Selected by ETHEL after an extensive review process, ClefWorks looks forward to bringing composer Christopher Culpo from Paris, France to Montgomery, Alabama for a date with ETHEL. ETHEL will perform his winning score “Of Ground, of Air, or Ought”.
Christopher is both an active jazz composer and performer. His prior awards include recognition from the New York State Council on the Arts, ASCAP and the French Ministry of Culture. Christopher has degrees in composition from Boston University and The Julliard School. Following his studies at Julliard Christopher was personal assistant to Aaron Copland and an active Teaching Artist for the Lincoln Center Institute. Since receiving a Fulbright scholarship to study in Paris in 1991, he has been based in Europe.
Recent activities as a performer have taken him to Belgium, South Africa, Italy, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand, and he has released three albums over the past five years: Portrait in Black & White with saxophonist Jean Charles Richard, Love & Bananas Are Here with the Culpo/Richard/Herbert Trio and the newly released Fresh Frozen with clarinetist/saxophonist Achille Succi and tubist Oren Marshall.