Pulitzer Prize-winning composer JENNIFER HIGDON

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Philadelphia-based composer JENNIFER HIGDON has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize in music for her Violin Concerto that premiered on February 6, 2009, in Indianapolis, IN, written for two-time Grammy winner violinist Hilary Hahn. The Pulitzer website describes the pieces as “a deeply engaging piece that combines flowing lyricism with dazzling virtuosity.” It’s a great year for Hidgon as she also received a 2010 Grammy for best classical contemporary composition for her “Percussion Concerto. Jennifer returns to Radio Times to talk about her compositions and we’ll listen to excerpts of these award-winning pieces.

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