“His music is evocative, spacious, expansive, and bold.”
– GRAND RAPIDS PRESS
Hailed as a “confident new musical voice” (The New York Times), a “big discovery” (The Philadelphia Inquirer), and a “fully-grown composing talent” (The Washington Post), Chris Rogerson’s music has been praised as having “virtuosic exuberance” and “haunting beauty,” with compositions performed by the San Francisco, Atlanta, Oregon, New World, Kansas City, Milwaukee, and Houston Symphonies, and esteemed artists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Anthony McGill, Ida Kavafian, Anne-Marie McDermott, and David Shifrin. Rogerson has also collaborated with the Attacca, Brentano, Dover, Escher, JACK, and Jasper Quartets, and with distinguished members of the Guarneri and Orion Quartets. His music has been heard at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the Library of Congress, the Kennedy Center, Wigmore Hall, Chicago’s Symphony Hall, the Rudolfinum in Prague, and Radio France.
Among his many honors are the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Charles Ives Scholarship and the National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts Prize. In addition, he serves as the artistic advisor at the Amarillo Symphony, and his works were premiered at New York’s Merkin Concert Hall and Washington’s Kennedy Center as Young Concert Artists Composer-in-Residence. Mr. Rogerson studied at the Curtis Institute, Yale School of Music, and Princeton University, with Jennifer Higdon, Aaron Jay Kernis, Martin Bresnick, and Steve Mackey. He currently serves on the Musical Studies Faculty at the Curtis Institute of Music.
YCA represents composer Chris Rogerson for worldwide engagements. Please contact us for more information.