Discipline: Music Composition

David Rakowski

Discipline: Music Composition
Region: Maynard, MA
MacDowell Fellowships: 1990, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2011, 2015, 2018

David Rakowski has written 100 piano études, six symphonies, nine concertos, among others, and has won various things, and was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2017. A CD of orchestral music and a CD of piano études were released recently. At MacDowell in 2018, he worked on his third piano concerto.



David Rakowski worked in the Watson studio.

Built in 1916 in memory of Regina Watson of Chicago, a musician and teacher, this studio was donated by a group of her friends, along with funds for its maintenance. Originally designed to serve as a composers’ studio with room for performance, Watson was used as a recital hall for chamber music for a…

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