Composer Krists Auznieks (*1992) resides in NYC. He has served on the faculty of Yale School of Music, Montclair State University, and has also taught for NY Philharmonic’s Very Young Composers Program. Currently pursuing doctorate at Yale School of Music with Aaron Jay Kernis, David Lang, Chris Theofanidis, Hannah Lash, and Martin Bresnick, he is also an alumnus of The Royal Conservatory of The Hague. His quintet Piano was featured in The New York Times among the week’s best classical music moments; he is also a recipient of Aspen Music Festival’s Jacob Druckman Prize and the youngest composer to ever receive the Latvian Grand Music Award for best composition of the year.
Recent commissions include works for Atlanta Symphony and Bang on A Can Marathon, choral pieces for Cappella Amsterdam and Latvian Radio Choir, a guitar concerto for Sinfonietta Riga and JiJi, works for New York based new music ensemble Unheard-Of, a multi-media work for Canadian soprano Meghan Lindsay, and a piece for LA based Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra.