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.


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