New York composer David Winkler is enjoying a tremendous period of activity, including many commissions and performance of his music around the world. Upcoming Premieres and Commissions include:
Queens Chamber Band for Concerto for Harpsichord and Strings to be premiered in May, 2006, Merkin Hall.
Chamber Orchestra Kremlin for Concerto for String Quartet and String Orchestra for premier Spring 2006, Moscow, Russian Federation
Concerto for Flute and String Orchestra for Yossi Arnheim, principal flutist of Israel Philharmonic, to be a featured work in the 2005 International Flute Competition in Haifa Israel, November 2005.
The 50th Gate, (short symphony on one movement) commissioned by the National Symphony Orchestra of Bolivia (2003) and premiered in La Paz March 22-24, 2004. David Handel conducting.
Elements Concerti, four connected concerti for violin and strings commissioned by and dedicated to Anna Rabinova, premiere Jan 21, 2005 Bruno Walter Auditorium, Lincoln Center, New York.
Concert Prelude for String Orchestra premiered in January by the Berlin Sinfonietta in Paris, France January 8, 2004 (Vladimir Stoupel conducting) performed again on June 17, 2004 in Moscow, Chamber Orchestra Kremlin, Misha Rachlevsky conducting. 9min. (Here an excerpt of Concert Prelude for Strings here.)
Variations on an Original Theme commissioned by Mirian Conti for premiere at pianos recital at Merkin Concert Hall, November 2005
He has been commissioned by the Alabama Symphony and its Music Director Richard Westerfield to compose a new large-scale work for soprano and baritone soloists, large mixed chorus and symphony orchestra called "Symphony America" (Symphony No. 3).
Mr. Winkler's recent orchestral and newly commissioned orchestral works will be commercially recorded for CD distribution by Orquesta Sinf÷nica de la UNCuyo, Mendoza, Argentina and National Symphony Orchestra of Bolivia, David Handel Music Director.
Other recent premieres include the World Premiere performance by the St. Ivo Piano Quartetof Rome, Italy of his Piano Quartet on Saturday, October 11, 2003 at New York's Klavierhaus. Other recent premieres include Sarang gwa Pyangwa, commissioned by the Korean Broadcasting System Symphony, and premiered December 5, 2003 by the Daegu City Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Vakhtang Jordania, conducting.
David Winkler is a recipient of a 2002-03 New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship in composition.
In 1994, David Winkler was awarded a commission grant by the New York State Council on the Arts to create a new choral work for The New York Virtuoso Singers, Harold Rosenbaum, director. The work was premiered at New York's Merkin Hall in January of 1995. Since then he has received commissions from the Houston Grand Opera, The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Aspen Music Festival, a Leonard Bernstein Composer Fellowship, a Fromm Foundation Commission, the BMI Young Composer Award and is the recipient of a special ASCAP award for the last seven consecutive years. He is a member of ASCAP.
Mr. Winkler has been awarded the Rapaport Prize, administered by Columbia University and has been composer in residence with the Aspen Music Festival, the Banff Centre, Opera/Omaha (1996 and 1997), the Chautauqua Opera and the Lincoln Center Institute.
Since 1998 he has served as the Executive Director of Chamber Players International (http://chamberplayersinternational.com/ - now in its 34th year), a New York based chamber music society of some 25 renowned instrumentalists who perform concerts throughout the New York and Long Island Metropolitan area. He is represented by Jeffrey James Arts Consulting - 516-586-3433 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
All works published by DW Fine Arts - ASCAP
Symphony No. 1 - 16 minutes, one movement,
Symphony No. 2 - "Symphonies Eterna" - 18 minutes, one movement, chorus (vocalise) and orchestra - Premiered by Kharkov Philharmonic Orchestra, Vakhtang Jordania conducting, September 19, 2002
Symphony No. 3 "Symphony America" - 35 minutes, one movement, soprano and baritone soli, chorus and orchestra - To be premiered by Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Richard Westerfield Music Director
Concert Prelude for String Orchestra - 9 minutes
The 50th Gate - 15 minutes
Prima - concert overture - 7 minutes
Dopo - concert overture - 4 minutes
Sarang gwa Pyangwa - for chorus and orchestra - 6 minutes
Fanfare for World Peace - concert overture - 4 minutes
The Gates of Freedom - concert overture - 9 minutes,
Voyage to Arcturus - concert adventure for family audiences - 8 minutes
Variations on America the Beautiful - for Piano and Orchestra - 8 minutes
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra - three movements - 25 minutes
Chamber Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2
Concert Prelude for String Orchestra - 8 minutesOperas:
Arms Akimbo - operatic farce, two scenes - 16 minutes SATB chamber orchestra
All's Well That Ends Well -two acts - 2hrs 30 min
The Bacchae - two acts - 1 hr, 40 min
Tonight a Woman... - three parts, one performer - 25 minutes
Looking Glass World (after Lewis Carroll) - one act - 45 minutesChamber Works:
Piano Quartet - 25 minutes