Marc Neikrug

b. 1946

American

Summary

Marc Neikrug has enjoyed an international career as a composer spanning more than three decades. He has written chamber music, symphonic music, music-theater, and opera. Major performances have taken place with the New York, Los Angeles and Buffalo Philharmonics, as well as the symphonies in Pittsburgh, Houston, Atlanta, Cincinnati, New World (Miami), St. Louis, Washington DC, Chicago, Utah, Dallas, Phoenix, New Mexico, the Minnesota and Cleveland orchestras, and the chamber orchestras of St. Paul and Los Angeles. Among noted performers of his music are Zubin Mehta, Lorin Maazel, Christoph Eschenbach, Christoph von Dohnanyi, Alan Gilbert, David Zinman, Leonard Slatkin, Lawrence Foster, Oliver Knussen, James Galway, Pinchas Zukerman, Maximilian Schell, John Turturro, and the Emerson, Vermeer, Tokyo, Orion, and FLUX string quartets.

Recent and upcoming commissioned premieres include Symphony No. 4 by the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester, Concerto for Guitar by soloist Lukasz Kuropaczewski and the Philharmonic Orchestra of Marseille (commissioned by the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra), Piano Quintet No. 2 by the Dover Quartet and pianist Haochen Zhang, and the chamber opera A Song by Mahler by a consortium of Chamber Music Northwest, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, La Jolla Music Society, and the Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival (with additional performances by the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival and the Royal Conservatory in Toronto).

Since its premiere in 1980, his music-theater work Through Roses (commissioned by London’s South Bank Festival with the National Theater) has had hundreds of performances in fifteen countries and has been translated into 11 languages.

Since 1998, Neikrug has served as artistic director of the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. An internationally renowned pianist, for 35 years he performed and recorded with violinist Pinchas Zukerman.

 
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Biography

Composer Marc Neikrug has had an international career for 30 years. He has written chamber music, symphonic music, music-theater and opera. Major performances have taken place with the New York, Los Angeles and Buffalo Philharmonics, as well as the symphonies in Pittsburgh, Houston, Atlanta, Cincinnati, New World (Miami), St. Louis, Washington DC, Chicago, Utah, Dallas, Phoenix, New Mexico, the Minnesota and Cleveland orchestras, and the St. Paul and Los Angeles Chamber Orchestras.

His works have been performed internationally, by the National Arts Center Orchestra in Ottawa, the BBC Symphony, London Synfonietta, English Chamber Orchestra, Halle Orchestra, Zurich Tonhalle, Frankfurt Radio Orchestra, Berlin Radio Orchestra, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Barcelona Symphony, Liege Orchestra, Lisbon Orchestra, Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, Osaka Symphony, Jerusalem Symphony, and the Israel Chamber Orchestra. Festival performances have been at Ravinia, Tanglewood, Hollywood Bowl, Aspen, Angel Fire, La Jolla, Marlboro, Menlo, London’s South Bank, Aldeburgh, Berlin Festival, Franfurt Festival, Schleswig Holstein, Zurich, Melbourne, Tokyo’s Music Today, and Jerusalem.

Among noted performers of his music are Zubin Mehta, Lorin Maazel, Christoph Eschenbach, Christoph von Dohnanyi, Alan Gilbert, David Zinman, Leonard Slatkin, Lawrence Foster, Oliver Knussen, James Galway, Pinchas Zukerman, Maximilian Schell, John Turturro, and the Emerson, Vermeer, Tokyo and Orion Quartets. His music-theater work Through Roses was commissioned by London’s South Bank Festival with the National Theater. Since its premiere in 1980 it has had hundreds of performances in fifteen countries and has been translated into 11 languages. There are three CDs on Deutsche Grammaphon, Enya, and Koch International.

There have also been two films produced: a documentary by Christopher Nupen, and a feature film directed by Jurgen Flimm and starring Maximilian Schell. Los Alamos, an anti-nuclear opera written in 1988, is the only American opera ever commissioned by the Deutsche Oper Berlin. Its American premiere was at the Aspen Music Festival. Neikrug has been composer-in-residence at the Marlboro, Santa Fe, Angel Fire, Bravo Vail, and La Jolla festivals. Works have been recorded on Deutsche Grammaphon, Koch International, Stereophile, Laurel, and Enya records. His publishers are G. Schirmer and Chester Music.

 

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17th February 2022

SOLOISTS
Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo-soprano; Kelly Markgraf, baritone; David Shifrin, clarinet; Doug Fitch, director
PERFORMERS
The Flux Quartet
LOCATION
Kaplan Penthouse., Lincoln Center, New York, NY, United States of America

30th April 2022

SOLOISTS
Lukasz Kuropaczewski , guitar
PERFORMERS
Philharmonic Orchestra of Marseille
CONDUCTOR
Lawrence Foster
LOCATION
Marseilles, France

5th May 2022

SOLOISTS
Blythe Gaissert, mezzo-soprano; Kelly Markgraf, baritone
PERFORMERS
ARC Ensemble
LOCATION
Koerner Hall, Royal Conservatory, Toronto, ON, Canada

19th May 2022

PERFORMERS
NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester
CONDUCTOR
Alan Gilbert
LOCATION
Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg, Germany

20th May 2022

PERFORMERS
NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester
CONDUCTOR
Alan Gilbert
LOCATION
Musik- und Kongresshalle, Lübeck, Germany

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