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David Lefkowitz (b. 1964)

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DAVID LEFKOWITZ studied with such notable scholars as Samuel Adler and Pulitzer Prize winner Joseph Schwantner at the Eastman School of Music, and with Pulitzer Prize winners George Crumb at the University of Pennsylvania and Karel Husa at Cornell University. Before coming to UCLA, he taught at the Interlochen Arts Academy and the Eastman School of Music. In 1993, he was a composer-in-residence at the Honeoye Central School, New York, under the auspices of the Meet the Composer program.

His works have been performed throughout the United States as well as in Japan and the Netherlands. His numerous awards include an ASCAP Foundation Grant to Young Composers (1993) for "Autumn Flowering," first prize in the Fukui International Harp Music Award (1992) for "Calder's Closet," the "Special Prize" for best harpist/composer collaborative team in the second Fukui International Harp Music Awards Competition (1995) for "Ancient Rituals, Distant Landscapes," first prize in the 1995 National Association of Composer's USA Competition for "Miniature VI," and first prize in the Guild of Temple Musicians Young Composer's Competition (1990-91) for "Psalm 93."

His compositions are published by Zen-On Music (Japan), Lawson-Gould Music, and Floating Point Music. A Japanese label CD of "Calder's Closet" was released in 1993. He returned to Japan for the 2nd Fukui International harp Music Awards Competition in August, 1995. His Ph.D. is from the Eastman School of Music; his M.A., the University of Pennsylvania; and his B.A., Cornell University.


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YR8604 Supplication

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