Eric Whitacre , a Grammy award winning composer, conductor, lecturer Cambridge University Composer-in-Residence.
Whitacre is that rare thing, a modern composer who is both popular and original. - The Daily Telegraph, London
Eric Whitacre is one of the most popular and performed composers of our time and a distinguished conductor and public speaker. He has written for the London Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, Chanticleer, Julian Lloyd Webber and the Philharmonia Orchestra, Berlin Rundfunkchor and The King’s Singers, among others.
Eric’s ground-breaking Virtual Choir, Lux Aurumque, has received more than three million views on YouTube, featuring 185 singers from 12 different countries. His Virtual Choir 2.0, Sleep, was released in April 2011 and involved over 2,000 voices from 58 countries.
An exceptional orator, he was honored to address the U.N. Leaders program and give a TED Talk in March 2011. He has spoken to audiences at Duke & Harvard, Seoul Digital Forum and JCDA Conference in Tokyo. Following his visiting fellowship at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge University (UK), Eric was appointed composer-in-residence in September 2011.