Mexican-born composer Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon
received his undergraduate degree in guitar and composition
from the University of California at San Diego, and both a
Master's degree and PhD in composition from the University
of Pennsylvania, where his principal teacher was George Crumb.
Zohn-Muldoon's honors include fellowships from the Guggenheim
Foundation, Tanglewood Music Center (Omar del Carlo Foundation),
Camargo Foundation, Endowment for Culture and the Arts of Mexico,
a Mozart Medal from the Embassy of Austria in México,
and commissions from the Fromm Foundation, U.S./Mexico Fund
for Culture and other noted institutions and ensembles in México,
the U.S., and Europe.
His works have been performed by groups such as the Sirius
Ensemble, eighth blackbird Chicago Contemporary Chamber Players,
Los Angeles Philharmonic New Music Group, Earplay, Neue Ensemble
Hannover, and San Francisco Contemporary Players. Performances
have taken place at ISCM World Music Days, National Public
Radio's "St. Paul Sunday,"
Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gaudeamus International Music Week,
Academy of Arts in Munich, Festival Internacional Cervantino,
and Foro Internacional de Musica Nueva, among others. Recent
projects include Hebras a setting of aphorisms by
Mexican poet Rául Aceves, written for the international
project Ensemble Spiel, and performed in Amsterdam, Hannover,
and Krakow; Comala, a scenic cantata based on Juan
Rulfo's Pedro Páramo, premiered by The Furious Band
at the Festival Música y Escena in México City,
the miniature opera NiñoPolilla, on a libretto
by Juan Trigos senior, for the festival A*Devangarde, in Munich,
and chamber works for the Cuarteto Latinoamericano, Sirius
Ensemble, cellist Juan Hermida, and the CCM Guitar Ensemble.
He is currently working on a work for the Tarab Cello Ensemble,
under the auspices of a commission from the Fromm Foundation.
joined the faculty of the Eastman School of Music in 2002
as associate professor of composition. Prior to joining Eastman,
Zohn-Muldoon held positions at the School of Music, University
of Guanajuato, Mexico, and the College-Conservatory of Music,
University of Cincinnati.
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