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Tania León To Hold Carnegie Hall's 2023-24
Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's Chair

Since 1995, the Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's Chair has appointed exceptional artists to create some of the season's most exciting series of events. Each chair is a captivating creator with a strong musical point of view, and each residency introduces audiences to a wide range of music that reflects the chair's unique artistry, inspirations, and influences.

Tania León



Tania León Awarded 2023 Nemmers Prize

Tania León

Cuban American composer and conductor Tania León has been awarded the $100,000 Michael Ludwig Nemmers Prize in Music Composition from the Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University.

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Established in 2003, the Nemmers Prize in Music Composition honors classical music composers of outstanding achievement who have significantly influenced the field of composition.

"I am delighted and deeply honored to receive the Nemmers Prize in Music. I look forward to working with, and getting to know, the excellent students, faculty, and ensembles of the Northwestern Bienen School of Music over the next two years," said León.

León's first on-campus residency, planned for winter quarter 2024, will feature performances of her music by Bienen School students as well as other activities, such as coaching sessions with Bienen ensembles and lessons and seminars with composition students. León's second Bienen School residency will take place during the 2024-2025 academic year.