David Schiff: Composer, Author, Teacher

As summer approaches in Portland, I am looking forward to performances of Infernal, conducted by Carlos Kalmar at Grant Park in Chicago in June and the premiere of my Ducal Suite by David Shifrin and the Dover String Quartet at Chamber Music Northwest in Portland July 26. I recently completed Allemande en Rondeau for solo cello for Nancy Ives, principal cellist of the OSO, and I am currently working on a suite of piano pieces for Portland Piano International.

In other news, I recently submitted the manuscript for my new book on Elliott Carter to Oxford University Press who commissioned it for their Master Musician series. Finally, I'm delighted to see the publication of Ellington Studies from Cambridge University Press, edited by John Howland, which includes my chapter on "Such Sweet Thunder."