STEPHEN PRUTSMAN (piano), an Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient and medal winner in the Tchaikovsky and Queen Elisabeth piano competitions, has performed in recital, as a concert soloist and with his trio Nobilis throughout the United States and Europe. He has curated programs featuring music from India, Iraq, Iran and elsewhere; founded music festivals in such far-flung locales as Guam and the border town of El Paso; and in 2007 was appointed Co-Artistic Director of the Festival Internacional de Música in Cartagena, Colombia. From 2004 to 2007 he was Artistic Partner with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, where he led concertos from the keyboard, conducted works of living composers, arranged music for world music collaborations, and composed several new works for the orchestra. As a composer and arranger, Prutsman has collaborated extensively with the Kronos Quartet, as well as with such major artists as Leon Fleisher, Dawn Upshaw, Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Project. He composes a new silent film score annually for Bay Chamber Concerts in Maine. Prutsman's recordings include the MacDowell and Barber piano concertos, and a forthcoming release of jazz ballads and originals.