Harrow Peter

General Information

Year of Birth:  1960
Date of Birth:  13. May 1960
Place of Birth:  New York
Country of Birth: 
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Education

PeriodEducationInstrumentTeacherEducation OrganisationLocation
1978 - 1980

film composition (Don Wilkens, Michael Gibbs)

1978 - 1980

jazz arrangement (Don Wilkens, Michaels Gibbs)

1979 - 1985

private classes in composition (Hugo Norden)

1981

San Francisco State University: composition

1981 - 1983

private classes (Alain Naudé)

1982

composition

1986 - 1988

composition (Hermann Markus Pressl)

1993

master of arts

Activities

PeriodActivityOrganisationLocation
1975 - 1976

radio host at KZSU

1976

Agnew State Mental Hospital, San José: music therapist

1978 - 1980

Palo Alto Children Center, Palo Alto: music teacher

1979 - 1981

Ensemble Corpo Santo: arranger, piano player, percussionist

1980

Theatre Works - Play Company, Palo Alto: deputy music director and piano player

1981

Community School of Mountain View, Vermont: piano-ensemble teacher

1982

Stanford University Summer Jazz Clinic: teacher of advanced music theory, piano and ensemble together with Stan Getz

1983 - 1984

Harvard University, Cambridge: tutor for counterpoint

1986 - 1989

Beratungszentrum Graz: music therapist

1987

Wildon: children's music seminar for several weeks

1989

lecturer at the Institute for Jazz Research

1990

YIVO (Yiddish Folk Arts Program): lecturer

1990

assistant

1994

production of the CD "Rubin & Horowitz"

1997

production of the CD "Budowitz: Mother Tongue"

1997

production of the CD Musical Expeditions "Klezmer"

numerous performances as an arranger, studio and ensemble piano player

Awards

PeriodAwardCompositionAwarding Organisation
1972

National Guild of Piano Teachers Association: local, regional and national critics prize for piano

1977

Jamey Aebersold Summer Jazz Clinic in Pleasant Hill: scholarship

1980

Cazadero Summer Music Program: scholarship

1982

scholarship for the composition studies

1987

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers: finalist in the composition competition

1988

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers: finalist in the composition competition

1990

numerous promotions for research and performances of Yiddish music

1990

numerous promotions for research and performances of Yiddish music

several promotions by Louise M. Davies, builder of the San Francisco Symphony Hall

Description of Style

At the moment (1990) my style encompasses elements from the old jewish music and liturgical music, often with the use of geometry and simultaneously changing surround sound.

 

Peter Harrow 1990