Winner of a 2015 Rome Prize and a finalist for the 2014 Pulitzer Prize, the Brooklyn-based composer Christopher Cerrone is internationally acclaimed for compositions characterized by a subtle handling of timbre and resonance, a deep literary fluency, and a flair for multimedia collaborations.
In 2016-17, Christopher has world premieres with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (for Jeffrey Kahane’s final concert as LACO Music Director), the Calder Quartet at the Broad Stage (Santa Monica, CA); Third Coast Percussion and Rachel Calloway for the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center (Notre Dame, IN); and an electroacoustic work for Tim Munro at Miller Theatre. He is curating an evening for New York Festival of Song and enjoys featured performances by Tito Muñoz and the Phoenix Symphony, Eighth Blackbird, Jennifer Koh and Vicky Chow. Christopher’s works are also performed at Caramoor, the Festival Nuova Consonanza (Rome), the Ballett im Revier (Germany), and at the Kennedy Center (Washington, DC), and featured on new releases from New Amsterdam Records, VIA Records, and an album from Christopher Rountree and wild Up.
A co-founder of Red Light New Music, and one-sixth of the Sleeping Giant composer collective, Christopher holds degrees from the Yale School of Music and the Manhattan School of Music. He is published by Schott NY and Project Schott New York.