| Stephen Feigenbaum is an award-winning 23-year-old composer of music for the concert hall and the theater. When he was 19, his Serenade for Strings was recorded by the Cincinnati Pops under Erich Kunzel and released on a CD by Telarc. Stephen is a past winner of the ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer award and the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble competition. Recently he won the Albany Symphony Orchestra's Composer to Center Stage competition, which resulted in a reading of his work and mentoring by John Corigliano. The National Public Radio show From the Top has featured Stephen as a composer, and he has appeared as an a cappella singer on The Martha Stewart Show and NBC's The Sing-Off.
Stephen's music has been heard at Lincoln Center and Le Poisson Rouge in New York, Jordan Hall and the Hatch Shell in Boston, the Green Room in San Francisco, and in several international venues. It has received performances by musicians including the JACK Quartet, TwoSense (Lisa Moore and Ashley Bathgate), and Grammy-nominee violinist Caroline Goulding. Stephen was the 2010 ASCAP Foundation Young Composer Fellow at the Bowdoin International Music Festival and is a past fellow at the Norfolk (Connecticut) Chamber Music Festival.
At Yale, Stephen has created several theatrical productions that incorporate all-original instrumental music, stage lighting, elaborate sets and media effects, tied together with loose narratives to tell musical stories that have attracted diverse audiences. He has also written the music for two full-length original musicals at Yale and has orchestrated, music directed, and conducted others.
A native of Winchester, Massachusetts, Stephen majored in music at Yale College and is pursuing a master’s degree at the Yale School of Music. He is a student of Ezra Laderman, and has studied with Martin Bresnick, Christopher Theofanidis, Samuel Adler, Claude Baker, Kathryn Alexander, and Rodney Lister.
The song Flatlander, with lyrics by Elisa Gonzalez, will be premiered by Rodney Lister and Charles Blandy at Spectrum, 121 Ludlow Street, New York City, on February 16, 2013. They will also perform the piece at the Forge in London on March 10, 2013 and at Boston University on March 7, 2013.
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