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Max Vinetz


Max Vinetz’s music draws inspiration from various intersections between improvisatory, popular, and classical forms and aesthetics. His recent and upcoming projects are primarily concerned with the relationships between narrative, object, and artifact as they relate to music and other media, structures that circumvent linear narratives, the various interconnectivities between memory, desire, and the self.  

Max is a recipient of a Fromm Foundation Commission, ASCAP’s Morton Gould Award, the Paul and Christiane Cooper Prize, and the Gardner Prize from the American Viola Society, amongst other awards. His music has been featured at numerous festivals around the world, including Norfolk New Music Workshop, Fontainebleau (FR), New Music On the Point, Brevard Music Center, California Summer Music, Red Note New Music Festival, Nebula Ensemble Summer Festival, nief-norf, Valencia International Performance Academy, and highSCORE.  

As a Yale undergraduate, Max won the Beekman Cannon Friends Prize, the Abraham Beekman Cox Prize, and was also awarded the Lewis P. Curtis Fellowship, the Tristan Perlroth Prize, and the R.J.R. Cohen Fellowship for Musical Performance.  

Max’s works have been performed and recorded by Bearthoven, Bergamot Quartet, arx Duo, Vicky Chow, Contemporaneous, DITHER, Variant 6, Sō Percussion, The Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra, Arditti Quartet, Ensemble Dal Niente, Miranda Cuckson, NUNC, Ensemble for New Music Tallinn, Hear&Now, Copland House Chamber Players, DeCoda, Mivos Quartet, unassisted fold, Yale Symphony Orchestra, New York Youth Symphony, Icarus Duo, members of Yale Voxtet, and Yale Schola Cantorum, among others. Upcoming projects include works for Alarm Will Sound, Yarn/Wire, and panSonus.  

A graduate of both Yale and Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, Max is currently pursuing his PhD in Composition at Princeton University as a Naumburg Doctoral Fellow.

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