John Corigliano

Born Feb 16, 1938

John Corigliano is an American composer of classical music and a teacher of music. He is a distinguished professor of music at Lehman College in the City University of New York.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of John Corigliano.


1938 Birth Born in 1938.


1964 26 Years Old Corigliano first came to prominence in 1964 when, at the age of 26, his Sonata for Violin and Piano (1963) was the only winner of the chamber-music competition of the Spoleto Festival in Italy.


1970 32 Years Old In 1970, Corigliano teamed up with David Hess to create The Naked Carmen. … Read More
1974 36 Years Old In 1974, he wrote his first film score for the documentary A Williamsburg Sampler. … Read More


1984 46 Years Old In 1984, he became Distinguished Professor of Music at Lehman College and left his position at Manhattan School of Music in 1986.
1987 49 Years Old In 1987, Corigliano was the first composer ever to serve as Composer-in-Residence for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. … Read More


1991 53 Years Old 1 More Event
His first symphony won him the University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition in 1991 and his first Grammy Award for Best Classical Contemporary Composition in 1992. … Read More
1995 57 Years Old In 1995, he was commissioned to write String Quartet (1995) by Lincoln Center for the Cleveland Quartet, which won him his second Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Classical Composition.


1999 61 Years Old Corigliano's fourth film score was for François Girard's The Red Violin (1997) which won him his second Academy Award nominations and the 1999 Oscar for best film score. … Read More
2001 63 Years Old In 2001, he received the Pulitzer Prize for his Symphony No. 2 (2001).
2011 73 Years Old In 2011, Corigliano's song cycle, One Sweet Morning, premiered at Avery Fisher Hall by mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe and the New York Philharmonic to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks. … Read More
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