David Ludwig receives Delaware Symphony’s 2017 A.I. du Pont Composer’s Award

Posted on: November 20, 2017

David Ludwig became “the latest recipient of the Delaware Symphony Orchestra’s A.I. du Pont Composer’s Award … at the DSO’s second Classics Series concert,” writes Christine Facciolo on Friday (11/17) public radio station WHYY (Philadelphia/Delaware). The concert, led by Music Director David Amado, featured “Ludwig’s bassoon concerto, Pictures from the Floating World, with guest soloist William Short, principal bassoon of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra…. The award … recognizes a living composer or conductor who has made a significant contribution to contemporary classical music. Past recipients have included … Morton Gould, Philip Glass, John Adams, George Crumb and Jennifer Higdon…. Pictures from the Floating World was written for Daniel Matsukawa, principal bassoon of the Philadelphia Orchestra, which premiered the work in 2013.” Ludwig is also Curtis Institute of Music’s dean of artistic programs. “Short, who studied with both Matsukawa and Ludwig while a student at Curtis, is thrilled to play the work with the DSO, where he served as principal bassoon. He left in 2012. ‘I’m so excited,’ he said. ‘The musicians of the DSO and David Amado were so incredibly supportive and welcoming to me at a time in my career when I really had a lot to learn.’ ”

Posted November 20, 2017