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Sunday, August 19, 2018 at 2:00 pm
Free with Gardens Admission
Carillonneur and composer Thomas Gurin chairs the Yale University Guild of Carilloneurs.
More about Thomas Gurin
Tom Gurin graduated from Yale University in May of 2018. Originally from Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, Tom majored in Music Theory and Composition while chairing the Yale University Guild of Carillonneurs.
As a composer, Tom has written scores for films, as well as concert music for various orchestras and chamber ensembles. In 2016, he was selected to participate in the highSCORE New Music Festival in Pavia, Italy. In 2017, he was an Emerging Composer Fellow at the Imani Winds Chamber Music Festival, hosted by the Mannes School of Music in New York. There, he worked with Eric Ewazen, Tania León, and resident composers of the Imani Winds. At Yale, his primary teachers have included Kathryn Alexander and Konrad Kaczmarek. His music has been performed by the Yale Symphony Orchestra, The National Youth Orchestra of China, and more. He has also composed three pieces for carillon.
Tom's carillon studies began at Yale, but didn't end there. Since beginning to learn the instrument, Tom has studied and performed around the United States and Canada, as well as in Belgium and The Netherlands. In Summer 2017, he spent a month studying at the Royal Carillon School "Jef Denyn" in Mechelen, Belgium while preparing for his exam to become a member of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America (GCNA). Upon his return to the U.S., Tom passed the exam and became a member of the GCNA.
In his free time, Tom enjoys watching movies and eating chocolate.