Chris Rogerson, Composer - Photo Credit: Christian Steiner

Chris Rogerson


Hailed as a “confident, fully-grown composing talent” (The Washington Post) and a “confident new musical voice,” Chris Rogerson’s music has been praised for its “virtuosic exuberance” and “haunting beauty” (The New York Times).  He has received commissions and performances from orchestras such as the Atlanta Symphony, Kansas City Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, New Jersey Symphony, Charlotte Symphony, Grand Rapids Symphony, and New World Symphony.  His collaborators in chamber music include the Attacca, Brentano, Dover, and Jasper Quartets, artists such as Ida Kavafian, Anne-Marie McDermott, and David Shifrin, as well as distinguished members of the Guarneri and Orion Quartets.  His music has been heard at Carnegie Hall, the Library of Congress, the Kennedy Center, and Symphony Center in Chicago.

Mr. Rogerson currently serves as the Composer-in-Residence for the Amarillo Symphony for 2014 – 2016.  In 2012, Mr. Rogerson was honored with a Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.  A Theodore Presser Career Grant recipient, he has also won the Aaron Copland Award, the ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award, two BMI Student Composer Awards, the Aspen Music Festival Jacob Druckman Award, a New York Youth Symphony First Music Commission, and prizes from the National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts, the National Association for Music Education, the New York Art Ensemble, and Third Millennium Ensemble.  Born in 1988, Mr. Rogerson studied at the Curtis Institute of Music and the Yale School of Music with Jennifer Higdon, Aaron Jay Kernis, and Martin Bresnick, and is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Princeton University.  He is represented by Young Concert Artists, Inc., and is a co-founder and Artistic Director of Kettle Corn New Music, a new music presenting organization in New York City.
Photo credit: Sophie Zhai