"The only truth is music." - Jack Kerouac

Aleck Karis

Aleck Karis has performed recitals, chamber music, and concertos across the Americas, Europe and in China. As the pianist of the new music ensemble Speculum Musicae he has participated in over a hundred premieres and performed at major American and European festivals. His appearances with orchestra have ranged from concertos by Mozart, Beethoven and Chopin to those of Stravinsky, Messiaen and Carter. His five solo discs on Bridge Records include Aleck Karis performs Schumann, Carter, Chopin; Aleck Karis: Mozart Recital; Stravinsky: Music for Piano 1911-1942; John Cage: Sonatas and Interludes; and Karis Plays Webern, Wolpe & Feldman.
His two discs on Romeo Records are Piano Music of Philip Glass and Late Piano Music of Frederic Chopin. Last month, Bridge released his most recent disc, Feldman's haunting last work Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello. Karis has studied with William Daghlian, Artur Balsam and Beveridge Webster. He is a Distinguished Professor of Music at the University of California, San Diego, and Associate Dean of the Division of Arts and Humanities.

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Space Between Heaven and Earth
Various Artists
Études, Children's Corner
Aleck Karis
For John Cage (1982)
Erik Carlson
Music for Piano (1918-1959)
Aleck Karis
Feldman: Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello (1987)
Aleck Karis / Curtis Macomber / Danielle Farina / Christopher Finckel
Karis Plays Webern, Wolpe & Feldman
Aleck Karis
Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano
Aleck Karis
The Music of Mario Davidovsky Vol.3
Curtis Macomber / Aleck Karis / Eric Bartlett