A passionate, witty, and sensitive young composer interested in music’s ability to communicate a wide range of emotions and ideas.
Seeking to inspire a new generation of listeners to connect with music and understand its power to enrich our lives.
Ezra Donner (b. 1986) is an American composer, pianist, and educator. Described as “energeticand good humored” (The Big City), his music combines passion, wit, and sensitivity with an interest in music’s ability to communicate a wide range of emotions and ideas.
His music has been performed throughout North America, the United Kingdom, Eastern Europe, and Turkey, and awards and honors have come from the American Prize Competition, Respighi Prize Competition, the Music Teachers’ National Association, ClefWorks, and the Midwest Graduate Music Consortium. Ezra is also a frequent performer of his own music, and his solo album, Steel Sky, features original compositions for piano composed 2009-2011.
Ezra is currently pursuing a Doctor of Music Degree in composition at Indiana University, where he is a student of Aaron Travers. He holds degrees from Indiana University and the University of Michigan, where his principal teachers were William Bolcom and Bright Sheng.