Critics describe Gernot Wolfgang as a “master composer with important things to communicate to his listeners” (David DeBoor Canfield, Fanfare) and a composer with a “winning sonic arsenal” (Donald Rosenberg, Gramophone), while jazz legend Dave Brubeck characterized Gernot’s music as being of “unconventional beauty”.
He has so far received more than 40 commissions from organizations and individuals such as the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, the European Broadcasting Union, the Verdehr Trio and Los Angeles Philharmonic principals David Breidenthal (bassoon), Joanne Pearce Martin (keyboard) and Michele Zukovsky (clarinet).
Recordings of his works can be heard on the Albany, Centaur, Crystal, Koch, Navona, Polygram and Universal labels. 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.