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Burton Goldstein

Professional information

  • Skills:
  • Composer of concert music. Composer/producer of commercial cues for film and advertisements (trailers). Arranger.
  • Prizes:
  • Awards include: Aaron Copland Award, Henri Mancini MP/TV Music Award, BMI Award Borromeo String Quartet Award Brandenburg Symphonic Orchestra award for Chamber Music Aspen Institute for Advanced Compositional Studies Fellowships (2) - each under both Jacob Druckman and Bernard Rands. Lee Ettleson Award, of Composers, Inc. (lst place) American Music Center CAP Grants (4), Pacific Composers Association Competition Awards (2), Commission funded by the S. Mark Taper Foundation, Fellowship at the Ernst Bloch Festival in Oregon under Chinary Ung.
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About me

Compositions have been used in retail TV ads, (for Ross and DDs), and trailers for movies and TV shows, such as: X-Men 3, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Without a Trace, Bridget Jones, Shrek, Click, Herbie Fully Loaded, the Amazing Race, the Andy Dick Show and Taken.


String Quartets
-The Arditti Quartet recorded Aspen Quartet for an Albany Records CD.
-The Penderecki Quartet and the Borromeo Quartet have performed String Quartet #2: Kwasi's Revenge

Pater Noster, for chorus, was premiered in April, 2008 at St. Peter's Church in Manhattan as part of the Gregg Smith Singers 50th Anniversary festival of events.