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Yehudi Wyner

Composer

About this Artist

Awarded the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for his Piano Concerto, “Chiavi in mano,” YEHUDI WYNER is one of America’s most distinguished musicians. His compositions include over 100 works for orchestra, chamber ensemble, solo voice, solo instruments, piano, chorus, and music for the theater, as well as liturgical services for worship. His recording The Mirror on Naxos won a 2005 Grammy, his Piano Concerto, “Chiavi in Mano,” on Bridge Records was nominated for a 2009 Grammy, and his Horn Trio (1997) was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

Yehudi Wyner has also had an active career as a solo pianist, chamber musician collaborating with notable vocal and instrumental colleagues, teacher, director of two opera companies, and conductor of numerous chamber and vocal ensembles in a wide range of repertory. Keyboard artist of the Bach Aria Group since 1968, he has played and conducted many of the Bach cantatas, concertos, and motets.

Born in Western Canada, Yehudi Wyner grew up in New York City. He came into a musical family and was trained early as pianist and composer. After graduating from the Juilliard School with a diploma in piano, Yehudi Wyner went on to study at Yale and Harvard universities with composers Paul Hindemith, Richard Donovan, and Walter Piston.

Recordings of his music can be found on Naxos, Bridge, New World, Albany, Pro Arte, CRI, 4Tay, and Columbia Records. Wyner’s music is published by Associated Music Publishers, Inc. (G. Schirmer). He is married to conductor and former soprano Susan Davenny Wyner.