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Marcos Balter
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Marcos Balter

Marcos Balter

Assistant Professor

Coordinator of Composition
Email: mbalter@colum.edu
DM, Northwestern University

Music composer Marcos Balter, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, has commissions from Meet the Composer, Chamber Music America, The Fromm Foundation at Harvard University, The Holland/America Music Society, The MacArthur Foundation, and the Art Institute of Chicago. He has fellowships from the Tanglewood Music Center/Leonard Bernstein Foundation and the Civitella Ranieri Foundation (USA/Italy), as well as first prizes in several national and international composition competitions.

Balter’s main composition teachers were Augusta Read Thomas, Amy Williams, and Jay Alan Yim. Guest instructors in master classes and festivals include Louis Andriessen, George Benjamin, Pierre Boulez, Elliott Carter, Oliver Knussen, Christian Lauba, Tristan Murail, Enno Poppe, Bernard Rands, Wolfgang Rihm, and Kaija Saariaho.

He has been featured at Chicago Symphony Orchestra's MusicNOW, E-Werk Freiburg, Teatro de Madrid, Tokyo Bunka Kaykan, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Le Poison Rouge, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Chicago, Lockenhaus Kammermusikfestival, and Darmstadt Ferienkurse, among others.

For more information: www.marcosbalter.com.

Photo credit: Kyle Aaron Lacy BA ’07