Award-winning classical-music composer whose teaching career influenced and mentored many long term greats. He was associate to the maker for the Leonard Bernstein Youthful People’s Concerts and worked well for André W and other traditional artists like a program maker. He received the 1999 Academy Honor for Best Initial Rating for “The Crimson Violin,” the 2001 Pulitzer Reward for Music for Symphony No. 2, as well as the Grammy Honor for Greatest Classical Contemporary Structure for “Mr. Tambourine Guy: Seven Poems of Bob Dylan” in ’09 2009. His dad was a concertmaster of the brand new York Philharmonic for 23 years. He trained many long term composers and music artists, including Academy Honor champion Elliot Goldenthal and Grammy Honor champion Eric Whitacre.