JONATHAN LESHNOFF String Quartet No . 3 for String Orchestra , “ Miller-Kahn ,” Mvt . II and III
ABOUT THE COMPOSER
Born 1973 in New Brunswick , NJ
• Born in New Jersey , Leshnoff studied music in Baltimore earning both his bachelor ’ s and master ’ s degrees from the Peabody Institute and a Doctor of Music from the University of Maryland .
• Leshnoff has gained national recognition as a composer with commissions from Carnegie Hall , the Atlanta Symphony , the Philadelphia Orchestra , and more . Works by Leshnoff have been premiered by some of the world ’ s leading soloists , such as Gil Shaham , Manuel Barrueco , and Joyce Yang .
• The Grammy-nominated composer is among the most-performed living composers and continues to live in Baltimore , where he serves as a faculty member at Towson University .
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In addition to studying music , Leshnoff also simultaneously received a bachelor ’ s degree in anthropology from Johns Hopkins University .
ABOUT THE PIECE
• Leshnoff wrote his third string quartet in 2011 . The work was commissioned by Harris Miller and Deborah Kahn , two longtime supporters of the arts .
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