Gramophone describes Gernot Wolfgang as a composer with a “winning sonic arsenal,” while jazz legend Dave Brubeck characterizes Gernot’s music as being of “unconventional beauty.”
He has so far received 35 commissions from organizations and individuals such as the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, the European Broadcasting Union and Los Angeles Philharmonic principals David Breidenthal (bassoon), Joanne Pearce Martin (keyboard) and Michele Zukovsky (clarinet).
Recordings of his works can be heard on Albany, Centaur, Crystal, Koch, Navona, Polygram and Universal. He received awards and grants from the American Composers Forum, American Music Center, Berklee College of Music, Billboard Magazine, BMI and the Fulbright Commission.
Gernot Wolfgang also works as an orchestrator in the film and TV music industry. He is currently associate artistic director of “HEAR NOW – A Festival of New Music by Contemporary Los Angeles Composers” and artistic advisor to the Beverly Hills International Music Festival.