Siddhartha
Composer: Christopher Theofanidis
Composer Bio: Christopher Theofanidis (b. 12/18/67 in Dallas, Texas) has had performances by many leading orchestras from around the world, including the London Symphony, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Moscow Soloists, the National, Atlanta, Baltimore, St. Louis, Detroit, and California Symphonies, and many others. He also served as Composer of the Year for the Pittsburgh Symphony during their 2006-2007 Season, for which he wrote a violin concerto for Sarah Chang.

Mr. Theofanidis holds degrees from Yale, the Eastman School of Music, and the University of Houston, and has been the recipient of the International Masterprize (hosted at the Barbican Centre in London), the Rome Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, six ASCAP Gould Prizes, a Fulbright Fellowship to France, a Tanglewood Fellowship, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters' Charles Ives Fellowship. In 2007 he was nominated for a Grammy for best composition for his chorus and orchestra work, The Here and Now, based on the poetry of Rumi. His orchestral concert work, Rainbow Body, has been one of the most performed new orchestral works of the last ten years, having been performed by over 100 orchestras internationally.

From his website, www.theofanidismusic.com
Librettist: Patrick Summers
Premiere Date: Not available.
Producing Company: Houston Grand Opera
Description: Based on Hermann Hesse's classic 1922 novel.
Length: Length is not available.
Total Acts: Not Available
Contact: Houston Grand Opera
Address: 510 Preston Street
Houston, TX 77002-1504
Publisher Web Site: http://www.houstongrandopera.org/
The Opera Fund Awardee Information
Award Category: 2011 Repertoire Development
Project Name: Siddhartha
Awardee: Houston Grand Opera
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