Salzburg Global Seminar Session Participant Profiles
Sat 02 Apr - Wed 06 Apr, 2011

Bruce Adolphe Bruce Adolphe (Faculty)

Country/Region: United States of America

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Composer, Resident Lecturer and Director of Family Programs, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, New York, New York, United States

Composer, author, educator and performer Bruce Adolphe is the founding creative director of The Learning Maestros, Resident Lecturer and Director of Family Concerts for the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and the comic keyboard quiz-master of Performance Today's weekly radio program Piano Puzzlers.

Adolphe has written works for many of the world's most renowned artists, including Itzhak Perlman, Sylvia McNair, the Beaux Arts Trio, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the National Symphony, and many others. His compositions include four operas and several theater pieces, all of which have been produced throughout the United States. Formerly on the faculties of the Juilliard School and New York University and a Visiting Lecturer at Yale, Adolphe has been the lecturer of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center since 1992.

Adolphe has written three books on music: The Mind's Ear: Exercises for Improving the Musical Imagination; What to Listen for in the World; and Of Mozart, Parrots and Cherry Blossoms in the Wind: A Composer Explores Mysteries of the Musical Mind.

Adolphe's music has been recorded on the Telarc, Naxos, CRI, Delos, Koch, Summit and PollyRhythm labels. The Milken Archive's/Naxos "American Classics" CD of his music inspired by Jewish subjects was one of five recordings that won a Grammy for producer David Frost in 2005. Adolphe's film scores include the permanent documentary at the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C.

Media files from Bruce Adolphe

Piano Puzzlers

The Power of Creation: Composers and New Music Today