37 year old American composer Andrew Norman has been announced as the 2017 recipient of the prestigious USD $100,000 Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition – for his 45 minute orchestral work ‘Play’.
The winning work was composed for the 2013 Boston Modern Orchestra Project and was recently performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
A graduate of the University of Southern California and Yale University, Andrew is a former Grammy Award nominee and former runner-up for a Pulitzer Prize for Music.
ANDREW NORMAN | PLAY | LEVEL 1 | GIL ROSE & BOSTON MODERN ORCHESTRA PROJECT | 2013
Awarded annually by the University of Louisville, previous recipients include: Witold Lutosławski, György Ligeti, John Corigliano, Krzysztof Penderecki, John Adams, Thomas Adès, Pierre Boulez, Brett Dean and Esa-Pekka Salonen - and 2016 recipient Hans Abrahamsen.