Baldwin Giang

Baldwin Giang
Cohort Year: 2018
Research Interests: composition, computer music
Education: BA, Yale University, 2014; MA, University of Michigan, 2017; Benjamin Franklin Fellow, University of Pennsylvania, 2017-2018

Baldwin Giang (b. 1992, Philadelphia) is a composer, pianist, and multimedia artist whose work aims to empower communities of audiences and performers by creating concert experiences that are opportunities for collective wonder and judgment.  Described as "taut and cohesive...challenging and rewarding" (Cacophony), Baldwin’s music has been performed in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Symphony Center, and Chateau de Fontainebleau.  He has received commissions from the National Sawdust Ensemble, New York Youth Symphony, Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Fondation Maurice Ravel, Playground Ensemble, Music in Bloom, Yale in Norfolk’s New Music Workshop, and Copland House’s CULTIVATE.  Additional collaborators have included the Albany Symphony, International Contemporary Ensemble, Argento Ensemble, Ensemble MotoContrario, orkest de ereprijs, Arditti Quartet, JACK quartet, Spektral Quartet, Curtis Symphony Orchestra, Yale Symphony Orchestra, University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music’s New Music Ensemble, University of North Texas’s Nova Ensemble, Quince Ensemble, Ekmeles, Sandbox Percussion, Rage Thormbones, unassisted fold, So Much Hot Air, and members of Ensemble Intercontemporain and Ensemble Dal Niente.   

The domestic and international festivals that have presented his work include: June in Buffalo, American Music Festival, New Music on the Point, Atlantic Music Festival, North American Saxophone Association, National Student Electronic Music Event, NUNC!3, 24th Annual Young Composers' Meeting (NL), Sävellyspaja (FI), Valencia International Performance Academy (SP), highSCORE (IT), Festival Contrasti (IT),  École d’arts Américains de Fontainebleau (FR), and Concours International de Piano d’Orléans (FR).  Baldwin has been awarded the Fondation Maurice Ravel’s Prix Ravel, New York Youth Symphony’s First Music Prize, Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Civic Composers Project Commission, National Sawdust’s New Works Commission, University of Pennsylvania’s David Halstead Prize, and Yale’s Beekman Cannon Friends and Abraham Beekman Cox Prizes.  His scores have been published by Just a Theory Press and PARMA.

Teaching Experience

MUSI 10300: Intro to Music: Materials and Design (Winter 2021 - Lecturer)
MUSI 26818: Introduction to Computer Music (Spring 2021 – Course Assistant)