Leslie Bassett
Jan 22 , 1923 - Feb 04 , 2016

During recent decades, scores emerging from Leslie Bassett’s studio have brought him the Pulitzer Prize (1966), the Prix de Rome (1961-63), Guggenheim Fellowships (1973, 1980), a Fulbright Fellowship to Paris (1950-51), the Naumburg Recording Award (1974), awards from the Koussevitsky Music Foundation (1971, 1991), the National Endowment for the Arts, publications, recordings, and membership in the American Academy of Arts and Letters. There have been performances by the orchestras of Philadelphia, New York, Cleveland, Boston, Los Angeles, Chicago, Baltimore, Detroit, Florida, Indianapolis, Syracuse, Zurich, Rome, Oporto, Grand Rapids, Netherlands Radio, Seattle, Laval (Montreal), Toledo, and by regional orchestras, concert bands, professional ensembles, choruses, soloists, and civic and university ensembles.

Complete Biography

During recent decades, scores emerging from Leslie Bassett’s studio have brought him the Pulitzer Prize (1966), the Prix de Rome (1961-63), Guggenheim Fellowships (1973, 1980), a Fulbright Fellowship to Paris (1950-51), the Naumburg Recording Award (1974), awards from the Koussevitsky Music Foundation (1971, 1991), the National Endowment for the Arts, publications, recordings, and membership in the American Academy of Arts and Letters. There have been performances by the orchestras of Philadelphia, New York, Cleveland, Boston, Los Angeles, Chicago, Baltimore, Detroit, Florida, Indianapolis, Syracuse, Zurich, Rome, Oporto, Grand Rapids, Netherlands Radio, Seattle, Laval (Montreal), Toledo, and by regional orchestras, concert bands, professional ensembles, choruses, soloists, and civic and university ensembles.

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