Shakuhachi Concerto (2012, 2013) - For solo shakuhachi with string quartet or string orchestra.
Paul Moravec, winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize in Music, has composed over one hundred works for orchestra, opera, chamber ensembles, chorus, and film.
He is University Professor at Adelphi University and from 2007-2009 he was also the Artist-in-Residence with the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ. In April, 2010, he was elected to membership in the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia.
Moravec's first opera, The Letter, with a libretto by Terry Teachout, premiered at Santa Fe Opera in 2009. Other recent premieres include Brandenburg Gate, premiered by the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra at Carnegie Hall; The Blizzard Voices, premiered by Opera Omaha in September, 2008; Clarinet Concerto, premiered by clarinetist David Krakauer and the Princeton Symphony Orchestra in early 2009; Piano Quintet, premiered by Jeremy Denk and the Lark Quartet in April, 2010, and Violin Concerto, premiered by Maria Bachmann and Orchestra 2001 in May, 2010. Danse Russe, his second opera, with a libretto by Terry Teachout, will premiere in April, 2011 as part of the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts. An album of his orchestral music recorded by Boston Modern Orchestra Project will appear in early 2011. Useful Knowledge, his fourth album for Naxos American Classics, will be released in late 2011.
Among Paul Moravec’s numerous awards include the Rome Prize Fellowship from the American Academy in Rome, a Fellowship in Music Composition from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship, a Camargo Foundation Residency Fellowship, two fellowships from the American Academy of Arts & Letters, as well as many commissions. A graduate of Harvard University and Columbia University, he has taught at Columbia, Dartmouth, and Hunter College, as well as Adelphi University.