Dr. Peter Lieuwen
The music of Peter Lieuwen has been commissioned, performed and recorded by orchestras, small ensembles, and artists throughout North America and Europe. The composer has received honors, grants and awards from the National Orchestral Association (1991), Meet the Composer USA (1986), the League of Composers/ISCM (1987), Musicians Accord (1986), the Contemporary Record Society (1987), the Arts Council of Wales (1995, 1996, 1998), the Texas Composers Forum (1992), and Texas A&M University (1994, 2005).
Peter Lieuwen’s symphonic music has been hailed as “an attractive array of shimmering, shuddering sonorities, making the most of minimal means” (The New York Times). His orchestral works have been introduced by such orchestras as The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Saint Louis Symphony, Pacific Symphony Orchestra, Slovak National Symphony, Orchestra of the Americas, National Orchestral Association, Grosseto Symphony Orchestra (Italy), Kozalin State Philharmonic (Poland), Musicfest International Orchestra (Wales), Leipzig Academic Orchestra, Neuss Chamber Orchestra and the Orchestra of the Swan (UK). Renowned conductors including Carl St. Clair, Paul Freeman, Danielle Gatti, Szymon Kawalla Franz Krager, and Jorge Mester have presented his works.
The composer’s chamber and vocal works have been presented by various artists and ensembles including The Cassatt String Quartet, Western Arts Trio, New Mexico Brass Quintet, New Mexico Winds, Mexico City Wind Quintet, Moran Wind Quintet, Cumberland Wind Quintet, Enhake, SOLI Chamber Ensemble, The Core Ensemble, Ensemble Bash (UK), clarinetist David Campbell (UK), percussionist Steven Schick, pianist Marc Andre Hamelin, violinist Andrzej Grabiec and trumpeters Allen Vizzutti and Doc Severinsen. Peter Lieuwen was the featured composer at the Aberystwyth International Music Festival in Wales (1995) and Artist-in-Residence at the same festival in 1996, 1997, 1998, and 2000.
Peter Lieuwen is currently professor of music and composer-in-residence in the Department of Performance Studies at Texas A&M University. His compositions are published by Keiser Classical, St. Louis, and recorded on Albany, Crystal, Pro Arte/Fanfare, Naxos, New World, and Vienna Modern Masters labels.