Nonghyun – complete! My latest gugak foray

Another step in my journey with gugak, the traditional music of Korea: I completed Nonghyun, a string quintet with gayageum, the traditional Korean plucked string instrument.  More specifically, I composed for sanjo gayageum, a 12-string variety, which is quite challenging to work with in a chromatic context.  Nonghyun is the technical term for the wide vibrato typical of this instrument – a sound largely foreign to Western strings and therefore, tasty to explore in chamber music.   Gayageum master Ji Aeri will join the marvelous Borromeo String Quartet for the premiere in late October at the Pacific Rim Music Festival!


Upcoming Performances

  1. Reflexions at The College of New Jersey

    February 23 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  2. Premiere of Songs for Allegra

    April 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


American Violin Concertos

american violin concertos theodore wiprud ittai shapira katrina

Violin Concerto (Katrina) performed by Ittai Shapira and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.

Learn More »

Fire In Heaven And Earth

fire in heaven and earth theodore wiprud

The first recording devoted to the composer's work, featuring four works of vocal, chamber, and orchestral music.

Learn More »

The American Evolution

the american evolution piano sonatas kris carlisle theodore wiprud

FREE CD AVAILABLE—Sonata For Piano performed by Kris Carlisle on Piano Sonatas, Phase 2 of his recording project.

Learn More »