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Zhou Tian
May 30, 2011, 3:07 am
Filed under: Composers


Zhou Tian

Born: December 22, 1981

Current Location: Los Angeles, CA



Chinese-American composer Zhou Tian’s music has been performed by the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Indianapolis Symphony, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Symphony in C, American Composers Orchestra, the Biava Quartet, the Arditti Quartet, pianist Yuja Wang and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus. He has served as Composer-in-Residence with the Green Bay Symphony.

Zhou earned music degrees from both Curtis and Juilliard, is a first-prize winner of both the Washington Intl. Composers Competition and ASCAP/Lotte Lehmann Foundation Art Song Competition. His teachers have included Jennifer Higdon and Christopher Rouse. His “Symphonic Suite: The Grand Canal” was performed during a nationally televised celebration of the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. The work was also selected as theme music for the Zhejiang Pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo.

Mr. Zhou was recently appointed Assistant Professor of Composition at Colgate University, beginning Fall 2011. Highlights of his next season include performances by the Houston Symphony, the Reno Philharmonic and Curtis On Tour. Visit for more.

Audio Used By Permission:

Excerpt from “Rhyme” performed by Earl Lee. ©Zhou Tian (ASCAP). ©The Juilliard School.
Excerpt from “The Grand Canal” performed by The Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra, Guangzhou City Choir and guest soloists, conducted by Zhou Tian. ©Pacific Audio & Video, Inc.

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Theme Music composed by Sarah Horick

Podcast © 2011 No Extra Notes

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