded the Prix Mention Speciale Maurice Ohana at the 2012 International Orleans Competition, and won the ninth annual Mikhashoff Trust Fund for New Music Pianist/Composer Commissioning Project with composer Zosha Di Castri.
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Columbia University Club of France
Department of Music, Columbia University
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