Violist and composer Kurt Rohde is a recipient of the Rome Prize, the Berlin Prize, a Radcliffe-Harvard Institute for Advanced Study Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Lydian String Quartet Commission Prize, and commission awards from the Barlow, Fromm, Hanson, and Koussevitzky Foundations, and New Music/USA. He has received the Arts and Letters Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and was a Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies. Recent projects include new works for the Lyris Quartet, tenor Joe Dan Harper, cellist Rhonda Rider, and pianist Genevieve Lee. Kurt is a Professor of Music Composition at UC Davis, and plays viola with the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble where he serves as Artistic Advisor. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, the Peabody Institute of Music and SUNY Stony Brook, he enjoys triple IPAs, long distance running, Philip K. Dick, and pretty much any new movie that has just been released. For information about his work, visit www.KurtRohde.com.