Each year, PianoForte selects one composer per season and comissions new works to be presented to the Chicago piano community. Discover cutting edge new music in our Composer-In-The-Loft series. Our 2014/15 Composer is none other than Ethan Wickman. Wickman studied composition as a Fulbright Fellow in Madrid Spain. He won the Jacob Druckman Prize (Aspen Music Festival,) the Harvey Phillips Award (International Tuba Euphonium Association,) First Place at the Utah Arts Festival Chamber Commission Competition, and was a finalist at the ASCAP Rudolf Nissim Orchestral Composition Competition. Wickman won grants, fellowships and commissions from the Barlow Endowment, Meet the Composer, the American Composers Forum, the Wisconsin Music Teachers Association, the Utah Arts Festival, Music In The Loft, the Aspen Music Festival, the Norfolk Contemporary Music Workshop/Yale Summer School of Music, the Wellesley Composers Conference, and the American Composers Orchestra/Earshot New Music Readings. Wickman is “composer of facility and imagination, the kind to whom both performers and audiences respond." (The New York Times)

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