Stephen Chatman

Audio Samples & Notes: Stephen Chatman

1. The Ruba’iyat  of Omar Khayyam – (2007) (9′)
Dizi/Xiao, Tabla, Darabuka/Hand Percussion, Pipa, Santur/Oud, Tar, Kamanche, Zheng, Erhu/Gaohu, Erhu/Zhonghu

Stephen Chatman is Professor and Head of Composition at the UBC School of Music, and one of Canada’s most prominent composers.  He has received many commissions and composition awards, including 2005, 2006 and 2010 Western Canadian Music Awards “Classical Composition of the Year”, three BMI Awards (New York), multiple Juno nominations, including 2010, the 2010 SOCAN Jan V. Matejcek New Classical Music Award, Dorothy Somerset Award, Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the 2001 BBC Masterprize short-list.  More than 100 of his works, published by E.C. Schirmer, Oxford University Press, Boosey & Hawkes, earthsongs, Frederick Harris, Dorn, Berandol, and T. Presser, have sold 400,000 printed copies.  His pieces have been recorded by the Vancouver Chamber Choir, UBC Singers and others on a variety of labels including Centrediscs, ATMA, Naxos, Crystal, Skylark and CRI. His orchestral music has been commissioned by the CBC Radio Orchestra, Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton, Madison, and Windsor symphonies and performed by the BBC Symphony, Berlin Radio Orchestra, Montreal, Sydney, Seoul, San Francisco, Winnipeg, Quebec, St. Louis, Calgary, Detroit, Dallas, and New World