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Michelle Ekizian

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Name  Michelle Ekizian

Role  Composer
Education  Columbia University (1988), Manhattan School of Music
Awards  Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada

Michelle Ekizian (born November 21, 1956) is an American composer of Armenian heritage.



Michelle Ekizian was born in Bronxville, New York. She graduated with a bachelor's degree from the Manhattan School of Music and a master's degree from Columbia University, having studied with Chou Wen-chung, Mario Davidovsky, Nicolas Flagello and Vladimir Ussachevsky. Her music has been performed internationally.

Honors and awards

  • American Prix de Rome from the American Academy in Rome, 1988
  • Commerce Bank International Composition Award, 1987
  • Indiana State University/Louisville Orchestra New Music Competition Prize, 1990
  • Aram Khachaturian Award
  • ACA Recording Award
  • John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellowship
  • National Endowment for the Arts fellowship
  • Works

    Selected works include:

  • Octo├ęchos for Double String Quartet and Soprano
  • The Exiled Heart orchestral cycle, including The Exiled Heart (1986), Morning of Light (1988), and Beyond the Reach of Wind and Fire (1989)
  • Symphony #1: When Light Divided
  • Slow Apocolypse: Fanfare for Orchestra Manque, 1995
  • A Saint Gregory Moment
  • David of Sassoun, 1992
  • Sabre Dances for orchestra, 1991
  • Red Harvest: Concerto for violin and orchestra
  • Her music has been recorded and issued on CD, including:

  • Works by Michelle Ekizian and Louis Karchin, New World Records
  • American Academy in Rome spring concert, 1989 June 5
  • References

    Michelle Ekizian Wikipedia

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