“Nytch’s work was both impressive and satisfying. Works such as this are creating hope for the future of classical music.” – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Jeffrey Nytch enjoys a diverse career as a composer, educator, author, and advocate. His compositions include a wide range of works that have been performed throughout the United States and Europe, including Lincoln Center, the Corcoran Gallery of the Smithsonian Institute, the Soho Arts Festival, The Festival at Sandpoint, the Luzerne Chamber Music Festival, the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, and the Breckenridge Music Festival. His compositions have been performed by such artists as Richard Stoltzman, Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, the Ahn Trio, Verge Ensemble, the National Repertory Orchestra, the New York Chamber Symphony, the Seattle Symphony, the Binghamton Philharmonic, Colorado Symphony, Moravian Philharmonic, and the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra.
Nytch has received numerous grants, awards, and commissions, including First Prize in the American Festival for the Arts American Composers’ Competition, and awards from ASCAP, the Ithaca College Choral Composition Competition, The Morton Gould Composers’ Competition, “Meet the Composer,” the American Music Center and the Mellon Foundation. His music has been recorded by the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Seattle Symphony, the New York Chamber Symphony, and others. The recording of his Clarinet Concerto was listed among the Best Classical Discs of 2002 by Gramophone magazine. In 2013, his Symphony No. 1: Formations, inspired by the geology of the Rocky Mountains and co-commissioned by the Boulder Philharmonic and the Geological Society of America, received its premiere, receiving international press for its unique combination of science with music.