The Kennedy Center

Gity Razaz


Hailed by the New York Times as “ravishing and engulfing,” Gity Razaz’s music ranges from concert solo pieces to large symphonic works. Ms. Razaz’s music has been commissioned and performed by former cellist of the Kronos Quartet Jeffrey Zeigler, the Seattle Symphony, National Sawdust, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Metropolis Ensemble, Canada’s National Ballet School, Albany Symphony Orchestra, Cellist Inbal Segev, 1B1 String Ensemble, Juilliard Symphony Orchestra, the New York Virtuoso Singers, VisionIntoArt, New York Choreographic Institute, American Composers Orchestra, and Amsterdam Cello Biennale among others. Current projects include a full-length ballet for Ballet Moscow, which is scheduled for a world premiere and re-runs in Moscow in June and July 2017, as well as a work for classical guitar duo commissioned by Duo Noire. She is currently the Composer-in-Residence at Chautauqua Opera Company for the 2017 season. Her compositions have earned numerous national and international awards, such as the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Composer Institute, the 2013 Jerome Foundation award, the Libby Larsen Prize in 28th International Search for New Music Competition, Juilliard Composers’ Orchestra Competition, three ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer awards, and Juilliard’s Palmer Dixon Award for the outstanding composition of the year in 2010 and 2012. Ms. Razaz attended The Juilliard School on full scholarship, and received her Bachelor and Master of Music in Composition under the tutelage of Samuel Adler, Robert Beaser and John Corigliano.