Biography

Rodney Sharman

  • Biggar, Saskatchewan, Canada, 1958
  • Composer

Rodney Sharman lives in Vancouver, Canada. His music has been performed by ensembles and soloists in more than thirty countries and by orchestras in Canada, the USA and Europe under conductors Kazuyoshi Akiyama, Mario Bernardi, Andrey Boreyko, Sergiu Comissiona, Charles Dutoit, Hans Graf, Ed Spanjaard and Bramwell Tovey. He was awarded First Prize in the 1984 CBC Competition for Young Composers, and the 1990 Kranichsteiner Prize in Music, Darmstadt, Germany. His chamber opera, Elsewhereless, with libretto and direction by Atom Egoyan, was performed in concert in Amsterdam, and staged thirty-five times since its 1998 premiere in Toronto, Ottawa and Vancouver.

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