Director of IFCP. He has championed some of the most significant works of our time, including the complete piano works of Iannis Xenakis, Karlheinz Stockhausen, and Pierre Boulez. He was the Director of ProjectWebern at the Morgan Library, including concert, symposium, and exhibition of manuscripts, and conducted the ProjectWebern Ensemble. He was the conductor and artistic director of the Lower Eastside Ensemble, a group working with 20th century Music, where he also created stagings and was stage director. Marc Ponthus received the Tanne Award for achievement in the Arts. He has also performed extensively the referential works of the past. His CD of Xenakis's piano music for NEUMA records.
Dean of Mannes College of Music in New York City. An accomplished scholar, violinist, and administrator, he has authored seven books on music: texts on harmony and 20th-century music, an award-winning monograph on 18th-century compositional theory, and his latest study, Bach’s Solo-Violin Works (Oxford University Press, 1999), which won the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award. He was violinist for 22 years in the Da Capo Chamber Players, winners of the Walter W. Naumburg Chamber Music Award in 1973. He is Professor Emeritus of The City College and Graduate School of the City University of New York, and has also taught at Eastman and Juilliard. He is President of the Society for Music Theory.
Violinist Rolf Schulte appeared with renowned conductors including Christoph von Dohnányi, Dennis Russell Davies, Robert Craft performing concerti from Beethoven, Berg, to Sessions with the Berlin Philharmonic, Munich Philharmonic and Orchestre del Teatro la Fenice of Venice. He has played the complete Stravinsky violin works and premiered works by Tobias Picker, Milton Babbitt, Mario Davidovsky and György Kurtág. Recent premieres include Elliott Carter's Fantasy and Donald Martino's Romanza, both violin solo works written for him.
Matthew Gold is a member of the multi-media chamber group Sequitur, the Glass Farm Ensemble, the Orchestra of the League of Composers/ISCM, and a co-director of the TimeTable percussion trio. An advocate of new music, he has commissioned and premiered numerous new works and has performed frequently with the Da Capo Chamber Players, New York New Music Ensemble, Argento Chamber Ensemble, Washington Square Contemporary Music Society, ISCM Chamber Players, Ahn Trio, SEM Ensemble, New Juilliard Ensemble, and has been a member of the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble. He appears regularly with the Westchester Philharmonic, the Mark Morris Dance Group, the New York City Ballet, and was the percussionist for the Lincoln Center Theater production, The Light in the Piazza. Solo appearances include concerto performances with Sequitur, the Charlottesville Chamber Music Festival, and the Williams College Symphonic Wind Ensemble. While based in New York City, Mr. Gold is an instructor of percussion at Williams College where he directs the Williams Percussion Ensemble, co-directs the in-residence ensemble I/O New Music, and serves as principal percussionist in the Berkshire Symphony.