Biography

Geof Holbrook

  • Guelph, Ontario, Canada, 1978
  • Composer

Geof Holbrook has had works performed in Canada, the Unites States and Europe, including performances by the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, Esprit Orchestra, the McGill Symphony Orchestra, the Quatuor Bozzini, In Extensio, National Arts Centre Orchestra, the Ensemble orchestral contemporain in Lyon, and the soloists Brigitte Poulin and D’Arcy Gray. He has been awarded seven times in the SOCAN Foundation Awards for Young Composers, including two first prizes in 2007. He has been a finalist for the Jules Léger Prize for New Chamber Music, and was recently awarded a Prix Opus for “Création de l’Année” for his duo for piano and percussion Trans/Fusion. He was chosen to participate in the NEM International Forum for Young Composers, held in Amsterdam in 2006.

Geof Holbrook has participated in composition courses at le Domaine Forget, Royaumont, the National Arts Centre, and at IRCAM in Paris, in addition to his graduate studies at McGill University, where his mentors included Denys Bouliane, John Rea and Sean Ferguson. Currently he is pursuing doctoral studies in composition at Columbia University in New York.

Upcoming commissions include works for pianist Brigitte Poulin, the Quasar saxophone quartet, and Toronto-based trio Toca Loca.

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