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Sobel, Liza 

 
 

 

Biography

Liza Sobel is a composer and singer whose work has been performed at Carnegie Hall; Le Poisson Rouge; Symphony Space; Bang on a Can; Aldeburgh Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme; Brevard Music Institute; Bowdoin’s International Music Festival; nief-norf Summer Festival; and Chamber Music Institute. This summer, Liza will attend Aspen Music Festival.  Performers that have played her music include: Spektral String Quartet; Cygnus Ensemble; Third Coast Percussion; Nouveau Classical Project; Ekmeles Vocal Ensemble; West Point Woodwind Quintet; New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra; Skyros String Quartet; Helix; Société de concerts de Montréal; and Joseph Lin, first violinist of the Juilliard String Quartet.  Liza's Requiem won the American Prize in the choral division and was a finalist in the BMI Young Composers Award.  Her orchestra piece Tocsin was a finalist in the ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composers' Award. Other awards Liza has won include a Fulbright scholarship, and Cornell’s endorsed candidate and/or finalist for the Rhodes, Marshall, Fulbright, and Keasbey scholarships. 

As a singer, Liza regularly performs both new and standard repertoire, as well as her own music.  Liza frequently performs music by living emerging composers, and many composers have written pieces specifically for her.  In addition, she regularly collaborates with Dr. Walter Hilse, composer, organist, and professor at Manhattan School of Music.  Hilse has composed over eight pieces for Liza, several of which she has premiered over the last two years.  She has attended the Castleton Artists Training Seminar festival, founded by the late Maestro Lorin Maazel.

Liza studies at Northwestern University for her DMA for composition where she also teaches Aural Skills.  She previously studied at Rutgers University's Mason Gross Conservatory (MA); Cornell University (BA with honors from Cornell’s College Scholars honors program), and Manhattan School of Music (exchange student).  She currently studies composition with Hans Thomalla. Past composition teachers include: Steven Stucky, Richard Danielpour, Tarik O’Regan, Derek Bermel, Robert Aldridge, David Dzubay, Gerald Chenoweth, and Jay Alan Yim.

 

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