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My orchestral work, Tectonics, won first prize in the 3rd Senzoku Contemporary Composition Competition. The Senzoku New Philharmonic's extraordinary performance is now posted on the composition's website.

“Roger is an exciting and sophisticated young composer and a wonderful orchestrator. It will be fascinating to see how he develops over time.”
– Conductor Anne Manson

“Lapidary orchestrations, formal clarity, and alluringly mercurial surface give his music a strong and personal profile.”
– Composer Robert Beaser

“Roger’s work shows an extraordinary ear for orchestral texture and dramatic tension.”
– Composer Derek Bermel

“Roger Zare writes for orchestra like a real natural. It's a medium that seems to be in his blood.”
– Composer Christopher Rouse

“Roger brings hope for the future of classical music a little closer to home.”
– Sarasota Herald Tribune


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