Lecture:Professor Zhoulong-Pulitzer Prize for Feature Music
time: 2017-06-01

Date:2017/6/2 9:30   Lecture Hall, Bldg 11,School of Arts ,College Town Campus

Dr. Zhou Long, composer (born in 1953, Beijing, China)

The winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in Music with his opera Madam White Snake, Zhou Long is currently a Research Professor at the Conservatory of the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Dr. Zhou graduated from the Central Conservatory in Beijing, China, and served as the Composer-in-Residence with the China Broadcasting Symphony from 1983-85. He received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Columbia University in New York, where he studied with Professors Chou, Davidovsky and Edwards. In more than a decade as the music director of Music From China in New York city, he has received Adventurous Programming Award from ASCAP in 1998. He has been appointed Composer-in-Residence of Seattle Symphony’s Silk Road Festival in 2002, supported by the MTC/ASOL Music Alive program, and a recipient of the 2003 Academy Award in Music, a lifetime achievement award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Fellowships: National Endowment for the Arts, American Academy of Arts and Letters, Guggenheim and Rockefeller Foundations. Recording Grants: Mary Cary Trust and Aaron Copland Fund For Music. Honors: Masterprize (BBC/EMI/London Symphony), Winner of Barlow International Competition (performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic), CalArts/Alpert Award, among others. Commissions include: Koussevitzky and Fromm Music Foundations, Meet The Composer, Chamber Music America (Peabody Trio), Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony- at the Proms Festival, Brooklyn Philharmonic, Tokyo Philharmonic, Singapore Symphony, Cork Music Festival of Ireland, New York Festival of Song, Kronos/Shanghai/Ciompi/Chester Quartets, and a whole evening concert Rites of Chimes with Yo-Yo Ma and Music From China from the Smithsonian Institution. Zhou’s music is published by Oxford University Press, and recorded on EMI, CRI, Teldec (with 1999 Grammy Award), Cala, Delos, Avan, BIS and China Record Corporation.