Caleb Burhans (b. 1980) is an established, multifaceted presence in the New York contemporary music scene who is active as both a performer (strings, voice) and composer. Hailed by The New York Times as, “animated and versatile,” and, “New York’s mohawked Mozart” by Time Out New York, Mr. Burhans specializes in baroque performance practice, contemporary music, rock/pop music, electronica and free improv. He has been commissioned by Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Library of Congress and the Albany and Alabama symphony orchestras. In 2009 Caleb was awarded the prestigious Annenberg Fellowship.
You can hear Caleb’s music around the world at events like the Bang on a Can Marathon, Look and Listen Festival, Tribeca New Music Festival, Darmstadt Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik, Open Days Festival (Denmark) and the Aspen Music Festival.
Burhans is a founding member of Alarm Will Sound, itsnotyouitsme, Signal and the Wordless Music Orchestra and he is also a member of ACME, Newspeak and the disco band Escort. He has worked with and premiered numerous works by such composers as Philip Glass, Steve Reich, John Adams, La Monte Young, Lou Harrison, Meredith Monk, David Lang, John Zorn, George Crumb and Brian Ferneyhough. Caleb Burhans attended the Eastman School of Music where he received degrees in composition and viola performance.