William Bolcom

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Birthday
26, 1938
Birthplace
Washington
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
26, 1938 (age 81)
Birthplace
Washington

About

Pulitzer Prize- and Grammy Award-winning composer and pianist who was named Composer of the Year by Musical America in 2007. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Music for "12 New Etudes for Piano" in 1988.

Before Fame

He enrolled at the University of Washington when he was 11 to study composition. He studied composition with George Frederick McKay and John Verrall.

Trivia

He was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 2006.

Family Life

His family was residing in Seattle when he was born. He often collaborated with his wife Joan Morris.

Associated With

He won three Grammy Awards for his setting of "Songs of Innocence and of Experience" by William Blake.