Composer Andy Akiho has been recognized with many awards during his career, including the Rome Prize, Lili Boulanger Memorial Prize, Harvard University Fromm Commission, the American Composers Orchestra, Carlsbad Commission for the Calder Quartet, Barlow Endowment for Music Composition, and Chamber Music America. Additionally, his compositions have been featured on PBS’s “News Hour with Jim Lehrer” and by organizations such as Bang on a Can, American Composers Forum, The Intimacy of Creativity in Hong Kong, and the Heidelberg Festival. He is an active player of the steel pan and performs his compositions with various ensembles all over the world. Inspired by his primary instrument, his music features intricate rhythms and exotic timbres. Connect with CMI Streaming’s New Classical Channel for several pieces by Andy Akiho.