Composer Kevin Puts’s work has been commissioned and performed by orchestras in the United States and abroad such as the New York Philharmonic and the Tonhalle Orchestër (Zurich), and by leading soloists such as cellist Yo-Yo Ma, percussionist Evelyn Glennie, and pianist Jeffrey Kahane. November 2011 will see the premiere of Silent Night, a full-length opera based on the 2005 film Joyeux Noel, commissioned by Minnesota Opera with libretto by Mark Campbell. Puts has received awards from the American Academy in Rome, the Guggenheim Foundation, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, BMI and ASCAP. He has served as Composer-in-Residence of Young Concerts Artists, the California Symphony, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, and Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival. He received his training as a composer and pianist at the Eastman School of Music and Yale University. Since 2006, he has been a member of the composition department at the Peabody Institute in Baltimore, Maryland.
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