Chris Thile

3:19am

Sun August 11, 2013
Music

Chris Thile Looks Back To Bach

Originally published on Wed August 14, 2013 12:09 pm

Chris Thile's new album, Sonatas and Partitas, draws from material written by Johann Sebastian Bach in the early 1700s.
Brantley Gutierrez Courtesy of the artist

5:10pm

Mon October 1, 2012
The Two-Way

Mandolinist Chris Thile, Novelist Junot Díaz Among 2012 MacArthur 'Geniuses'

Originally published on Tue October 2, 2012 4:14 pm

Junot Diaz won a Pulitzer Prize in 2008 for his novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.
Nina Subin Penguin Group

The mandolinist Chris Thile, better known for his work with the bluegrass band Nickel Creek, and the novelist Junot Díaz, who won a Pulitzer for his novel The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, are among those awarded 2012 "genius" grants from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

The 23 MacArthur fellows will receive $500,000 over the next five years. They are allowed to do whatever they wish with the money, whether that's continue their work or change fields.

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2:30pm

Wed June 27, 2012
Mom And Dad's Record Collection

Chris Thile's First Musical Memory

Originally published on Wed June 27, 2012 7:54 pm

Chris Thile says he was only a year old when he first heard "The Girl from Ipanema."
Danny Clinch

It's clear Chris Thile has an ear for music: The 31-year-old mandolinist, best known for his bands Nickel Creek and Punch Brothers, has been playing music his entire life.

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12:33pm

Fri November 18, 2011
Tiny Desk Concerts

Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile And Stuart Duncan: Tiny Desk Concert

Originally published on Thu November 17, 2011 7:02 am

Cristina M. Fletes/NPR
  • Audio Only: Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile And Stuart Duncan's Tiny Desk Concert

Yo-Yo Ma calls himself a "venture culturalist," and he's got the proof to back it up. He's reached out to a broad range of musicians (and Muppets) to play not just Bach and Beethoven, but also Brazilian samba, Argentine tango, jazz, songs from Sesame Street and a smorgasbord of Asian music with his Silk Road Ensemble.

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