Recent Engagements

  • flute

Commission by the ‘Risuonanze Festival’

August 14th, 2015|0 Comments

The 2016 Risuonanze Festival has commissioned a new piece for solo flute. The new work […]

  • Duquesne Organ

‘Leib und Körper’ – Premiere of a New Work for Trombone and Organ

May 15th, 2015|0 Comments

Commissioned  for the dedication of the new three-manual tracker organ by Jaeckel, Inc. from Duluth, […]


Multimodality of Creative Experience

March 15th, 2015|0 Comments

My research on embodiment of musical creativity will be featured at the International Conference on […]

  • Contemporary Passions

Composing Inner Resonance

March 10th, 2015|0 Comments

Composing Inner Resonance: Contemporary Musical Settings of the Passion
Duquesne University – Catholic Artistic Imagination Series
March […]

  • Creativity Reserach Journal

Article Published in the ‘Creativity Research Journal’

February 20th, 2015|0 Comments

My recent scholarly work exploring musical creativity in composition and performance has been published in […]


‘Kaleidoscope’ Cologne Premiere

February 15th, 2015|0 Comments

The German premiere of Kaleidoscope (2014) for piano, accordion and live electronics

Elisa Järvi, piano; Andrea […]

  • Perspectives on Musical Creativity

New Course: Perspectives on Musical Creativity

October 22nd, 2014|0 Comments

I am pleased to announce that I will be teaching a new course at Duquesne […]

  • MS1515_Nagy_design - 1

New CD Release: Works for Solo Piano

September 11th, 2014|0 Comments

“Vestiges: Works for Solo Piano” is the latest release in the Discover Series on MSR […]

Zvonimir Nagy is a Croatian-born American composer and scholar. His compositions are informed by embodied music cognition, while recent works are influenced by post-minimalism and spectral music. He is the recipient of composition awards such as the Seattle Symphony Composition Prize, the Iron Composer Award, the Swan Prize in Music Composition, and the Croatian Music Institute Award. A selection of his instrumental music is published by Musik Fabrik Edition (France), and selected vocal and organ works are available at Paraclete Press. A CD recording of his works for solo piano is released on MSR Classics label “Discover Series.” As a scholar, he explores multidisciplinary perspectives on musical creativity and sound studies. He is completing a book on embodiment of musical creativity in composition (Ashgate, forthcoming 2016). He resides in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where he is Assistant Professor of Music at Duquesne University. Also a performer, he is organist at St. Joseph Cathedral in Wheeling, West Virginia; his performance interests are contemporary music and improvisation.