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A composer with something urgent to say

-Philadelphia Inquirer

David Ludwig is “a composer with something urgent to say” (Philadelphia Inquirer) whose music has been described as “arresting and dramatically hued” (The New York Times) and “supercharged with electrical energy and raw emotion” (Fanfare Magazine). Amongst his recent honors, Ludwig’s choral work, “The New Colossus” was selected as the opening music for the private prayer service for the second inauguration of President Obama. NPR Music recently selected him as one of the “Top 100 Composers Under Forty” in the world and last year he scored the feature film “Cymbeline” which won awards at the Venice Film Festival in 2014.

"Arresting, dramatically hued...," "resourceful and emotionally charged...," "charming and imaginative..."

The New York Times

"Deserves his growing reputation as one of the up-and-comers of his generation." 

–Chicago Tribune