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Hudson, Geoffrey - M - United States of America 

 
 

 

Biography

Composer Geoffrey Hudson’s music has been performed across the United States and in Europe. He recently published The Quartet Project, a six-volume collection of string quartets, which (like Bartók’s Mikrokosmos) starts with simple pieces and gradually grows more complex. Selections from the collection have been performed by more than 200 quartets from around the world and recorded by leading professional ensembles like the Chiara, Brooklyn Rider, Borromeo, Parker, and Jupiter quartets.

Other commissions include The Bug Opera (2006), an opera for young audiences which was hailed as “clever and well-crafted, reminiscent of Bernstein or perhaps of a light-hearted avuncular Stravinsky”; Peal (2007), an orchestral work written in celebration of the 75th summer of Greenwood Music Camp; Meeting Ground (2003), a concerto for string quartet and orchestra, commissioned as part of the American Composers Forum’s Continental Harmony program and premiered by the Chiara String Quartet and the Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra, and First Among Equals, a concerto for viola and chamber ensemble (2002), commissioned and premiered by violist Sam Bergman and the Oberlin Contemporary Ensemble.

In recent years, the Minnesota Orchestra has presented two of Hudson’s works on its chamber music series: Mayor of the Nighttime City (1999) for flute, viola, and piano and Quintet (1996) for two violins, two violas, and cello. Daydreamer, a solo work for flutist Christina Jennings, was commissioned in 2002 with support from the Mid-American Center for Contemporary Music and has since been performed in eight states and at the 2004 National Flute Association Convention in Nashville. Hudson’s catalog of works also includes several song cycles and works for chorus and orchestra. His score for the short film Recently, Long Ago appeared at the 2015 Palm Springs ShortFest.

Hudson received his undergraduate degrees at Oberlin College, where he studied American history and composition (with Richard Hoffmann) and earned a Master’s in composition at New England Conservatory, where his principal teacher was Malcolm Peyton.

 

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