Kati Agócs is a composer whose music merges lapidary rigor with sensuous lyricism and is performed by leading musicians across the globe.  The American Academy of Arts and Letters recently awarded her their lifetime achievement award, the Arts and Letters Award in Music, which honors outstanding artistic achievement and acknowledges the composer who has arrived at his or her own voice. The  Academy cited "music that seems to come directly from nature... a wonderfully accessible lyricism.....music that unfolds with both drama and complexity, and takes risks with both the ideas and the use of the instruments", also praising the music's spirituality, colour, and individuality.  A 2013 Guggenheim Fellow, Kati Agócs serves on the composition faculty at the New England Conservatory in Boston. For more reviews, go to the press section. To learn more about Kati, visit her biography page.

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Watch the video for Kati Agócs's "Hymn" for Saxophone Quartet here. Performance by the PRISM Quartet, Video © 2011 Eli Stine.