Akademie Schloss Solitude
Stuttgart D-70197 Germany
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Erin Gee received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in piano and composition, respectively, from the University of Iowa, where she studied with Réne Lecuona, Lawrence Fritts, and Jeremy Dale Roberts. In Austria and Germany, she studied composition with Beat Furrer, Mathias Spahlinger, Chaya Czernowin, Richard Barrett and Steve Takasugi. She completed her Ph.D. in music theory from the University of Music and Dramatic Arts Graz in 2007.
Ms. Gee’s awards for composition include the Teatro Minimo first round prize from the Zurich Opera House, the UNESCO Picasso-Miró Medal, the Samuel Barber Rome Prize, the Impuls award, the Gianni Bergamo Prize, the SKE Prize, the Austrian Government Grant for composition, the Pelzer Award, the Publicity Prize 2005, a CAP award from the American Music Center, the Look & Listen Festival Prize, the Judith Lang Zaimont Prize, the Composition Prize for the city of Graz 2008 and she was featured composer at the 4020 festival in Linz, Austria in 2008. She has worked with the Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna, the Vokalensemble Zürich, the Los Angeles Philharmonic New Music Group with conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen, the Latvian Radio Chamber Choir, Klangforum Wien, Ensemble Recherche, Alter Ego, Ensemble Surplus, Duo Contour and others. In 2005, she was a guest artist at the Akiyoshidai International Art Village, Japan, where she returned to teach and perform in 2006. The Wittener Tage für Neue Musik, Klangspuren, Musikprotokoll, Steirischer Herbst, Klangriffe, Zürich Tage für Neue Musik, the Look & Listen Festival, Vienna Mozartjahr 2006, Diskurs Festival, the MATA Festival, Nuovo Consonanza, and the Shut up and Listen Festival, are some of the festivals that have featured Ms. Gee's works. In 2009, she was the first commissionee of the American Composers Orchestra and Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy collaboration, with the premiere of Mouthpiece XIII: Mathilde of Loci Part1 at Zankel Hall in Carnegie Hall.
Ms. Gee’s opera, SLEEP, was premiered by the Zurich Opera House in January 2009, where she performed the female lead. She is now working on a subsequent commission for orchestra and voices. In November 2009, the Zurich Tage für Neue Musik premiered Mouthpiece XII performed by Repertorio Zero. In 2009-2010 Erin Gee was a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard. In 2010, she is in residence at the Montalvo Arts Center and the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart and in 2011 at Civitella Ranieri in Italy. Ms. Gee was a 2009 Guggenheim Fellow.