Taylor Brook has studied composition with Luc Brewaeys, Brian Cherney, Richard Carrick, and George Lewis. Taylor has also studied Hindustani musical performance in Kolkata, India, with Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya. Taylor writes concert music, music for video, and music for theater and dance. Taylor has won many awards and prizes for his compositions including the Coup de Coeur prize from the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne for his chamber orchestra work, Murder Ballad, A Lee Ettelson Award, and three SOCAN Young Composers awards, including a first prize for his solo violin work, Vocalise. Taylor Brook’s music has been performed in North America and Europe by ensembles and soloists such as the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, Quatour Bozzini, JACK quartet, Orchestre de la Francophonie Canadienne, and Mira Benjamin. Taylor participated in the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne FORUM 2010, composing a new work to accompany the Nathalie Bujold film Les trains où vont les choses; the piece was awarded the Prix Public and second prize from the jury. Taylor currently resides in New York where he is pursuing a doctorate in composition from Columbia University. Taylor is a founding member and artistic director for the Montréal-based Portmantô Ensemble. His current projects include new compositions for Ekmeles, Quatuor Bozzini, and the JACK quartet. He will also be traveling to Holland in September, 2013, as a finalist in the Gaudeamus composition competition with his work Motorman Frangments.