Clint Borzoni

CLINT BORZONI‘s music reflects his passion for lyricism and functional harmony. Clint started studying music when he was seven and wrote his first piece at the age of eleven. He has written over fifty pieces, including a piano concerto, percussion quartet, piece for orchestra, two string quartets, several works for chamber orchestra, and many art songs. He also wrote the music for the musical, My Life as a Bald Soprano which premiered in the June Havoc Theater during the 2008 Midtown International Theater Festival.

Among Borzoni’s honors are the Morton Feldman Award, the Maurice Liberman music scholarship, and world premieres by the New York Youth Symphony and the Mannes School of Music’s Percussion Ensemble. He received a B.A. and M.A. in Music Composition from CUNY where he studied with Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Del Tredici.

In 2008 Clint wrote an opera scene based on the relationship between the Roman emperor Hadrian and his lover Antinous for the American Opera Projects’ Composers and the Voice Series. Borzoni and librettist Edward Ficklin are currently in the process of extending the scene into the full length opera titled Antinous and Hadrian which operamission has commissioned and is developing.

In 2009 Clint and librettist Emily Conbere completed the one act opera Margot Alone in the Light, which is an adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s story “All Summer in a Day”. The opera was originally conceived during Borzoni and Conbere’s participation as Resident Artists in American Lyric Theater’s Composer Librettist Development Program. It was premiered by operamission in 2010, and subsequently produced by Opera on Tap.

In 2010 Clint was commissioned to write a song cycle for bass-baritone Tim Hill and several songs for baritone Randal Turner. He is currently working on another song cycle commissioned by countertenor Daniel Bubeck. Mr. Borzoni lives and works as a composer and teacher in New York City.

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