Music by Lowell Liebermann
Lowell Liebermann was born in New York City in 1961. He began piano studies at the age of eight, and composition studies at fourteen. He made his performing debut two years later at Carnegie Recital Hall, playing his Piano Sonata, Op.1, which he composed when he was fifteen. He holds Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctoral degrees from the Juilliard School of Music. Among his many awards are a Charles Ives Fellowship from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters and awards from ASCAP and BMI. His music is published by Theodore Presser Company, Schott Music and Faber Music. He currently resides in Weehawken, New Jersey with his partner, pianist and conductor William Hobbs, their Australian Shepherd named Daphne, and an American Eskimo named Phoebus.
Mr. Liebermann has collaborated with flautists Sir James Galway, Jeffrey Khaner and Tara O’Connor, and Sir James Galway has commissioned three works from Mr. Liebermann: Concerto for Flute and Orchestra, Concerto for Flute, Harp and Orchestra, and Trio No. 1 for Flute, Cello and Piano. Sir James premiered the Flute Concerto with the St. Louis Symphony under Leonard Slatkin and subsequently performed it with James Levine and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. Sir James recorded the Flute, Piccolo and Flute and Harp Concertos for BMG, with Mr. Liebermann conducting the London Mozart Players.
Lowell Liebermann is one of America's most frequently performed and recorded living composers. He has written over one hundred thirty works in all genres, several of which have gone on to become standard repertoire for their instruments. His Sonata for Flute and Piano and his Gargoyles for piano are among the most frequently performed contemporary works for their instruments; each of them has been recorded twenty times to date on compact disc.