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Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Shulamit Ran crafts music of an intimately personal nature, making her one of the most often performed composers of her generation.We’ll talk with Shulamit about her music, the Contempo music series, and her legacy at the University of Chicago, where she was a highly regarded professor for many years.Shulamit Ran, a native of Israel, began setting Hebrew poetry to music at the age of seven.
Luke’s, the Baltimore Symphony, the National Symphony, Contempo (the Contemporary Chamber Players) at the University of Chicago, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, the Jerusalem Orchestra, the vocal ensemble Chanticleer, and others. In 2010 she was the Howard Hanson Visiting Professor of Composition at Eastman School of Music.
In 1973 she joined the faculty of University of Chicago, where she is now the Andrew Mac Leish Distinguished Service Professor Emerita in the Department of Music.
In addition to receiving the Pulitzer Prize in 1991, Ran has been awarded most major honors given to composers in the US, including two fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, grants and commissions from the Koussevitzky Foundation at the Library of Congress, the National Endowment for the Arts, and many more.
In 1989, her second string quartet (“Vistas“), commissioned by C.
Geraldine Freund for the Taneyev String Quartet of Leningrad, received its first performance.
Among her numerous awards, fellowships and commissions are those from the Martha Baird Rockefeller Fund, the Ford Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Fromm Music Foundation, WFMT, Chamber Music America, the Serge Koussevitzky Music Foundation in the Library of Congress, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Eastman School of Music, the American Composers Orchestra (Concerto for Orchestra), the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (Concerto da Camera II), the Philadelphia Orchestra (Symphony, first performed in 1990, Pulitzer Prize 1991, first place Kennedy Center Friedheim Award 1992), the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (Legends), the Baltimore Symphony (Vessels of Courage and Hope), and many more.