Quinn Dizon was born in Santa Rosa CA in August of 1989. When he was nine, Dizon began taking private lessons on the clarinet. Soon, he began playing in his school music program and various youth orchestras in the area. At fifteen, he became interested in composing, and sought out private instruction.

From 2007-2011, Dizon attended The College of Wooster in Ohio, where he studied composition, counterpoint and orchestration with Jack Gallagher. As he finished his Bachelors of Music at Wooster, Dizon enrolled in the European American Music Alliance Summer Festival in Paris, France. In Paris he further studied composition, counterpoint, and harmony with instructors from The Julliard School, The Paris Conservatory, and other institutions. While in Paris, Dizon received his first international premiere of his work, Awakening, for piano quartet, which was later awarded the grand prize in the inaugural PARMA Student Composer Competition.

Dizon is currently attending the University of Louisville as a Moritz von Bomhard Fellow in composition. At Louisville, he is working towards masters degrees in composition under Steve Rouse, and conducting under Kimcherie Lloyd.



Release Date: April 1, 2013
Catalog Number: NV5909
21st Century
String Quartet
Music represents a dialogue between composer and listener, channeled through performance and observation. Much like in spoken conversation, the works in PERCEPTIONS present us with the revealing perspectives of their composers as told through small ensembles. The listener is presented with music that entrances, enkindles, jars, lingers, connects, and engrosses–perceptions both highly incisive and deeply personal.