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Marc Neikrug

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Marc Edward Neikrug[1] (born September 24, 1946) is a contemporary American composer, pianist, and conductor. He was born in New York City, the son of cellists George Neikrug and Olga Zundel. He is best known for a Piano Concerto (1966), the theater piece Through Roses (1980), and the opera Los Alamos (1988). Among his notable recent compositions are the orchestral song cycle Healing Ceremony (2010), his Concerto for Orchestra (2012), a Bassoon Concerto (2013), and the Canta-Concerto (2014).[2][3][4][5][6][7] He studied with Giselher Klebe at the Hochschule für Musik Detmold from 1964 to 1968, and composition at Stony Brook University (M.M., 1971). In 1978 he was appointed as consultant on contemporary music to the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.[1] Since the late 1990s he has been artistic director of the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. He is also known for collaborations with violinist Pinchas Zukerman.

Selected recordings[edit]

Camille Saint-Saëns, Sonata No. 1 in D minor for violin and piano, César Franck, Sonata in A for violin and piano, Pinchas Zukerman, violin, Marc Neikrug, piano. CD Philips 1984.


  1. ^ a b Randel, Don Michael. The Harvard Biographical Dictionary of Music. Harvard University Press. p. 631.
  2. ^ Oteri, Frank J. (March 1, 2014). "Marc Neikrug: An Outlet For Emotional Experience". NewMusicBox. Retrieved July 10, 2015.
  3. ^ Klein, Alvin (May 10, 1987). "Theater; Music Is Subtext In 'Through Roses'". The New York Times. Retrieved July 10, 2015.
  4. ^ Bratskeir, Kate (May 23, 2013). "Marc Neikrug, 'Healing Ceremony' Composer, Talks The Power Of Music". The Huffington Post. Retrieved July 10, 2015.
  5. ^ Kozinn, Allan (April 27, 2012). "Every Instrument Has the Spotlight: The New York Philharmonic at Avery Fisher Hall". The New York Times. Retrieved July 10, 2015.
  6. ^ Eichler, Jeremy (November 22, 2013). "BSO, Svoboda unveil Neikrug's new bassoon concerto". The Boston Globe. Retrieved July 10, 2015.
  7. ^ Midgette, Anne (May 7, 2014). "NSO festival aims for fusion of symphony and dance at Kennedy Center". The Washington Post. Retrieved July 10, 2015.