John Winsor, Composer / Blog


Decade Divertimento: Winsor's superb Decade Divertimento was a fine tribute to the [Hardwick Chamber Ensemble's] decade of music making. -- Raymond Jones, Vice President, WHRO-FM, The Chesapeake Post

Final Portraits: The piece was warm and lively. It was played with elan, force, vigor, and a playful spirit. The work allowed each of the four passionate performers to shine, ending it with a flourish. -- Eric Feber, The Chesapeake Clipper

The Norwegian Lady: The performance was uniformly good with strong contributions by the composer himself [John Winsor] on clarinet, Jeanette Winsor on piano, Mary Tanner on cello, and especially effective (and beautiful) singing from Anita Lowry. -- Mary Ann McNamee, Penn Sounds

John Winsor's Quartet Wins 2012 VMTA Commissioned Composer Competitiion

Virginian-Pilot reporter Victoria Bourne interviewed John Winsor about his 2012 VMTA commission win. The "close-up" article is now available online here: http://hamptonroads.com/2012/​03/​ensembles-composerinresidence-w​ins-prize A recording of the winning piece, John's Quartet for Clarinet, Violin, Cello, and Piano is available here: http://www.reverbnation.com/​tunepak/3530619 There's also a video of the Hardwick Chamber Ensemble performing it on their video page, here: http://www.facebook.com/#!/video/video.php?v=154680607907903