Biography

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Graham Gordon Ramsay is in demand as a creator of vocal and instrumental works for venues throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. Born in California in 1962, Ramsay studied music at the Tanglewood Institute, Boston University, and the Fontainebleau School in France. He studied composition with such masters as Robert Sirota, Joyce McKeel, Theodore Antoniou, David Del Tredici, Narcis Bonet, and Andrew Thomas, and studied voice with Phyllis Hoffman and Irène Joachim. He has received commissions from numerous solo performers, ensembles, and festivals including the Burgett Ensemble, the Seraphim Singers, American Classics, and the 2017 Montréal Organ Festival. He has been commissioned to create liturgical works for the choirs of King’s Chapel in Boston, St Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Providence, Rhode Island, and St. Thomas More Church in New York City, among others.  His discography includes two albums devoted to his compositions on the Albany Records label: The Sacred Voice: Heinrich Christensen Conducts Sacred Vocal Works by Graham Gordon Ramsay (2011) and Compendium: Selected Solo Instrumental Works (2013). He is the recipient of various grants and awards, including a Massachusetts Institute of Technology Council for the Arts grant, and first prize in the 2003 Roger Wagner Contemporary Choral Composition Competition.  His scores are distributed through the Subito Music Corporation.