Shulamit Ran (1949-)
confessed to being composer, teacher, wife, mother, and chocolate lover. Yet she also won a Pulitzer Prize and a Kennedy Center Friedheim Award for her Symphony. She has written in a number of genres, including opera.
Shulamit Ran won the Pulitzer Prize in Music for Symphony in 1991.
She served as Composer-in-Residence with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (1990-1997) and with the Lyric Opera of Chicago (1994-97). Her Symphony earned the 1991 Pulitzer Prize in Music and the 1992 Kennedy Center Friedheim Award; recent honors include a 1998 Koussevitsky Foundation Grant.