Leading International Composers

Phillips Music

THE BEST OF GLOBAL MUSIC

Since 2009, The Phillips Collection has presented Leading International Composers, a unique series which profiles some of the most exciting composers of our time. Presenting an opportunity to delve into a composer’s work in-depth through immersive, boundary-breaking performances by ensembles chosen by each composer, Leading International Composers takes the pulse of today’s thriving new music scene. Delivered in partnership with the University of Maryland, each composer works with students at the UMD School of Music and engages in discussions of their creative work on-stage at The Phillips Collection.


PREVIOUSLY FEATURED LEADING INTERNATIONAL COMPOSERS
Hans Abrahamsen (Denmark)
Dušan Bavdek (Slovenia)
Avner Dorman (Israel)
José Luis Greco (Spain)
Anders Hillborg (Sweden)
Olli Kortekangas (Finland)
Tristan Murail (France)
Arvo Pärt (Estonia)
Matthias Pintscher (Germany)
Kaija Saariaho (Finland)
Fazıl Say (Turkey)
Miroslav Srnka (Czechoslovakia)
Anna Thorvaldsdottir (Iceland)
Erkki-Sven Tüür (Estonia)
Michel van der Aa (The Netherlands)
Pēteris Vasks (Latvia)
Zhou Long (People's Republic of China)


CODA SESSIONS
Concerts are held in The Phillips Collection’s 150-seat Music Room, followed by Coda Sessions, giving audience members a chance to ask questions and converse with these important voices in contemporary music.


STUDENT ENGAGEMENT
Each composer spends time with students and faculty of the University of Maryland’s School of Music at The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center in College Park to provide insight into their work and hold masterclasses.