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Welcome to the website of the composer, Aaron Alter.  Please click on the Compositions link here or on the Compositions menu above for listings of current compositions by category. When you click on each composition category, you can click on the individual composition title to open a page with descriptions and links to the audio or video of performances.

On October 2, 2021, the pianist and Steinway Artist Susan Merdinger gave a performance of my Piano Sonata (inspired by Beethoven) at the 2021 Ear Taxi Festival at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago.  The Sonata was dedicated to Susan and recorded on her award-winning album "American Melting Pot.  The video of the Piano Sonata is below.


On September 13, 2020, The Cracow Duo (Jan Kalinowski, 'cello and Marek Szlezer, piano) gave the World Premiere performance of Aaron's Variations on Lo Lanu Ha-Shem for 'Cello and Piano in an online concert from Kraków, Poland, hosted by the Holocaust Museum LA.  The video of the entire concert is below.  Variations on Lo Lanu Ha-Shem is the first work on the program.


The First Day of Summer for flute, violin, viola and 'cello was premiered online on September 28, 2020 by the Phasma Quartet as part of the Kwidzyn September New Music Concert Series in Kwidzyn, Poland. The video of the entire concert is below, which begins with The First Day of Summer.

The German YouTube channel "Weltklassik am Klavier" did an extensive interview (in English) with Aaron on June 2, 2020.
Please click on the Play button on the video below to view the interview.

The music software company, Avid, did an interview with Aaron and published an article based on the interview on their website, avid.com .  
Click Here to view the article.