World Premiere of the 2021 VMTA Commissioned Composer, Noah Marconi
As part of MTNA’s composer commissioning program, VMTA commissioned Vermont composer Noah Marconi to write a new work that was presented at the Quad State (ME, MA, NH, VT) Conference on October 2, 2021. Listen to the world premiere of his composition, entitled “Sonata for Cello and Piano“ at this unlisted Youtube link.
NOAH MARCONI was born in the Bronx and raised in Vermont. A post-stylist composer of concert and incidental music headed for a career in multi-media and film, he is also a gifted cellist and improviser, conductor, and social-activist. His large and varied catalogue includes incidental music for the Hartt Theater Division’s Picture of Dorian Gray and Subsequently, Here for choreographer Daniella Parisot. He conducted the Burlington Civic Orchestra in Cataclysmic Lament, winner of the Vermont Youth Orchestra’s 2012 Young Composers Competition.
A student of Robert Carl, David Macbride, Gilda Lyons, Larry Alan Smith, and Ken Steen at the Hartt School, he also studies privately with composer-director Daron Hagen. Along with stints at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Wintergreen Music Festival, Connecticut Summerfest Contemporary Music Festival, Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival, New England Music Festival, Vermont All-State Festival, and the Kinhaven Music Camp, he has studied with Vermont Symphony Orchestra principal cellist John Dunlop and with accomplished performer and educator Mehai Tetel at the Hartt School. He has served as principal cellist of the Hartt Orchestra and as assistant to conductor Jeffrey Domoto.
~ Adapted from an article by Laurel Maurer in the VMTA Fall Newsletter