Paul Moravec, recipient of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize in Music, has composed numerous orchestral, chamber, lyric, and operatic works. His music has been described as "tuneful, ebullient and wonderfully energetic" (San Francisco Chronicle), "riveting and fascinating" (NPR), and "assured, virtuosic" (The Wall Street Journal). Frequently commissioned by notable ensembles and major music institutions, Mr. Moravec's current project is The Shining, based on the Stephen King novel, premiering at Minnesota Opera in 2016. His recent premieres include a Violin Concerto with violinist Maria Bachmann and Symphony in C; The King's Man, with Kentucky Opera; Amorisms, with Alias and the Nashville Ballet, and a Piano Quintet, with Jeremy Denk and the Lark Quartet.
A graduate of Harvard and Columbia universities, he is University Professor at Adelphi University, and recently served as Artist-in-Residence at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton as well as Composer-in-Residence at the American Academy in Rome. Other honors include the Rome Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, three awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Recent CD releases include four albums on Naxos and an album of orchestral music on BMOP/sound titled Northern Lights Electric.
His website is paulmoravec.com and his works are published by subitomusic.com.