Young Concert Artists, in New York City, has this week announced 26-year-old American composer Saad Haddad as its new Composer-in-Residence – effective from the commencement of the 2019-2020 season.
A graduate of The Juilliard School and the University of Southern California, where he studied with John Corigliano, Mari Kimura and Bruce Broughton, Saad is currently working as a Dean’s Fellow at Columbia University.
Heavily influenced by Western and Middle Eastern Music, his works have recently been premiered by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Minnesota Orchestra and the JACK Quartet.
Previous Young Concert Artists Composer-in-Residences include: Mason Bates, Benjamin C.S. Boyle, Kenji Bunch, Dan Coleman, David Hertzberg, Daniel Kellogg, Tonia Ko, and Andrew Norman.