Eric Whitacre

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Birthday
2, 1970
Birthplace
Nevada
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
2, 1970 (age 48)
Birthplace
Nevada

About

Grammy Award-winning musician who wrote "Paradise Lost: Shadows and Wings," the acclaimed musical. He was mostly known, however, for his choral works.

Before Fame

He became internationally known after his choral CD "Cloudburst" captured the attention of multiple continents.

Trivia

He drew artistic motivation from the poetry of Octavio Paz, Emily Dickinson, E.E. Cummings, Robert Frost, Rumi, and Federico García Lorca.

Family Life

He married Grammy Award-winning soprano Hila Plitmann, with whom he frequently collaborated.

Associated With

He co-composed the Mermaid Theme and the choral segments for "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" with Hans Zimmer.