Kati Agócs is a composer from the younger generation whose works are performed by leading musicians across the globe. Her music merges lapidary rigor with sensuous lyricism. The New York Times has described her music as “striking”, “nimble”, “intriguing”, and “filled with attractive ideas,” and her vocal writing as possessing "an almost 19th-century naturalness." The Boston Globe has called it "music of fluidity and austere beauty". Born in 1975 in Windsor, Canada, of Hungarian and American background, Kati Agócs is a 2013 Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. She has been on the composition faculty at the New England Conservatory in Boston since 2008. For more reviews, go to the press section. To learn more about Kati, visit her biography page.
The American Academy of Arts and Letters announces that Kati Agócs has won the Arts and Letters Award in Music (formerly the Academy Award), which honors outstanding artistic achievement and acknowledges the composer who has arrived at his or her own voice
- Devotion, 50th Anniversary Commission by The Boston Symphony Orchestra Chamber Players, is premiered in Boston; The Boston Musical Intelligencer calls it "a moderate and decorous discourse"; The Boston Globe writes that "Devotion boasts some angular yet lyrical horn writing ....the work engages the ear primarily by gathering and dispersing its energy in unexpected ways..." Matthew Guerrieri profiles the concert in New Music Box
- Crystallography receives its U.S. Premiere with Collage New Music; The Boston Musical Intelligencer calls the work "a highly structured celebration of alliteration and assonance; soprano Brenna Wells’s cantillations negotiated sections of misterioso chanting, thematic folksong, and dramatic exclamation—all artfully employed by Agócs." Read the full review here
- "Shenanigan whirls with the energy, struggle, and humour of the people of our region..." Review of the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra's performance of Agócs orchestral work in the St. John's Telegram
- Kati Agócs is named a 2013 Composition Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
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