Baldwin Giang, UChicago graduate student composer, was awarded a Morton Gould Young Composers Award by the ASCAP Foundation. Among all submissions, Giang's piece roses was recognized as the best submission with the Leo Kaplan Award. roses was written for the Grossman Ensemble as part of the Chicago Center for Contemporary Composition's workshopping commission process. Watch the premiere performance of roses below.
Baldwin Giang (b. 1992, Philadelphia) is a Chicago-based composer, pianist, and multimedia artist whose work aims to empower communities of audiences and performers by creating concert experiences that are opportunities for collective wonder and judgment. Described as "taut and cohesive...challenging and rewarding" (Cacophony), Baldwin’s music has been performed in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Symphony Center in Chicago, and Chateau de Fontainebleau. He has received commissions from the National Sawdust Ensemble, New York Youth Symphony, Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Playground Ensemble, Fondation Maurice Ravel, Robert Black Foundation, Music in Bloom, and Music from Copland House. Additional collaborators have included the Albany Symphony, International Contemporary Ensemble, Argento Ensemble, orkest de ereprijs, Arditti Quartet, JACK quartet, Spektral Quartet, Curtis Symphony Orchestra, Yale Symphony Orchestra, University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra, Indiana University New Music Ensemble, Rage Thormbones, So Much Hot Air, AEPEX Contemporary Performance, and members of Ensemble Intercontemporain and Ensemble Dal Niente. Read more.
Learn more about all winners of the Morton Gould Young Composer Awards on the ASCAP Foundation's website.