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Composer and pianist Daniel Pesca seeks in each of his careers a synthesis between the past and the present. His works aim for clarity, cohesion of expression, and patient artistic engagement with the inner relationships of simple materials. As a pianist, he is an advocate of new music in ensemble contexts, while his recital programs tend to mingle contemporary music with earlier repertoire.

Recent premieres and performances

I was very pleased by the recent premieres of the following works: Chaconne for string trio & harpsichord (2015). Premiered October 4, 2015 by Tigran Vardanyan, violin; Melissa Matson, viola; ...

New recording from Spain

I’m pleased to share this recording of Jorge Villavicencio Grossmann‘s beautiful Cinco bagatelas opacas y translucidas, recorded live at the VIPA Festiavl in Valencia, Spain this ...

Recordings from Greece this summer

Aristea Mellos, the energetic force behind the Ritsos Project, has just made a lovely playlist of the four new works written for this past summer’s festival. My suite Moonlit Dances is on ...

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