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08.17.12:

Lembit and the Opera Company of Philadelphia’s collaborative Random Act of Culture wins a Philly Geek award for best viral project of the year!

06.28.12:

Lembit is invited to participate in the Tapestry New Opera LibLab, an intense 10-day opera workshop in Toronto.

06.04.12:

Lembit teams up with the Opera Company of Philadelphia to produce a Random Act of Culture at a Philadelphia IKEA store.

06.01.12:

The Del Sol String Quartet commissions a new quartet from Lembit to premiere in December 2012.

04.05.12:

Anne Midgette introduces Lembit’s new Piano Trio in the Washington Post.

03.28.12:

Doug McNair calls Heart Rhythms “dark, poignant and beautiful” on the Chamber Music Today blog.

01.20.12:

Lembit presents And Then I Remember and Three Immigrant Songs at the DiMenna Center in NYC. Previews here and here.

09.13.11:

Peter Dobrin writes about Lembit’s new composer-in-residence position in the Philadelphia Inquirer.

09.12.11:

Lembit is appointed the Composer In Residence of the Opera Company of Philadelphia in collaboration with Gotham Chamber Opera and Music Theatre Group of New York.

04.26.11:

Lembit is awarded a CAP grant from the American Music Center for the Opera Vista performance of And Then I Remember.

03.16.11:

Lembit performs several piano pieces and is interviewed on KUHF, Houston Public Radio, along with the organizers and judges of the 2011 Opera Vista Festival.

03.14.11:

And Then I Remember called a “magnificent masterpiece to remember” by Buzz Belmont in the Houston Chronicle.

03.13.11:

And Then I Remember “[evokes] laughter at times, chilling nostalgia and a sense of timelessness” writes Joel Luks on Houston Culture Map.

12.06.10:

Stories From my Grandmother wins first place in the 2010 Con Vivo Composition Competition.

06.05.10:

Stories From my Grandmother is awarded an honorable mention in the Brian M. Israel Competition of the Society for New Music.

06.03.10:

Complete video of And Then I Remember is posted on vimeo.

03.27.10:

And Then I Remember is chosen by audience vote as the winner of the 2010 Opera Vista competition. ATIR will be performed in its entirety in Houston in the spring of 2011.

01.13.10:

Lembit is awarded a fellowship to the Tanglewood Music Center this summer.

06.17.09:

Lembit is appointed Visiting Assistant Professor of Music at Denison University for the fall of 2009.

05.11.09:

Received DMA in Composition from the University of Michigan.