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Marti Epstein

Cambridge, MA      

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Marti Epstein is a composer whose music has been performed by the San Francisco Symphony, The Radio Symphony Orchestra of Frankfurt, the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston, Ensemble Modern, and members of the Boston Symphony. She has completed commissions for the Foxborough Musical Association, the Fromm Foundation, The Munich Biennale, the Iowa Brass Quintet, the CORE Ensemble, Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, Longy School of Music, the Ludovico Ensemble, Guerilla Opera, the Radius Ensemble, and the Callithumpian Consort. In 2005, she was a recipient of a Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant. Marti has been a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center (1986, 1988), and has been in residence at the MacDowell Colony (1998, 1999). Marti is on the Steering Committee for the Boston Modern Orchestra Project Scoreboard and was Composer-in-Residence for the Radius Ensemble in 2009 and 2010. BSO English horn soloist Robert Sheena and the Boston Conservatory Wind Ensemble  have recorded Bloom, her concerto for English horn and Wind Ensemble. Cellist Rhonda Rider recently premiered so near, so far, a piece Marti wrote for Rhonda’s recent residency at the Grand Canyon. Marti’s new string quartet, Hidden Flowers was commissioned by the Tanglewood Music Center for the 2012 Festival of Contemporary Music 2012, where it was premiered in August 2012. In 2017-18 Marti’s music was featured extensively on the Time’s Arrow New Music Festival at Trinity Wall Street in New York. Her opera, Rumpelstiltskin, is currently being presented in a new production by Boston-based Guerilla Opera. Marti is Professor of Composition at Berklee College of Music and also teaches composition at Boston Conservatory.

Troubled Queen

Troubled Queen was written for the Callithumpian Consort and is for bass flute, bass clarinet, trombone, 2 violins, viola, cello, percussion, and piano.

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Oil & Sugar

Oil & Sugar is for flute, clarinet, violin, and piano.

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Hero and Leander

Hero and Leander is a puppet theater piece for violin, viola, and cello. In this production, the puppets were created and performed by Deniz Khateri.

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