We are pleased to announce that composer Ruth Lomon has joined the PARMA family of composers and artists. Ruth has signed on to record an album of works for piano with pianist Eileen Hutchins and the PARMA production team later this year.
Ruth grew up in Montreal, Canada and studied at le Conservatoire de Quebec and McGill University. She went on to continue her studies with composers Frances Judd Cook at New England Conservatory and with Witold Lutoslawski at Dartington College in Devon, England.
Ruth’s talents as a composer have earned her grants, commissions, residencies, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New Mexico Arts Division, the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, Yaddo, and the MacDowell Colony, among others. As a fellow at the Bunting Institute at Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute, Ruth composed “Songs of Remembrance,” an hour-long song cycle setting of poetry by survivors of the Holocaust. The work has received notable performances at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC, and the International Alliance for Women in Music Congress in London.
Since 1998, Ruth has been a Composer/Resident Scholar at the Women’s Studies Research Center at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts.
Her new album is slated to be released in 2016 and will be produced by Boston-based conductor and producer Jane Ring Frank. To hear some of Ruth’s music in the meantime, you can hear a live excerpt from her oratorio “Testimony of Witnesses” below. For more information about Ruth, visit her website here