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Alexander Rapoport: Biography

Alexander Rapoport
1957 -
Region: Ontario

Alexander Rapoport

Alexander Rapoport holds diplomas in composition and traditional composition from the Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst (currently known as the Musik-Univbersität) in Vienna and Master of Music and Doctor of Music degrees from the University of Toronto. His teachers and mentors include Augustin Kubizek, Karl Heinz Füssl, Oskar Morawetz, Lothar Klein and Derek Holman.

He has received commissions for works in such diverse media as orchestral, choral and chamber music, film scores, incidental music for live theatre and musical comedy. His principal compositions include works for The Talisker Players (And Hast Thou Glossed the Jabberwock? 2011, and The Pilgrimage of Henry Pyne, 2009), The Canadian Children’s Opera Company (Dragon in the Rocks, 2008), The Windermere Quartet (String Quartet, 2006), Valerie Tryon (Variations on a Theme of Chopin for Piano and Orchestra, 1999) and Judy Loman (Hymn to the Redeemer of the Nations, 1986).

Rapoport is the Composer in Residence of the Talisker Players. He also holds a cross-appointment as a senior lecturer, teaching both at the Faculty of Music and in the Division of Humanities at the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus. He teaches graduate and undergraduate composition and various music theory courses and specializes in traditional contrapuntal technique.

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