Paterson, Robert

New York, NY

American Modern Ensemble

Hailed as a 'modern day master' and often the 'highlight of the program' (The New York Times),Robert Paterson's music is known for its elegance, wit, structural integrity, and a wonderful sense of color. Paterson was awarded 'Composer of The Year' from the Classical Recording Foundation, at Carnegie's Weill Hall in 2011. His music has been on the Grammy® ballot yearly, and his music was named ‘Best of 2012' on NPR. Recent premieres include his opera, The Whole Truth, Shine for the American Brass Quintet, Moon Music for the Claremont Trio, and Graffiti Canons for the Volti choir of San Francisco. His works have been performed by the Louisville Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, Austin Symphony, Vermont Symphony, among others. Paterson’s choral album was released in 2015 with Musica Sacra and maestro Kent Tritle, with a world premiere of Lux Aeterna at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Paterson gives master classes at universities, including the Curtis Institute of Music, Aspen Music Festival, New York University, and the Cleveland Institute of Music. Paterson is the Artistic Director of the American Modern Ensemble and resides in NYC with his wife Victoria, and their son Dylan.