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Chris Rogerson

Princeton, NJ   

Hailed as a “confident, fully-grown composing talent” (The Washington Post), Chris Rogerson’s music has been praised for its “virtuosic exuberance”, and “haunting beauty” (The New York Times). He has received commissions and performances from the Kansas City Symphony, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, the New World Symphony, the Grand Rapids Symphony, the Chicago Sinfonietta, the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra, the New York Youth Symphony, the Brentano Quartet, and the JACK Quartet, in venues including Carnegie Hall, the Library of Congress, the Kennedy Center, and Symphony Center in Chicago.


Recently, Chris was honored with a Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He has also won awards from ASCAP, BMI, the Theodore Presser Foundation, the National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts, the National Association for Music Education, the New York Art Ensemble, and the Aspen Music Festival (Jacob Druckman Award).


Chris has been in residence at the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, and the Ucross Foundation. He has also been Composer-in-Residence for the Chamber Music Festival of Lexington, Young Composer-in-Residence at Music from Angel Fire, and a fellow at the Aspen Music Festival, the Cabrillo Festival, and the Norfolk New Music Workshop.


Born in 1988, he studied at the Curtis Institute of Music and the Yale School of Music with Jennifer Higdon, Aaron Jay Kernis, and Martin Bresnick, and is currently a doctoral fellow at Princeton University. Chris is represented by Young Concert Artists, Inc. 

Chris Rogerson- Lullaby: no bad dreams

Lullaby: no bad dreams (2009) for violin and piano

Commissioned by the Curtis Institute of Music

Performed by Benjamin Beilman and Yekwon Sunwoo

Performed at venues including the Library of Congress, Lincoln Center, the Ravinia Festival, and Radio France

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