Steve Hilmy (1 Albums, 1 Tracks)
Steve Hilmy was born in Aberdeen, Scotland, the son of a Scot and an Egyptian. His early training was as a violinist, later switching to composition after moving to the USA in 1979. Amongst his composition teachers were William Albright at the University of Michigan, and Jean Eichelberger Ivey and Chen Yi at the Peabody Conservatory of the John Hopkins University.
Steve has been on the faculty of The George Washington University Music Department since 1992 where he is the Director of the Electronic Music Studio. He has received grants and awards from such organizations as Meet the Composer, the Southeastern Composers League, ASCAP, BMI, the Peabody Conservatory, and The Virginia Center for Creative Arts, including first prize in the Philip Slates Memorial Composition Contest for "Icarus Falling" (piano and electronics, 1989); the Gustav Klemm Prize for Composition at the Peabody Conservatory in 1991; and 2nd place prize in the Prix d’ete II composition competition at the Peabody Conservatory for “Us” (tenor saxophone and electronics, 1999.). Steve has performed with Maida Withers and the Dance Construction Company since 2005. His compositions have been presented in Russia, Brazil, Kenya, Mexico, Croatia, Norway, and in the USA.