Eli Greenhoe is a composer, songwriter, and guitarist from Brooklyn, New York. His music has been performed by such groups as the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra, Manhattan School of Music Symphony, and the SEM ensemble. Recent performances include orchestral premieres conducted by George Manahan and Bruno Ferrandis, respectively, and works commissioned and premiered by loadbang, Amalgama, Aki Takahashi and Thomas Piercy, and members of Yarn/Wire, among others.
In 2018, Eli won a Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Additionally, he has twice (2013, 2016) been a finalist in the ASCAP Morton Gould Competition and has received honorable mention recognition from both the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and loadbang in their respective calls for scores. Upon graduating from the Manhattan School of Music, Mr. Greenhoe was awarded both the Nicholas Flagello award for excellence in composition and the Carl Kanter prize for orchestral music.
For three summers, from 2013 to 2015, Mr. Greenhoe was a composition fellow at the Yellow Barn Young Artists Program in Putney, Vermont. He has also been in residence at the Ostrava Days composer workshop in Ostrava, CZ (2015, 2017), the Next Festival of Emerging Artists (2017) the Bang on a Can Summer Festival (2018). In the summer of 2018, at the invitation of composer Martin Bresnick, he attended the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival New Music Workshop as an electric guitar fellow.
Eli received his B.M. from the Manhattan School of Music in 2016, where he studied with Reiko Füting. He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the Yale School of Music, where he studies with Hannah Lash, Martin Bresnick, Aaron Jay Kernis, Christopher Theofanidis, and David Lang. He completed his master’s degree at Yale in 2018.