On 18 May 2012, a Schurmann Foundation was established as a charitable trust to promote the music of Gerard Schurmann, and other musical works, through the means of public performance, recording, and broadcasting, as well as books, articles, and films about the composer.
Gerard Schurmann was born of Dutch parents in the former Dutch East Indies, and grew up in England, subsequently moving to the USA, where he continues to receive commissions for concert works. He studied composition with Alan Rawsthorne, piano with Kathleen Long and conducting with Franco Ferrara. Schurmann is the recipient of numerous international awards and commissions, and his catalogue includes Six Studies of Francis Bacon, Variants, The Gardens of Exile, Piers Plowman, The Double Heart, Chuench'i, Nine Slovak Folk Songs, violin and piano concertos, a Concerto for Orchestra and Gaudiana - a set of symphonic studies.
Posted: 5 December 2012
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