“Ultimately, Currier is an independent,
with no seeming allegiance to any creed”
- Tim Page
Nathan Currier is a winner of many prizes and awards, such as the Rome Prize, Guggenheim, and the American Academy of Arts & Letters’ Academy Award, given for lifetime achievement in composition, as well as the National Endowment for the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, Fulbright, Fromm, Charles Ives, Barlow, and ASCAP awards. Currier’s compositions have been heard at prestigious venues, from Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center to IRCAM in Paris and the Philharmonie in Berlin. Currier’s largest work – a massive oratorio named Gaian Variations, concerning Gaia theory, which views the Earth as a self-regulating entity – was premiered at Avery Fisher Hall by the Brooklyn Philharmonic.
Recent important premieres include his Hildegard’s Symphony, premiered by the Simon Bolivar Orchestra.
listen to Hildegard's Symphony
His first commissioned work, Adagio and Variations, was called ‘a piece of genius’ at its premiere, and his student thesis piece received its professional premiere with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and was broadcast nationally on National Public Radio.