A fine composer not afraid of accessibility
--National Public Radio classical music reviewer Tom Manoff, The Eugene Register-Guard, July 11, 2002.
You will enjoy this work immensely and want to hear more
--Paul Shoemaker, Music Web International, February 2009.
Bartholomew's music has a lilting grace that makes listeners want to join in, dancing or playing along.
--Ruth Bingham, Honolulu Advertiser, March 15, 2010.
The music of award-winning American composer Greg Bartholomew is frequently performed across the United States and in Canada, Europe and Australia by such highly-regarded instrumental ensembles as the Langroise Trio, Alaska Brass, and the Mexico City Wind Quintet, and such acclaimed choral ensembles as the Cascadian Chorale, the Oratorio Society of Minnesota, Portland Vocal Consort, and the Pink Singers (London). NPR classical music reviewer Tom Manoff called Bartholomew "a fine composer not afraid of accessibility."
Winner of the 2013 Cheryl A. Spector Prize (for Summer Suite), the 2012 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 two-time Finalist for the American Prize in Choral Composition (2012 and 2013), Bartholomew was the 2012/2013 Composer in Residence for the Cascadian Chorale.
Born in 1957, Bartholomew studied trombone at John Muir Elementary School and piano at Cornish College of the Arts before earning degrees from the College of William & Mary in Virginia and the University of Washington. He sang with Seattle Pro Musica, an award-winning critically-acclaimed choral ensemble under the direction of Karen P. Thomas, for more than fifteen years, and studied violin with Teo Benson.
Bartholomew has received support from Meet the Composer and the American Music Center, as well as annual ASCAP Standard Awards since 2003. He is a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), the Washington Composers Forum, the Society of Composers, Inc., and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.