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Name Year Commission Composer Title World
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Grace Park 2018 Naumburg Commission Mario Davidovsky 11.12.2019 Written in Memory of Robert Mann
Tessa Lark 2012 Naumburg Commission Avner Dorman Violin Sonata No. 4 10.26.2015 Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall Amy Yang, piano
Frank Huang 2003 Naumburg Commission Donald Martino Sonata for Solo Violin 01.15.2004 Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center
Axel Strauss 1998
Tomohiro Okumura 1993
Leonidas Kavakos 1988 World Premiere Ezra Laderman Partita for violin 02.20.1990 Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg 1981
Elmar Oliveira 1975-76 50th Anniversary Competition
Robert Davidovici 1972
Joseph Silverstein 1960 Recording J.S. Bach Sonata in G minor
Joseph Silverstein 1960 Recording Bela Bartok Solo Violin Sonata
Elaine Lee 1958
Nancy Cirillo 1955
Gilda Mulbauer 1953
Diane Steiner 1952
Yoko Matsuo 1952
Joyce Flissler 1951
Esther Glazer 1950
Betty Jean Hagen 1950
Sidney Harth 1948
Berl Senofsky 1947
Anahid Ajemian 1946
Dolores Miller 1943
David Sarser 1942
Robert Mann 1941
Harry Cykman 1940
Mara Sebriansky 1939
Carroll Glenn 1938
Frederick Buldrini 1936
Marshall Moss 1935
Joseph Knitzer 1934
Harry Katzman 1933
Inez Lauritano 1932
Helen Berlin 1928
Louis Kaufman 1928
Sadah Schwartz--Shuchari 1927
Catherine Wade-Smith 1925
Adeline Masino 1925
Bernard Ocko 1925
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Date
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Albert Cano-Smit 2017 Naumburg Commission Stephen Hough 10.15.2019 Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
Xiaohui Yang 2017 Naumburg Commission Shulamit Ran 01.21.2020 Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
Soyeon Kate Lee 2010 Naumburg Commission Gabriela Lena Frank Sonata Adina No. 2 11.06.2014 Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
Gilles Vonsattel 2002 Naumburg Commission Ned Rorem Sound Points 11.18.2004 Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center
Steven Osborne 1997
Anthony Molinaro 1997
Awadagin Pratt 1992
Anton Nel 1987 Naumburg Commission David del Tredici Virtuoso Alice, 1984 11.10.1987 Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center
Anton Nel 1987 Naumburg Commission Stephen Jaffe Double Sonata for Two Pianos 06.26.1989 Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center
Stephen Hough 1983
Peter Orth 1979 William Kapell International Piano Competition
Dickran Atamian 1975-76
Andre-Michel Schub 1974
Kun-Woo Paik 1971 Recording Samuel Barber Excursions
Zola Shaulis 1971 Recording Gruenberg Polychromatics
Zola Shaulis 1971 Recording Ernest Bloch Sonata
Howard Aibel 1959
Ralph Votapek 1959
Joseph Schwartz 1958
George Katz 1956
William Doppman 1954
Jean Wentworth 1954
June Kovach 1951
Margaret Barthel 1950
Theodore Lettvin 1948
Abba Bogin 1947
Jane Carlson 1947
Leonid Hambro 1946
Jeanne Rosenblum 1946
Jeanne Therrien 1944
Constance Keene 1943
Ruth Geiger 1943
Annette Elkanova 1942
William Kapell 1941
Abbey Simon 1940
Thomas Richner 1940
Zadel Skolovsky 1939
Jorge Bolet 1937
Ida Krehm 1937
Judith Sidorsky 1935
Catherine Carver 1933
Dalies Frantz 1932
Huddie Johnson 1932
Helen McGraw 1930
Ruth Culbertson 1930
Adele Marcus 1928
Dorothy Kendrick 1927
William Sauber 1927
Margaret Hamilton 1926
Sonia Skalka 1926
Name Year Commission Composer Title World
Premiere
Date
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Lev Sivkov 2015 Naumburg Commission Yu-Hui Chang Alter Ego (2019) 04.23.2019 Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
Anita Leuzinger 2008 In Honor of Mstislav Rostropovich
David Requiro 2008 In Honor of Mstislav Rostropovich
Li Wei Qin 2001
Clancy Newman 2001 Naumburg Commission Kenji Bunch Broken Music for Cello and Piano 03.11.2013 Alice Tully Hall Lincoln Center Noreen Cassidy-Polera, pianist
New York Premere Clancy Newman Song Without Words 03.11.2013 Alice Tully Hall Lincoln Center Noreen Cassidy-Polera, pianist
Hai-Ye Ni 1990 World Premere Bruce Adolphe A white light still and moving for solo cello 11.10.1992 Alice Tully Hall Lincoln Center
Andres Diaz 1986
Colin Carr 1981 Naumburg Commission Richard Wernick Portraits of Antiquity 12.05.1983 Alice Tully Hall Lincoln Center Julian Jacobson, pianist
Nathaniel Rosen 1977
Michael Grebanier 1957
Donald McCall 1956
Ronald Leonard 1955
Jules Eskin 1954
Lorne Munroe 1949
Paul Olefsky 1948
Maurice Bialkin 1937
Harvey Shapiro 1935
Lilian Rehberg Goodman 1931
Mila Wellerson 1930
Olga Zundel 1928
Daniel Saidenberg 1927
Julian Kahn 1927
Phyllis Kraeuter 1926
Name Year Commission Composer Title World
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Date
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Julia Bullock, soprano 2014
Sari Gruber, soprano 2005 Naumburg Commission George Tsontakis Midnight Rain 03,15,2007 Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center Cameron Stowe, pianist
Theresa Santiago, soprano 1994
Dawn Upshaw, soprano 1985 Naumburg Commission John Harbison Mirabi Songs 11.11.1986 Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center Robert Merfeld, pianist
Faith Esham, soprano 1980
Irene Gubrud, soprano 1980
Lucy Shelton, soprano 1980 Naumburg Commission Joseph Schwantner Two Poems of Agueda Pizarro 11.25.1980 Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center Margo Garrett, pianist
Clamma Dale, soprano 1975-76 50th Anniversary Competition
Joy Simpson, soprano 1975-76 50th Anniversary Competition
Elizabeth Mosher, soprano 1964
Sophia Steffan, soprano 1958
Angelica Lozada, soprano 1957
Martha Flowers, soprano 1954
Georgia Laster, soprano 1953
Lois Marshall, soprano 1952
Laurel Hurley, soprano 1951
Angelene Collins, soprano 1950
Paula Lenchner, soprano 1945
Jean Carlton, soprano 1944
Lura Stover, soprano 1941
Gertrude Gibson, soprano 1939
Aniceta Shea, soprano 1935
Florence Vickland, soprano 1935
Ruby Mercer, soprano 1934
Milo Miloradovich, soprano 1932
Marguerite Hawkins, soprano 1931
Shirley Verrett, mezzo-soprano 1958
Regina Sarfaty, mezzo-soprano 1957
Jane Boedeker, mezzo-soprano 1945
Pauline Pierce, mezzo-soprano 1937
Mary MacKenzie, contralto 1955
Carol Brice, contralto 1944
Jane Rogers, contralto 1942
Edwina Eustis, contralto 1931
Louise Bernhardt, contralto 1930
Stanford Olsen, tenor 1989
Wayne Connor, tenor 1956
William Horne, tenor 1939
Kurtis Brownell, tenor 1931
George Rasely, tenor 1928
Stephen Salters, baritone 1999 Naumburg Commission William Bolcom Naumburg Cycle 04.29.2002 Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center David Zobel, pianist
Stephen Salters, baritone 1999 New York Premiere Julian Wachner War Songs 11.08.1999 Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center Sheila Kibbe, pianst
Christopher Trakas, baritone 1985 World Premiere Larry Alan Smith All Good Men (1986) 04.08.1986 Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center Stephen Blier, pianist; David Jolley, horn; Daniel McKelway, clarinet
Edmund LeRoy, baritone 1973
Benjamin De Loache, baritone 1935
August Werner, baritone 1928
Jan Opalach, bass-baritone 1980 American Premiere Hugh Aitken 02.22.1982 Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center Jeffrey Goldberg, pianist
Lee Cass, bass-baritone 1953
Foster Miller, bass-baritone 1932
Name Year Commission Composer Title World
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Date
Venue Other Information
Hannah Lash 2010 World Premiere Subtillor, Lamento 05.02.2012 Weill Recital Hall, Lincoln Center Da Capo Chamber Players
Dan Visconti 2010 World Premiere The Clear Light 05.02.2012 Weill Recital Hall, Lincoln Center Da Capo Chamber Players
Name Year Commission Composer Title World
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David Aaron Carpenter 2006 In Honor of Eugene Lehner
Misha Amory 1991 World Premiere Jeffrey Mumford the clarity of remembered springs 04.26.1993 Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center Thomas Sauer, pianist
Misha Amory 1991 World Premiere Sebastian Currier Uncertainties 04.26.1993 Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center Thomas Sauer, pianist
Thomas Riebl 1982 Naumburg Commission Ralph Shapey Evocation No. 3 for viola and piano 10.18.1982 Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center Susan Tomes, pianist
Thomas Riebl 1982 Naumburg Commission Gunther Schuller Concerto for Viola and Orchestra David Aaron Carpenter played the work with the MSM Symphony
Thomas Riebl 1982 Naumburg Commission R. Spring Duo for Viola and Piano 12.04.1984 Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center Deborah Sobol, pianist
Paul Neubauer, Special Award 1982 New York Premiere Arthur Foote Sonata for Viola and Piano 11.09.1983 Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center Margo Garrett, pianist
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Jorge Caballero 1996
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Charles Neidich 1985 Naumburg Commission William Schuman Awake, Thou Wintry Earth for clarinet & violin 03.10.1985 Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center Curtis Maccomber, violin; guest artist; Atlantic Richfield Foundation Competition
Charles Neidich 1985 Naumburg Commission Clarinet Concerto
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Carol Wincenc 1978 Naumburg Commission George Rochberg Slow Fire of Autumn 04.23.1979 Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center
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Jorge Mester 1968
Werner Torkanowsky 1961 Recording George Rochberg Chamber Concerto