E. C. Schirmer composer Scott Gendel was named one of 16 finalists in the 3rd annual ORTUS International New Music Competition. The pool of over 600 submissions from across the globe were reviewed by members of Khorikos (NYC). Scott Gendel’s submissions was additionally selected as one of ten pieces to be performed by the Khorikos ensemble on September 23, 2017.
KHORIKOS is one of New York City’s most distinguished a cappella ensembles, performing a wide range of musical works from medieval polyphony to contemporary sound sculpture. We are taking the lead in re-inventing classical music by engaging in unique collaborations with artists of other genres, including film and dance, and by performing in traditional and non-traditional venues. KHORIKOS performances have been described as other-worldly, powerful and cutting-edge. A fresh take on an age-old art form, KHORIKOS is an experience, not just an ensemble.
Jesse Mark Pechham, Artistic Director
Alec Galambos, Principal Conductor
Scott Gendel (b. 1977) is a freelance composer and arranger, as well as a vocal coach and accompanist for singers and opera companies. Recently, he recorded his piece “At Last” with soprano Camille Zamora and cellist Yo-Yo Ma, as part of “An AIDS Quilt Songbook: Sing For Hope,” a recording released on Naxos Records and GPR, benefiting amFAR, the American Foundation for AIDS Research. In 2006, Scott won first prize in the ASCAP / Lotte Lehmann Foundation Song Cycle Competition. That award led to a large song cycle commission from ASCAP and the Lehmann Foundation, performance of that commissioned work in three major American cities by the Joy in Singing Foundation, and publication of the work by ECS. Scott is now emerging as a composer on the national and international scene.