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Aaron Jay Kernis (composer)


Who is Aaron Jay Kernis?

Aaron Jay Kernis is an American composer serving as a member of the Yale School of Music faculty. Kernis spent 10 years serving as the music advisor to the Minnesota Orchestra and as Director of the Minnesota Orchestra's Composers' Institute. He is widely regarded as one of the leading composers of his generation, receiving numerous awards and honors throughout his thirty-year career. He lives in New York City with his wife, pianist Evelyne Lust, and their two children.

  • also known as Aaron Jay, Kernis; Kernis, Aaron Jay; Anthony Jay Kernis
  • born on (55 years ago) in Bensalem Township
  • nationality: United States of America
  • education:
  • profession: Composer
  • with Evelyne Luest
  • albums: "Double Concerto For Violin & Guitar - Air For Violin - Lament & Prayer", "Colored Field / Musica Celestis / Air", "Symphony in Waves; Musica Celestis", "Colored Field / Still Movement with Hymn", "Second Symphony / Musica Celestis / Invisible Mosaic III (City of Birmingham Symphony, Hugh Wolff)", "String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2 (The Lark Quartet)", "Divine Grandeur"
  • written works: "Delicate Songs", "Musica Celestis", "Still Movement with Hymn"
  • some of the nominations and awards:
      • Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada (Music Composition)
      • nominated to Pulitzer Prize for Music - "Still Movement with Hymn"
      • nominated to Pulitzer Prize for Music - "String Quartet No. 2"
      • Pulitzer Prize for Music - "String Quartet No. 2"
      • Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition
      • nominated to Pulitzer Prize for Music - "Pieces of Winter Sky"

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