||MATTHEW GREENBAUM was born in New
York City in 1950. He studied composition with Stefan Wolpe and Mario
Davidovsky and holds a Ph.D. from the CUNY Graduate Center. He is the
recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including the American
Academy of Arts and Letters, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Martha
Baird Rockefeller Fund and the New York Foundation of the Arts. His
works have been presented/performed/ commissioned by the Darmstadt
Summer Festival, the Leningrad Spring Festival, the Jakart
Festival (Indonesia), the Fromm Foundation, the Meet the
Composer/Readers Digest Commissioning Fund, Nuova
Consonanza/American Academy in Rome, the New Millennium Ensemble, the
Da Capo Chamber Players, Cygnus, Parnassus, The Fromm
Chamber Players, Fred Sherry, Marc-André Hamelin,
David Holzman, the Momenta String Quartet, Ensemble Surplus
(Freiburg/ NDR Festival), The League/ISCM, Network for New Music/Penn
Council on the Arts, the New York New Music Ensemble, the Group
for Contemporary Music, Orchestra 2001, Christopher Taylor and
the Riverside Symphony, and the Houston Symphony. Recordings
appear on CRI, Centaur and Antes.
Greenbaum was the artistic director of the Stefan Wolpe Centennial Festival NY (2002-3) and is currently acting chair of the Department of Composition in the Esther Boyer College of Music at Temple University.
An all-Greenbaum CD is available on Centaur Records (2004). It includes UNTIMELY OBSERVATIONS for viola and piano, AFLOATING ISLAND (chamber opera), CASTELNAU for string quartet and PROSPECT RETROSPECT for cello and piano. Performers include Fred Sherry, cello; Blair McMillen and David Holzman piano; Stephanie Griffin, viola, the Momenta String Quartet and Network for New Music.