Andy Vores

andy-voresAndy Vores (No Exit) was born in Wales and raised in England. He studied composition at Lancaster University with Edward Cowie. From 1982 he worked in London as Lecturer and Composer-in-Residence at The City University. In 1986 he was a Fellow in Composition at Tanglewood, studying with Oliver Knussen. He has lived in Boston since 1990.

From 1999 to 2001 he was Composer-in-Residence to the BankBoston Celebrity Series, and from 2002 to 2005 Composer-in-Residence to the New England Philharmonic. In 2001 he was appointed as Chair of Composition, Theory, and Music History at The Boston Conservatory.

Commissions include Freshwater (The Boston University Opera Institute), Bulldancer (Boston Ballet), Head Down Legs Up (Welsh Arts Council), World Wheel (The Cantata Singers), Bubble (US Mexico Fund for Culture), Quartet No.3 (Chamber Music America), Wetherby Nocturne (The Barlow Endowment), Uncertainty is Beautiful (BMOP), Goback Goback and Weegee (Collage New Music), and Forgot, Often, Air Baby, and Umberhulk (Boston Musica Viva).

Awards and prizes include a Koussevitsky Fellowship, the Kucyna International Composition Competition, the Scottish National Orchestra Ian Whyte Award, the Tanglewood Prize for Composition, the Omaha Symphony Guild New Music Contest, the Richmond International Festival, The National Orchestral Association, and the Huddersfield Festival.

His music has been broadcast in Europe and the US including Urban Affair, a recently released CD of chamber music.

Recent performances include No Exit by Chicago Opera Vanguard, Objects and Intervals for Brave New Works, Leif for Boston Musica Viva, Two Fabrications for BMOP, and Natural Selection for The Cantata Singers.

Visit his website for more info at http://andyvores.com/.

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