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“abrasive outbursts…monstrous climax…yearning melody in a rapturous surge” - New York Times (after Carnegie Premiere of Shalom)

“full of warmth and love...” - Indiana University Jacobs School of Music

“one of sought after young composers of today” - The New York Classical Players

brilliant...no doubt grab the listener’s attention...warm and serene atmosphere...” - Guitar International


Recent News


Elliott finished Shout for Joy for Flute, Alto Saxophone and Piano. It will be premiered by Erica Chung (fl), Scott Litroff (sax) and Grace Heaphy (pno) at Carnegie Hall (Weill) on 12/7/12015 (Fri).


Oh, Hallelujah, All the Earth! for Soprano, Choir and Orchestra has been accomplished. The piece has been commissioned by Soli Deo Gloria Musikverein Wein and will be premiered by worldly acclaimed conductor Yun-Sung Jang on 2/16/2016 (Wed) at Seoul Arts Center.


Elliott finished incredibly joyful though desperately poor for Barkada Saxophone Quartet. This piece will be on the midwest tour by the quartet.

Let All the Earth Rejoice! for Flute and String Orchestra (commissioned by The New York Classical Players) will be premiered in New York City and Norwood, NJ. The piece is written for Grammy-nominated flutist and professor at Juilliard Carol Wincenc. For more information: http://www.nycpmusic.org/february/

(Com)Passionate Music for Guitar and String Quartet (commissioned by Petar Jankovic Ensemble) received 2014 Korean National Composer Prize (대한민국 작곡상), one of the most prestigious awards for Korean composers. The piece will be performed at 7:30pm on 12/3 at Youngsan Art Hall (Seoul, Korea). This is Elliott’s second time receiving the prize!

Petar Jankovic Ensemble released their second album. It has two of Elliott’s arrangements: 1. selections from Dmitri Shostakovich’s 24 Preludes and Fugues; and 2. Debussy’s Children’s Corner. It also includes Elliott’s original piece (Com)Passionate Music, commissioned by PJE. It is available on iTunes and CD Baby.


Fantastic professional new music ensemble Fulcrum Point's String Quartet (Mark Brandfonbrener, Claudia Lasareff-Mironoff, Rika Seko and Mathias Tacke) will be performing my Tango Suite along with "String Quartet No. 17" by Heitor Villa-Lobos, "Bel Canto" by Elena Ruehr in Chicago. This was read by the group in 2012. The performance is Saturday, May 31 at 7pm at Music Institute of Chicago, Nichols Concert Hall (1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston)

You can listen to the recording here by Porterville Summer Strings Faculty Quartet who commissioned the work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThDkGkISD3o


Elliott started a new group called Ensemble Christo - Los Angeles, and Biola University (La Mirada, CA) invited ECLA for its debut concert. The concert was a huge success.


Elliott arranged music for world-renowned soprano Sumi Jo for her tour concerts with conductor Dongmin Kim and New York Classical Players. The concerts were held in NY, NJ, VA and CA.


Akropolis Reed Quintet released their second album that includes Elliott’s Autumn in New York for reed quintet (ob, cl, a.sax, bass cl and bsn) (2011). To purchase the CD, click HERE. For the score, contact Elliott. To listen to click HERE.


Elliott finished two pieces Han River (한강) and Minyo Medley (민요메들리) for Thegenbals Music Society (JooHyun Kim, violin; Inha Kim, cello; and Yoahn Kwon, piano). The pieces will be premiered and recorded by the group in May 2014 in Korea.

Archived News

To Tell for 7 Players (Fl, Cl, Perc, Pno, Vn, Va, Vc) (8’) 2011
for Aspen Contemporary Ensemble; Sydney Hodkinson, Conductor

(Com)Passionate Music for Guitar and String Quartet

commissioned and recorded by Petar Jankovic Ensemble
to purchase:

Recent Premiere

LET ALL THE EARTH REJOICE! for flute and string orchestra

Carol Wincenc, flute; Dongmin Kim, conductor; New York Classical Players