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Donal Fox

composer, pianist

Donal Fox is internationally acclaimed as composer, pianist, and improviser in both the jazz and classical fields. His numerous awards include a 1997 Guggenheim Fellowship in music composition, a 1998 Fellowship from the Bogliasco Foundation (Italy), and 1999, 2001, and 2003 nominations for a CalArts/Alpert Award in the Arts. Fox's exciting and innovative "Jazz Duet Series" has included concerts, recordings, and collaborations with Oliver Lake, John Stubblefield, Billy Pierce, Regina Carter, among others. He has recorded as composer and pianist for New World Records, Evidence Records, Music and Arts, Passin' Thru Records, and others. Fox served as the first African-American composer-in-residence with the St. Louis Symphony from 1991 to 1992. In the l993-94 season, Fox was a special guest artist at the Library of Congress in a program that was recorded by NPR, and was a visiting artist at Harvard University where he received a Certificate of Recognition from the President of Harvard College for his contribution to the arts. In 2003 and 2004, Fox held artist-in-residence posts at the Tyrone Guthrie Center in Northern Ireland and the Oberfzer Knstlerhaus in Schwandorf, Germany. He was named Top Ten Jazz Act in 2004 in the company of Herbie Hancock, Sonny Rollins, and Ron Carter by jazz journalist Bill Beuttler of The Boston Globe.