Ola Gjeilo

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Born: b. 1978
Nationality: Norwegian
Education/Training:
grew up improvising music before reading it; took composition lessons with Wolfgang Plagge in high school; later attended the Norwegian Academy of Music, Royal College of Music in London and the Juilliard School, where he received his Master's degree
Best Known For:
writing music for choir, orchestra/symphonic winds, and the piano; main passion as a pianist is improvisation, either solo or over his own ensemble works
Notable Compositions:
Sunrise Mass, The Ground; published by Walton Music, wind band works by Boosey & Hawkes and piano pieces by Edition Peters
Assignments:
is a full time composer in the US; currently composer-in-residence with Voces8; was the first composer-in-residence with the Phoenix Chorale
Notable Recordings:
Ola Gjeilo (Decca), Stone Rose, Piano Improvisations, Northern Lights with the Phoenix Chorale
REPERTOIRE : Ubi caritas
CONCERTDATES
22nd Annual High School Choir Festival 04/15/2011
REPERTOIRE : The Ground
CONCERTDATES
26th Annual High School Choir Festival 05/01/2015
REPERTOIRE : A Spotless Rose
CONCERTDATES
Christmas with Eric Whitacre 12/04/2016
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