Composer of the Month March 2020: Kati Agócs

Kati AgócsKati Agócs writes music that delivers visceral power and otherworldly lyricism with soulful directness. Her diverse and growing body of works is often praised for its elegance and emotion. She has received a Guggenheim Fellowship and the lifetime achievement award in music composition from The American Academy of Arts and Letters. Her music has been commissioned and performed by leading musicians including the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Boston Symphony Chamber Players, Minnesota Orchestra, Ensemble Reconsil Vienna, Aspen Music Festival, and multiple Grammy-award winning ensemble Eighth Blackbird. The Debrecen Passion, her album on the BMOPSound label, was named one of the Top Ten Classical Recordings of 2016 by The Boston Globe, who called it “music of fluidity and austere beauty…with a visceral intensity of expression.” The title track was nominated for Classical Composition of the Year in the Juno Awards, the Canadian equivalent of the Grammy Awards. Kati Agócs is a citizen of the United States, Canada, and Hungary. She studied with Milton Babbitt at Juilliard and serves on the composition faculty of the New England Conservatory. Her music is published by Kati Agócs Music.

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