• Most Respected Classical Music Platform
  • #classicalForever

SAD NEWS | American Composer Christopher Rouse Has Died - Aged 70 [RIP]

Acclaimed American composer Christopher Rouse has passed away - aged 70

Acclaimed American composer and educator Christopher Rouse has passed away - aged 70.

A graduate of Oberlin Conservatory and Cornell University, throughout his distinguished career, Mr Rouse was the recipient of a Kennedy Center Friedheim Award, Grammy Award for 'Best Classical Contemporary Composition' and a Pulitzer Prize for Music.

He held teaching positions on faculty at the University of Michigan, Eastman School of Music and The Juilliard School - and served as Composer-in-Residence with the New York Philharmonic from 2012 to 2015.

His notable works included a Requiem, a Violin Concerto, premiered in 1991 by Cho-Liang Lin - and six symphonies.



"A major voice in American music has been silenced ..." St Louis Symphony Music Director Leonard Slatkin has this week said.

"Christopher Rouse will be remembered for his incredible individuality, humility, immense knowledge and willingness to share ... his music will be performed and cherished by those who knew him and those just discovering his talent," he has said.




upcoming events

july 2024

16julAll Day27Johann Sebastian Bach International Cello & Baroque Cello Competition(All Day) Thomaskirche Leipzig, Thomaskirchhof, Thomaskirchhof 18, 04109 Leipzig, GermanyEvent Type :competitions Event TagsBaroque Cello Competition,Cello Competition,Johann Sebastian Bach International Cello Competition

august 2024

19augAll Day24Tibor Varga International Junior Violin Competition(All Day) Ferme-Asile, Promenade des Pêcheurs 10 1950 Sion SuisseEvent Type :competitions Event Tagscompetition,Tibor Varga

22augAll Day01sepKloster Schöntal International Violin Competition(All Day) Schöntal Monastery, Klosterhof 6, 74214 Schöntal, GermanyEvent Type :competitions Event TagsKloster Schöntal International Violin Competition

26augAll Day30London Classic Violin Competition(All Day) Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Rd, South Kensington, London SW7 2BS, United KingdomEvent Type :competitions Event TagsClassic Violin Olympus International Competition,violin competition

30augAll Day01sepBanff International String Quartet Festival(All Day) The Banff Centre, 107 Tunnel Mountain Drive Box 1020 Banff T1L 1H5 Canada Event Type :Other Event TagsBanff International String Quartet Festival,string quartet


Get ALL our latest conveniently by EMAIL

Our newsletter is trusted by over 100,000+ industry professionals around the world

We deliver news straight to your inbox and will never share your data.
You'll never miss a beat!

click left click right