composer, conductor, pianist
Jake Landau (he/him), b. 1995, is a composer, conductor, and pianist from New York City. His music has been performed by the New York Philharmonic, Houston Grand Opera, the Narnia Festival, and more in venues such as David Geffen Hall, Birdland Jazz Club, and the Royal Palace of Amsterdam. As a conductor, he has worked with the Little Opera Theatre of New York, Amore Opera, and Premiere Division Ballet — for the latter, conducting two of his own full-length ballets. In 2017, Jake became the youngest-ever winner of the Walter Hinrichsen Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He currently serves on the faculty of the Juilliard School's Extension Division, as the Assistant Director of the New York Youth Symphony's Composition Program, and as director of The Narnia Festival's "The New Voice". Following Jake's formative studies with theater composer Lawrence Rosen, he earned his Bachelor of Music degree under John Corigliano at The Juilliard School and his Master of Studies in Music (Composition) from Oxford University.
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