Yevgeniy Sharlat has composed music for orchestra, chamber ensembles, solo, theater, ballet, and film. His recent composition – PIANO QUARTET – was hailed as “one of the most compelling works to enter the chamber music literature in some time” by the Philadelphia Inquirer. He was the recipient of the 2006 Charles Ives Fellowship from American Academy of Arts and Letters; other honors include a Fromm Music Foundation Commission, ASCAP’s Morton Gould, Boosey & Hawkes, and Leiber & Stoller awards, Yale University’s Rena Greenwald Award, fellowships from MacDowell and Yaddo.
His music was played by such ensembles as Kremerata Baltica, the Seattle Symphony, the Hartford Symphony, Seattle Chamber Players, Chamber Orchestra Kremlin, among others. Some of his recent commissions came from Gilmore Keyboard Festival, Seattle Chamber Players, Astral Artistic Services, and LA Piano Duo.
Mr. Sharlat was born in Moscow, Russia, in 1977. He majored in violin, piano, and music theory at the Academy of Moscow Conservatory. After immigrating to the United States in 1994, he studied composition at the Juilliard Pre-College, Curtis Institute of Music (BM) and Yale University (MM, DMA). His teachers included Aaron Jay Kernis, Martin Bresnick, Joseph Schwantner, Ned Rorem, and Richard Danielpour.
Mr. Sharlat is an Associate Professor at the University of Texas at Austin, where he teaches composition and music theory.