About David Serkin Ludwig, mentor composer for DSE’s ComposerLab Flute
Join us to hear David Serkin Ludwig interviewed by Mimi Stillman on her “Tea with Mimi” Livestream on Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 7:00pm ET (US). Click here to follow Mimi’s Facebook page and receive notifications when she goes live.
DAVID SERKIN LUDWIG’s first memory was singing Beatles songs with his sister; his second was hearing his grandfather perform at Carnegie Hall; foreshadowing a diverse career collaborating with many of today’s leading musicians, filmmakers, and writers. His choral work “The New Colossus,” opened the private prayer service for President Obama’s second inauguration. The next year NPR Music named him in the world’s “Top 100 Composers Under Forty.” He holds positions and residencies with nearly two dozen orchestras and music festivals in the US and abroad.
Ludwig has received commissions and notable performances from many of the most recognized artists and ensembles of our time, including the Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Minnesota, and National Symphony Orchestras, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Dresden Music Festival, as well as Jonathan Biss, Jeremy Denk, Jennifer Koh, Jaime Laredo, David Shifrin, Mimi Stillman, eighth blackbird, the Dover and Borromeo Quartets, Dolce Suono Ensemble, and the PRISM Saxophone Quartet.
Ludwig received the prestigious 2018 Pew Center for the Arts and Heritage Fellowship, as well as the First Music Award, and is a two-time recipient of the Independence Foundation Fellowship, a Theodore Presser Foundation Career Grant, and awards from New Music USA, the American Composers Forum, American Music Center, Detroit Chamber Winds, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Ludwig is chair of composition at The Curtis Institute of Music where he also serves as the Gie and Lisa Liem Artistic Advisor, and is director of Ensemble 20/21 and Curtis SummerFest. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife, acclaimed violinist Bella Hristova, and their four beloved cats.