Sofia Gubaidulina

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Born: b. 1931
Nationality: Russian
Education/Training:
studied piano and composition at the Kazan Conservatory, later attended Moscow Conservatory where she studied with Nikolay Peyko
Best Known For:
the use of unusual instrument combinations in her music; music was deemed "irresponsible" in Soviet Russia due to her exploration of alternative tunings
Notable Compositions:
Light at the End
Assignments:
was commissioned to write the Johannes-Passion for the Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart along with Tan Dun's Water Passion After St. Matthew; currently a member of the musical academies in Frankfurt, Hamburg and the Royal Swedish Academy of Music
Curious Facts:
founded Astreja, a folk instrument improvisation group
REPERTOIRE : The Canticle of the Sun
CONCERTDATES
The Russan Evolution 09/26/2015
The Russian Evolution 09/27/2015
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