Lucas Artists Fellow

  • RESIDENCY DATES : Jul 1st 2010 to Sep 29th 2010
  • FROM : Austria

Erin Gee received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in piano and composition, respectively, from the University of Iowa, where she studied with Réne Lecuona, Lawrence Fritts, and Jeremy Dale Roberts. In Austria and Germany, she studied composition with Beat Furrer, Mathias Spahlinger, Chaya Czernowin, Richard Barrett and Steve Takasugi. She completed her Ph.D. in music theory from the University of Music and Dramatic Arts Graz in 2007.

Gee’s awards for composition include Zürich Opera House’s Teatro Minimo First Round Prize, International Rostrum of Composers Award, Samuel Barber Rome Prize, Impuls Award, Gianni Bergamo Prize, SKE Prize, Austrian Government Grant for Composition, Pelzer Award, Publicity Prize 2005, American Music Center’s CAP Award, Look & Listen Festival Prize, Judith Lang Zaimont Prize, and the City of Graz’s 2008 Composition Prize. 

Gee has worked with Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna, Vokalensemble Zürich, Los Angeles Philharmonic New Music Group with conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen, Latvian Radio Chamber Choir, Klangforum Wien, Ensemble Recherche, Alter Ego, Ensemble Surplus, Duo Contour and others.

In 2009, three of Gee’s original pieces premiered—SLEEP, Mouthpiece XIII: Mathilde of Loci Part 1, and Mouthpiece XII.  Gee was a fellow at Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard and is a 2009 Guggenheim fellow. In 2010, she will be in residence at the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart.