The music of award-winning composer Greg Bartholomew is frequently performed across the United States and in Canada, Australia and Europe by such highly regarded instrumental ensembles as Third Angle New Music Ensemble, the Electrum Brass Trio, and the Spring Wind Quintet, as well as such acclaimed choral ensembles as Seattle Pro Musica, Austin Vocal Arts Ensemble, and Connecticut Choral Artists (CONCORA). NPR classical music reviewer Tom Manoff called Bartholomew “a fine composer not afraid of accessibility.”

Winner of the 2012 Cheryl A. Spector Prize (for the First Suite from Razumov), the Silver Platter Repertoire Award (for The Tree), and First Place in the 2006 Orpheus Music Composition Competition (for Beneath the Apple Tree), Bartholomew was also awarded the Masterworks Prize from ERM Media in 2005 and 2006. A Finalist for the 2012 American Prize in Choral Composition, Bartholomew has been named the 2012/2013 Composer in Residence for the Cascadian Chorale. Six commercial recordings of his works are available, including James Ackley’s recording of Bartholomew’s Summer Suite on his album New American Works for Trumpet.

Born in St. Paul MN in 1957, Bartholomew earned degrees from the College of William & Mary and the University of Washington. His music is published by Art of Sound Music, Ars Nova Press, Imagine Music, Orpheus Music and Burke & Bagley.


Moto Perpetuo

Release Date: March 1, 2013
Catalog Number: NV5901
21st Century
Solo Instrumental
Piano Trio
Here at Navona, we believe that despite varied influences, styles, and techniques, contemporary works by a variety of carefully selected composers can unite to represent the classical landscape as a whole. On MOTO PERPETUO, a collection of moving works for cello by March, Bartholomew, Beeler, Sherrill, Gottschalk, and Ascioti, the music is bound by the instruments simultaneous steadfastness and adaptability and the composers' shared ability to seize and control the instruments expressive timbre and range.