Ralf Gawlick studied composition at the University of California in Santa Barbara, University of Texas at Austin, and the New England Conservatory of Music, where he earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree. Principal teachers include Carolyn Bremer, Dan Welcher, and Malcom Peyton. He has received grants and awards from the American Music Center and ASCAP among others. Mr. Gawlick's music has been performed by the Slovak State Philharmonic, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Civic Symphony Orchestra of Boston, New England Conservatory Classical Orchestra, Music at the Anthology, and Metamorphosen Chamber Orchestra, among others. Recently, Mr. Gawlick's At the still point of the turning world for cello was chosen to represent the U.S. at the 2005 ISCM World Music Days in Zagreb. His work captures the listener's ear and imagination; melodic, romantic, grand, and exuberant.