Jan Swafford is a composer and writer whose music has been played by orchestras and chamber ensembles including the
Symphonies of Indianapolis, St. Louis, and Harrisburg, the Dutch Radio Orchestra, and the Peabody Trio. His award-winning books include biographies of Brahms, Charles Ives, and the NY Times best-seller Beethoven: Anguish and Triumph. He studied at Harvard and the Yale School of Music. His website is janswafford.com.