Composers
Conference
at Wellesley College

Eric Wubbels

Guest Composer

Eric Wubbels (b.1980) is a composer, pianist, and Co-Director of the Wet Ink Ensemble. His music has been performed throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, and the U.S., by groups such as the Wet Ink Ensemble, Mivos Quartet, yarn|wire, Kupka's Piano (AUS), Berlin PianoPercussion, Ensemble Linea (FR), New York New Music, SCENATET (DK), Hong Kong New Music Ensemble, Talea Ensemble, and Left Coast Chamber Ensemble, and featured on festivals including New York Philharmonic CONTACT, Chicago Symphony MusicNOW, Huddersfield Festival, Zurich Tage für Neue Musik, and MATA Festival.

The recipient of a 2016 Charles Ives Fellowship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Wubbels has been awarded commissioning grants from Chamber Music America's Classical Commissioning Program, ISSUE Project Room, MATA Festival, Barlow Endowment, Jerome Foundation, New Music USA, and Yvar Mikhashoff Trust, and residencies at the MacDowell Colony, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, and Civitella Ranieri Center (Italy).

As a performer, he has given U.S. and world premieres of works by major figures such as Peter Ablinger, Richard Barrett,
Beat Furrer, George Lewis, and Mathias Spahlinger, as well as vital young artists such as Rick Burkhardt,
Francesco Filidei, Erin Gee, Bryn Harrison, Clara Iannotta, Alex Mincek, Sam Pluta, Katharina Rosenberger, and Kate Soper.

He has recorded for Carrier Records, hatART, Spektral (Vienna), New World, Albany Records, and Quiet Design
and has held teaching positions at Amherst College and Oberlin Conservatory. His principal teachers include Lewis Spratlan, Tristan Murail, and Fred Lerdahl.