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Dalit Warshaw is a composer, pianist, thereminist and professor at Boston Conservatory. Warshaw was born in New York on August 6, 1974. Her works have been performed by dozens of orchestral ensembles, including the New York Philharmonic and Israel Philharmonic Orchestras (Zubin Mehta conducting), the Boston Symphony, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Houston Symphony, the Y Chamber Orchestra, the Colorado Symphony and the Albany Symphony Orchestra. Her most recent commission, After the Victory for orchestra and chorus, was premiered by the Grand Rapids Symphony and the North American Choral Company in April 2006.
A full-time faculty member of the composition/theory department at the Boston Conservatory since 2004, Warshaw obtained a doctorate in music composition from the Juilliard School in 2003, where she taught courses in instrumentation and advanced orchestration in its Evening Division from 2000 to 2005. During the 2003-04 academic year, she served as Visiting Professor of Composition at Middlebury College, and as composer-in-residence at the Bowdoin International Music Festival in July 2004. Her composition teachers include Samuel Adler, Tsvi Avni, Milton Babbitt, Victoria Bond, David Del Tredici, Betsy Jolas, Jonathan Kramer, Fred Lerdahl, Edward Simons, and Donald Waxman.
Recent awards and grants include a Morton Gould Young Composers Award from the ASCAP Foundation, the New Juilliard Ensemble Composers Competition, a Fulbright Scholarship to Israel, a Whitaker Reading by the American Composers Orchestra, and a Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Other awards received include four ASCAP Foundation Grants to Young Composers, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Young Composers Competition, the Juilliard Student Composers Competition and a Fromm Music Foundation Grant from Harvard University. In 1984, she became the youngest person ever to win the BMI Award for Student Composers, with her orchestral piece Fun Suite, written at the age of eight. She has held residencies at the Yaddo and MacDowell Artist Colonies and at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.
As a pianist, Warshaw has performed widely as both soloist and chamber player, in concert spaces such as Avery Fisher Hall, Miller Theater, the Juilliard Theater, Merkin Hall and Steinway Hall. Her teachers have included Martin Canin, Jonathan Feldman, Yocheved Kaplinsky and Ruti Hadass Warshaw.
Warshaw has also appeared as thereminist with the New York Philharmonic, the American Composers Orchestra, the Eos Ensemble and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic. Having studied theremin with the renowned Clara Rockmore from an early age, she has also performed on the instrument in spaces such as Carnegie Hall, the LA Philharmonic's Disney Hall, and Lincoln Center's Paul Hall, the Juilliard Theater, the Clark Studio Theater and Alice Tully Hall.
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