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.
In March 2022, the Cracow Duo (Jan Kalinowski, cello and Marek Szlezer, piano) came to the US from Kraków, Poland for their US Tour. On the tour, they played the US Premiere of my Variations on Lo Lanu Ha-Shem, that I dedicated to them. Below is a short video documenting the San Diego part of their US Tour with an excerpt of their electrifying performance of my Variations on Lo Lanu Ha-Shem as the soundtrack .
On October 16, 2021, First Time Meeting for clarinet, violin, 'cello and piano received it's world premiere in New York by the Unheard-of//Ensemble on as part of the Composers Concordance "Generations X" concert at the Bernie Wohl Center in collaboration with Goddard Riverside Community Arts.
Below is the video of the world premiere performance.
On October 2, 2021, the pianist and Steinway Artist, Susan Merdinger, gave a performance of Aaron's 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 October 2, 2021 performance 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. Since that performance, the Cracow Duo has played the "Variations" many times in Poland and in the US to standing ovations.
The video of the September 13, 2020 world premiere performance is below.
On July 1, 2020, String Theory for String Quartet was premiered by the ÉxQuartet at the 2020 Kwidzyn International Music Festival in Kwidzyn, Poland. Since that premiere, the ÉxQuartet has recorded String Theory on their award-winning debut album on the Phasma Music Label (distributed by Naxos) "New Music for String Quartet Vol. 1" and has performed it many times. Below is the video of the world premiere performance.