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Gordon Williamson: Biography

Gordon Williamson
1974 -
Region: Ontario

Gordon Williamson

The recipient of several awards and prizes, Gordon WIlliamson was most recently selected as one of five finalists for the 2009 CBC/Radio-Canada National Young Composers Prize. Previous awards and recognition include an Artist Stipend from the Ministry of Science and Culture of Lower Saxony (Germany), a Professional Musicians Grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, a Susan and Ford Schumann Fellowship at the Aspen Music Festival, and young composer awards from both SOCAN in Canada and ASCAP in the United States. His work Two Inuit Folk Songs was also recently selected for the 2009 ISCM Festival "Listen to the World", and will be performed in Visby, Sweden by the Swedish Radio Choir.

Gordon holds degrees from the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hannover (Dipl. KS '09), the Royal Danish Academy of Music (Dipl. ’07), the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music (MM ’02, DM in progress), and Dalhousie University (BM ’98). His composition teachers have been Johannes Schöllhorn, Sven-David Sandström, Bent Sørensen, Hans Abrahamsen, Eugene O’Brien, David Dzubay, and Dennis Farrell.

Gordon's recent activities include performances by Ars Nova Copenhagen and the International Ensemble Modern Academy (DE), commissions by Ensemble Contemporain de Montréal (CA) and Trio Alpha (DK), and residencies at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada, Académie Musicale de Villecroze in France and the Atlantic Center for the Arts in Florida.



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