Meet the Artist: Chris Thile
in conversation with Jeremy Geffen
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Chris Thile, holder of this season’s Richard and Barbara Debs Composer’s Chair, is a musical omnivore. A creator of powerful and poignant music, the dazzling mandolin virtuoso and charismatic singer finds a through-line between seemingly disparate worlds and reminds us that great music is great music, regardless of genre. Whether he is performing solo Bach on the mandolin or exploring new territory with Nickel Creek and Punch Brothers, he has redefined what it is to be a performer and composer. An essential voice in American music today, Thile is a multiple Grammy Award winner, a MacArthur Fellow, and since 2016, host of public radio’s popular Live From Here (formerly A Prairie Home Companion). His 2018–2019 residency focuses on his performance and compositional skills, revealing the unique art of a performing composer as well as the evolution of collaborative composition. Jeremy Geffen, Carnegie Hall's senior director and artistic adviser, moderates this conversation.
Meet the Artist events are behind-the-scenes conversations between a moderator and an artist. Past artists have included Evgeny Kissin, Emanuel Ax, Renée Fleming, Jessye Norman, Mitsuko Uchida, Marilyn Horne, Michael Feinstein, Valery Gergiev, Kelli O’Hara, Joyce DiDonato, and others.
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