Nathan Currier Named 2008 Sackler Composition Prize Winner
[This item was updated for clarity on 12/9/08]
Composer Nathan Currier has won the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Music Composition Prize. He is the seventh winner of this annual award, which includes public performances, recordings, and a cash prize of $20,000. As the award winner, Currier, who was chosen from among 60 entries from 6 countries and 22 states, will compose a concerto for piano and wind instruments, and a premier performance of the composition will be given at the University of Connecticut. Pianist Neal Larrabee has been named as the soloist. Composers David Liptak (Rochester, New York) and Ian Munro (Sydney, Australia), were named as finalists. Menahem Pressler, Steven Steele, and Craig Urquhart served on the adjudication panel.