Meet Thomas Gurin
Tom Gurin is a composer from the United States. He is in residence at the Fondation des États-Unis as the recipient of a 2021-2022 Fulbright-Harriet Hale Woolley Award. While in Paris, his work will be rooted in Paris’ public spaces and will seek to address the hurdles that have impeded or altered interactive artistic experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. He studies composition at the École Normale de Musique de Paris “Alfred Cortot”.
Tom is an alumnus of Yale University, where he earned a degree with honors in music composition studying with Kathryn Alexander. He has contributed to numerous international composition festivals, including highSCORE New Music Festival in Pavia (Italy) and the Imani Winds Chamber Music Festival at Mannes School of Music in New York City, where he was an Emerging Composer Fellow. The National Youth Orchestra of China, the Yale Symphony Orchestra, the Sonus Foundation for New Music and Contemporary Performing Arts, and other ensembles and organizations around the world have performed his works.
Tom also holds an artist diploma “With Great Distinction” from the Royal Carillon School “Jef Denyn” (Belgium) as a United States Fellow of the Belgian American Educational Foundation. He served as Duke University Chapel Carillonneur until 2021 and has performed dozens of open-air concerts from bell towers throughout Europe and North America. His carillon music has been featured on New York Public Radio; by the Leuven Bell and Carillon Association Campanae Lovanienses; and by the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America, who awarded him a 2021 Johan Franco Composition Award.