Called a true sound artist, who “. . .applies sound to the airwaves the same way a painter applies colors to canvas,” (Fanfare), Judith Shatin is a composer whose music is inspired by a keen interest in literature and the visuals arts, and by the sounding world. She has been commissioned by organizations including the Barlow Endowment and Fromm Foundation, the Library of Congress and many more. Ensembles such as the American Composers Orchestra, Ensemble Berlin PianoPercussion, the Kronos Quartet and the National, Illinois and Richmond Symphonies have also commissioned her work. Her music has been featured at festivals including Aspen, BAM Next Wave, Grand Teton, Havana in Spring, Moscow Autumn, Seal Bay and West Cork. She has been honored with four fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, while a two-year retrospective of her music, culminating in the premiere of her folk oratorio, Coal, was sponsored by the Lila Wallace-Readers Digest Arts Partners Program. Her music can be heard on the Centaur, Neuma, New World, Ravello and Sonora labels, and on two portrait albums on the Innova label. The founder of the Virginia Center for Computer Music, Judith Shatin is William R. Kenan, Jr Professor at the University of Virginia. Judith and Gayle Martin met while students at The Juilliard School, and became life-long friends and collaborators.


To Keep The Dark Away

Release Date: July 8, 2016
Catalog Number: RR7937
21st Century
Solo Instrumental
Pianist Gayle Martin achieved international prominence as the sole American laureate of the sixth International Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in Moscow. The Washington Post called her performance “a tour de force” and praised her artistry for its “intense passion and deep-seated emotional response to the music.” The Woodstock Times cited her recital as one “which, if recorded on 78’s, could have fooled the average pianophile into thinking he or she was listening to one of the greats of the past.” A native of Texas, Gayle was a student of Madame Rosina Lhévinne at The Juilliard School, where she was awarded the coveted Josef Lhévinne Prize.

Piping the Earth

Release Date: February 1, 2012
Catalog Number: RR7825
21st Century
String Orchestra
Wind Ensemble
PIPING THE EARTH was originally released in 2003 and was lauded as “strong and original” (Fanfare) and “a major release” (New Music Connoisseur). Featuring perfectly interpreted performances by pianist Gayle Martin Henry, flutist Renee Siebert, and Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra and the Prism Chamber Orchestra, PIPING THE EARTH provides listeners with an adept sampling of Judith Shatin’s orchestral prowess.

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