Welcome!

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 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.

With the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth this year, two of Aaron's works might be particularly interesting to pianists desiring to perform something new, yet in the spirit of Beethoven's works.  Please click on the titles below for more information about: 

HammerKlavierOlaLola for Piano Solo (or any number of pianos) 
Piano Sonata (inspired by Beethoven) 

In addition to the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth, 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Charlie Parker.  Aaron's Toccata-Variations on a Theme by Charlie Parker for solo piano could be a part of a program that is inspired by Parker's works. 

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.