DAVID LOEB studied with Peter Pindar Stearns at the Mannes College of Music in New York. He currently teaches at Mannes and the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. For thirty five years he has composed extensively for traditional Japanese instruments and for early-music instruments. For twenty years he and Kohei Nishikawa have collaborated, and three of his works have appeared on CDs with Nishikawa as soloist. Among his many awards are prizes from the Viola da Gamba Societies of the UK, US and Japan, and from the Andres Segovia Centennial Competition in Spain. David Loeb’s thesis on Japanese koto music was published by Columbia University Press.

David Loeb has composed extensively in many conventional media from solo pieces to works for large orchestra. He has also composed a large number of pieces for Chinese and Japanese instruments, sometimes in combination with Western instruments. He also frequently works with early instruments, again sometimes in combination with conventional ones.

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