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  1. Big Things

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  2. Promises, for orchestra

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  3. Tell hope everything you hear, for acoustic guitar

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  4. Dear Master / I am ill, for soprano and piano

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  5. Response: Valse de Chopin, for Pierrot ensemble

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  6. Resolution, for piano trio

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  7. Vessel, for percussion and laptop (live premiere)

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Michael Laurello is an American composer and pianist. He has collaborated with ensembles and soloists such as Sō Percussion (Brooklyn, NY), the Yale Philharmonia, Sandbox Percussion (Brooklyn, NY), the Yale Percussion Group, Sound Icon (Boston, MA), the 15.19 ensemble (Pavia, Italy), NotaRiotous/The Boston Microtonal Society, guitarist Flavio Virzì, soprano Sarah Pelletier, pianist/composer John McDonald, and clarinetist and linguist/music theorist Ray Jackendoff. His music has been performed at venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Bang on a Can Summer Festival, the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, and the 2015 National Conference of the Society of Composers, Inc. (November 2015). Upcoming work includes a new piece for two pianists and two percussionists, and a multi-movement composition for the Triplepoint Trio (Brooklyn/New Haven). In 2016, he will be releasing an album of original music in collaboration with PARMA Recordings.

Laurello studied composition at Yale, where he received the Jacob Druckman Scholarship and the Rena Greenwald Memorial Scholarship. His primary composition teachers were David LangMartin Bresnick, and Christopher Theofanidis. He holds an M.A. in composition from Tufts University, where he studied under John McDonald, and a B.M. in music synthesis (electronic production and design) from Berklee College of Music. Recent honors include the Woods Chandler Memorial Prize (Yale School of Music), selection for the 2015 SCI 50th Anniversary National Conference, participation in the 2015 Nashville Symphony Composer Lab and Workshop (October 2015), participation in the 2015 EarShot Berkeley Symphony Readings, a Baumgardner Fellowship and commission from the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival's Chamber Choir and Choral Conducting Workshop, a commission from the American Composers Forum (ACF), and an Emerging Artist Award from the St. Botolph Club Foundation (Boston, MA). He has attended the highSCORE (Pavia, Italy) and Etchings (Auvillar, France) composition festivals, and was a composition fellow at the 2015 Bang on a Can Summer Festival.