An innovative young composer, David Hertzberg has been honored with the Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, two ASCAP Morton Gould Awards, the Fromm Commission from Harvard University, and the Aaron Copland Award from Copland House. Noteworthy in his rapidly growing career is his position as Composer-in-Residence with Opera Philadelphia and Music Theatre Group.
Last season, his chamber opera The Rose Elf was featured on Opera Philadelphia’s Double Exposure program and his concert work Sunday Morning was premiered by New York City Opera. Other recent commissions were premiered by pianist Steven Lin and violinist In Mo Yang at Carnegie Hall, soprano Julia Bullock, and the PRISM Quartet.
Mr. Hertzberg’s Spectre of the Spheres was performed by the New England Philharmonic in 2016 and was read by the Pittsburgh Symphony and the American Composers Orchestra, and his for none shall gaze upon the Father and live will be performed by the Kansas City Symphony this season. femminina, oscura for the New Juilliard Ensemble and Nympharum for high soprano and the Juilliard Orchestra were both premiered at Alice Tully Hall; the latter garnered the William Schuman Prize from BMI and the Arthur Friedman Prize from The Juilliard School.
He has held residencies at Tanglewood, Yaddo, IC Hong Kong, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, and Young Concert Artists, where he served as Composer-in-Residence.
He earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from The Juilliard School, and an Artist Diploma from the Curtis Institute.