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    Lowell Liebermann is one of America’s most frequently performed and recorded composers. Orchestras worldwide have played Liebermann's works, as have distinguished artists including Steven Isserlis, Garrick Ohlsson, Susan Graham, Charles Dutoit, James Levine, Msistislav Rostropovich and many others. His compositions have been released on over eighty compact discs by more than forty labels. His first two Piano Concertos were recorded by Stephen Hough and the BBC Scottish Symphony with the composer conducting on a Grammy-nominated Hyperion compact disc. Mr. Liebermann can also be heard conducting his Flute Concertos with Sir James Galway and the London Mozart Players on the BMG label.

    Mr. Liebermann has written two operas, both premiered to audience and critical acclaim: The Picture of Dorian Gray, commissioned and premiered by L’Opera de Monte-Carlo, and Miss Lonelyhearts, with a libretto by J. D. McClatchy after Nathanael West’s novel, commissioned by the Juilliard School to celebrate its 100th Anniversary.

    He has served as Composer-in-Residence for many organizations, including the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Sapporo's Pacific Music Festival, and the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. He was the first composer to win the Composers' Invitational Award of the Van Cliburn Piano Competition for his Three Impromptus, Op.68 .

    Mr. Liebermann maintains an active performing schedule as pianist and conductor. He has collaborated with artists including flautists Sir James Galway, Jeffrey Khaner and Tara O’Connor, violinists Ida Kavafian and Chantal Juillet, cellists Andres Diaz and Peter Wiley, and singers Robert White and Carole Farley in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, London’s Wigmore Hall and the Berlin Philharmonie.

    Mr. Liebermann joined the composition faculty of Mannes College The New School for Music in 2012 where he is the conductor of MACE, the Mannes American Composers Ensemble, a large ensemble dedicated to the works of living American composers.