Emmanuel Berrido – (b. 1986) is a Dominican-American composer and pianist with a passion for telling stories through sound, having composed music for the concert hall, the radio, or even the dance floor. His work has been performed by a variety of artists including the Amernet String Quartet, cellists Jason Calloway, Megan Chartier, and Craig Mehler, violinist Peter Sheppard Skaerved, and the FIU Wind Ensemble. Recent experiences have included performances at the Indiana State University Contemporary Music Festival, the New Music Miami Festival, the Ball State University Festival of New Music, the SCI Student National Conference, the Ann Arbor Society of Musical Arts, and the Kendal Sound Arts Series. In May 2017, he was awarded the Louis Smadbeck Composition Prize in Ithaca, NY, for his work Bend the Knee for brass quintet, and in February 2018 he was awarded the Ithaca College Orchestral Composition Competition for his Danza Ritual for orchestra, to be performed by the Ithaca College Symphony Orchestra in the Fall of 2018. The Grand Rapids Symphony will showcase four original compositions from multiple composers at the Old Morton space located on Monroe Center September 26 – 29th, 2018 with Jacomo Bairos conducting. This composition is titled ‘Danza Ritual' (Ritual Dance).
Emmanuel's ArtPrize Entries
These are Emmanuel's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.