About the Composer
Scott Ordway (b. 1984) is a composer, conductor, and member of the faculty at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. His chamber music, which is characterized by its intensity of expression and its direct, communicative language, has been performed in leading venues throughout the United States and internationally. Ordway's work has been called "exquisite" by The New York Times and "an American response to Sibelius" by The Boston Globe.
In recent seasons, Ordway's chamber works have been performed at major international festivals including the Aspen Summer Music Festival, Beijing Modern Music Festival, Hong Kong Arts Festival, June in Buffalo, Portland Chamber Music Festival, Carolina Chamber Music Festival, the Oregon Bach Festival, and the Intimacy of Creativity Festival (Hong Kong).
Ordway's work is also championed by many prominent American and international ensembles including Boston Musica Viva, SOLI Chamber Ensemble, Norbotten NEO (Sweden), the Tanglewood New Fromm Players, the Eugene Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, Juventas New Music Ensemble, Syzygy New Music Ensemble, and the Arneis, Daedalus, and DTQ string quartets.