[ Composers ]

Christopher Theofanidis

Christopher Theofanidis is one of the more widely performed American composers of his generation. He regularly writes for a variety of musical genres, from orchestral and chamber music to opera and ballet. His work, Rainbow Body, loosely based on a melodic fragment of Hildegard of Bingen, has been programmed by over 120 orchestras internationally. Mr. Theofanidis’ works have been performed by such groups as the New York Philharmonic, the London Symphony, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and the Moscow Soloists. His Symphony #1 has been released on disc by the Atlanta Symphony. Mr. Theofanidis has written widely for the stage, from a work for the American Ballet Theatre, to multiple dramatic pieces, including The Refuge for the Houston Grand Opera and Heart of a Soldier with Donna DiNovelli for the San Francisco Opera. His large-scale piece The Here and Now, for soloists, chorus, and orchestra was nominated for a Grammy® award in 2007.

Mr. Theofanidis is currently on the faculty of Yale University, has taught at the Peabody Conservatory and the Juilliard School, and is also a fellow of the US-Japan’s Leadership Program.