Paul Kerekes

composer and pianist

Paul Kerekes is a New York based composer and pianist whose music has been described as “gently poetic” (The New York Times), “striking” (WQXR), and “highly eloquent” (New Haven Advocate). He has had the privilege of hearing his pieces performed by many outstanding ensembles, some of which include the American Composers Orchestra, Da Capo Chamber Players, and New Morse Code, in such venues as Merkin Hall, (le) poisson rouge, and The Winter Garden. He has also attended notable programs such as the Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival, and the Young Artists Piano Program at Tanglewood. Paul is also a member of Grand Band, a six piano ensemble that has been featured in such events as the Bang on a Can Marathon and the Gilmore International Keyboard Festival. He has received awards from ASCAP, the Academy of Arts and Letters, and was the recipient of the 2015 JFund award from the American Composer’s Forum. He is a graduate of Queens College and Yale School of Music and currently teaches at Sarah Lawrence College.

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