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David Lang

The music of David Lang has been performed by major music, dance, and theater organizations throughout the world, and has been performed in the most renowned concert halls and festivals in the United States and Europe. He is the co–founder and co–artistic director of New York’s legendary music festival Bang on a Can. In 2008 Lang was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Music for The Little Match Girl Passion, commissioned by Carnegie Hall.

His many other honors include the Rome Prize, the Revson Fellowship with the New York Philharmonic, and grants from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Lang was Musical America’s 2013 Composer of the Year, and held Carnegie Hall’s Deb’s Composer Chair for the 2013/2014 season.

David Lang holds degrees from Stanford University and the University of Iowa, and received the D.M.A. from the Yale School of Music. His music is published by Red Poppy (ASCAP) and is distributed worldwide by G. Schirmer, Inc. Lang joined the Yale School of Music faculty in 2008.