Eric Whitacre

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Date of Birth January 2, 1970
Place of Birth Nevada
Age 51 years old
Horoscope Capricorn

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Eric Whitacre

Eric Edward Whitacre is an American composer, conductor, and speaker known for his choral, orchestral, and wind ensemble music. In March 2016, he was appointed as Los Angeles Master Chorale's first artist-in-residence at the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

Born: January 02, 1970, Reno, Nevada, U.S.
Alma mater: University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Juilliard School
Occupation: Composer, conductor, speaker
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About Eric Whitacre

Grammy Award-winning musician who wrote "Paradise Lost: Shadows and Wings," the acclaimed musical. He was mostly known, however, for his choral works.

Before Fame

He became internationally known after his choral CD "Cloudburst" captured the attention of multiple continents.


He drew artistic motivation from the poetry of Octavio Paz, Emily Dickinson, E.E. Cummings, Robert Frost, Rumi, and Federico García Lorca.

Family Life

He married Grammy Award-winning soprano Hila Plitmann, with whom he frequently collaborated.


He co-composed the Mermaid Theme and the choral segments for "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" with Hans Zimmer.

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Latest information about Eric Whitacre updated on March 04, 2021.

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