Nicolas Schezinger has completed a solo piano piece, Puddles, a commisison by the Piano Teacher Congress of New York.
Puddles is the 2017 PTCNY 20th/21st Century Festival Commissioned Piece. Students all over New York City under the age of 18 will compete to premiere the work at the Winners’ Recital at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall on May 6, 2017.
Details are available on the PTCNY website:
Composers Gregory Mertl and Nicolas Scherzinger are in the process of planning two concerts in New York City this coming season. Details coming soon.
Scherzinger is currently working on a new piece for the vocal ensemble Ekmeles, who will premiere the piece in New York City this year, and then perform the piece again at Syracuse University in 2017.
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Performances, Recordings and other news
The Kinhaven Faculty Woodwind Quintet premiered Atomic Tangerine (2016) for woodwind quintet at the Kinhaven Music School, in Weston VT, July 9, 2016
Two as One as Two to One (2011) was its New York City premiere at the Mannes Prep Composition Faculty concert on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 8pm at Mannes College The New School for Music Concert Hall (Mannes College The New School for Music, New York).
Two as One as Two to One (2011) and For Noah (2008) was performed on a concert at Tenri Cultural Institute on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 8pm (Tenri Cultural Institute, 43 W 13th St, New York, NY 10011).
The American Modern Ensemble gave the New York City premiere of Fractured Mirrors on Monday, April 6, 2015 at SubCulture (New York).
Julia Nolan, Steven Stusek and and Laurent Estoppy, tenor saxophones, premiered Three Really Mad Tenors (2015) a new work for three tenor saxophones and computer at the World Saxophone Congress in July 2015 in Strasbourg, France.
Janet Brown, soprano, and Kenneth Meyer, guitar will give the NYC premiere of Till I become accustomed to the Dark (2004) at Tenri Cultural Institute on Saturday, May 23 2015 at 8pm (Tenri Cultural Institute, 43 W 13th St, New York, NY 10011).
Scherzinger's orchestra work The Little Prince Suite was premiered by the UT Austin Orchestra, James Welsch conducting, in April 2016.
Until Only the Mountain Remains for flute, oboe, bass, and vibraphone was premiered at the Kinhaven
Music School in Weston, Vermont, on June 28, 2014. The piece was premiered by Peter Schultz (flute, piccolo), Mary Watt (oboe, English horn), Troy Rinker (double bass) & Conrad Alexander (vibraphone).
Scherzinger's work Fractured Mirrors was an honorable mention in the American Modern Ensemble 2013 eighth annual composer competition, Tier III (professional cataegory).
Tipton, violin and Adrienne Kim, piano premiered Mud (2013) on Lisa Tipton's DMA recital at Elebash Recital Hall at the CUNY Graduate Center, New York City, NY, October 21, 2013.
The Polaris Duo, featuring Gillian Blair (saxophone) and Elinor Nicholson (harp), performed Through a Winter Landscape at the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, England, on November 25, 2012.
Scherzinger recently joined the composition faculty at Mannes College The New School for Music, Prep and Extension Divisions in New York City.
Scherzinger performed his own work Shadowed (2006) for soprano saxophone and computer at an all SU Faculty Composer's Concert, at Setnor Auditorium, in Syracuse NY, on November 7, 2012.
The Kinhaven Faculty Ensemble, (Dave Sapadin, clarinet, Nicolas Scherzinger, saxophone, Micah Killion, trumpet, Deborah Buck Mazzocchi, violin, Adam Grabois, cello, Logan Coale, bass, Adrienne Kim, piano, John Bannon, percussion) premiered Crossing Shadows (2012), at a Faculty Concert, Kinhaven Music School, Senior Session, Weston, VT, July 14, 2012.
Karyl Ryczek, soprano and William Anderson, guitar performed Till i become accustomed to the dark at the Warebrook Contemporary Music Festival in the Irasburg Town Hall, Irasburg, Vermont on July 13, 2012.
The Montclair State University Trumpet Ensemble performed Taking the
Plung-r for trumpet ensemble (6 trumpets) at Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ, May 1, 2012.
Peter Rovit, violin and Wesley Baldwin, cello premiered Two as One as Two to One (2011) in conccerts at SUNY Geneseo, Geneseo, NY October 5, and at Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY October 7, and at The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy, NY October 11, 2011.
The Kinhaven Faculty Ensemble performed Gathering Together, for large ensemble, at a Faculty Concert, Kinhaven Music School, Senior Session, Weston, VT, July 30, 2011
The Knife Quartet, featuring Rachael Elliott, bassoon, Nicolas Scherzinger, saxphone, Micah Killion, trumpet, and Logan Coale, bass, at a Faculty Concert, Kinhaven Music School, Senior Session, Weston, VT, July 9, 2011
Jesse Dochnahl, soprano saxophone, performed Shadowed (2006) on a recital in Urbana (IL), April, 2011
Meridian Phase II performed the newly revised version of For
Noah (rev. 2011) for piano trio,
at Setnor Auditorium at Syracuse University, on Tuesday,
February 1, 2011.
Adrienne Kim, piano
(2000), for Violin and Piano, was performed by Doren
Dinglinger, violin and
Adrienne Kim, piano for the Garden
City Chamber Music Society, Garden City,
New York, on November 21, 2010.
spent 2 weeks in August 2010 as an artist in residence
I-Park artist colony in East Haddam, CT.
Kinhaven Faculty Brass Trio
premiered a new work for Brass Trio at the
Kinhaven Music School, July 17 2010.
Jody Vianen, saxophone, performed Shadowed at the 7th International Saxophone Week at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, in the Netherlands, April 14, 2010.
Graham performed Calico Dances, for solo
viola and electronic sounds, on a recital at Gallery
345 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, April 11, 2010.
He also performed
the work at the "Day of Progressive
Viola " at New York’s Yamaha
Artist Services, Inc. (YASI), October 5, 2009, New
new music ensemble Sequitur,
based in New York City, performed Colloquy,
for solo violin and chamber ensemble, with Andrea
Schultz, violin, at Merkin Hall, May 10,
2009 (New York City premiere)
for New Music released a CD with one of the featured
works begin Fractured Mirros, released
on Innova Recordings, December 2009.
Tipton, violin, Alberto Parrini,
cello, and Adrienne Kim, piano
commissioned and premiered For
Noah (2008) for
piano trio at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall in New
York City on May 11, 2008.
for Violin and Piano, was performed by the Chamber
Music Society of Lincoln Center, on January
17th, 2008 at Rose Studio at Lincoln Center, Erin
Keefe, violin and Gillles Vonsattel,
piano, in New York City.
Trupmet Ensemble premiered Taking the
Plung-r for trupmet ensemble (6 trumpets) at
the International Trumpet Guild conference, Banff, Canada,
Lulloff, saxophone, performed Shadowed
(2006) for soprano saxophone and interactive
computer on tour in the USA and Russia in the fall
Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, under the
direction of Sydney Hodkinson, performed
Fractured Mirrors (2005), at the Aspen
Music Festival, in Aspen, Colorado, on Saturday,
August 4, 2007.
saxophone, performed Shadowed
(2006) at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, as part of
the International Gaudeamus New Music Week,
the largest new music festival in the Netherlands, Friday,
April 20, 2007,
The USC Contemporary
Music Ensemble, Frank Ticheli
director, performed Fractured Mirrors
(2005), Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Percussion Group and the Jerome Foundation
commissioned Stop! and go... (2007)
for organ and percussion quartet. The work was premiered
in Syracuse, New York by the Ethos Percussion Group
and Christopher Marks, organ, on April 15, 2007.
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viola, performed Calico Dances on a program
Inc., a new music organization based in San Francisco,
CA, on February 13, 2007
saxophone, recorded Schism (2003),
for saxophone and interactive computer, released on Innova
Recordings in December of 2006.
was the recipient of a 2005 Barlow Endowment Commission
for a solo guitar piece that Ken Meyer premiered in the
Fall of 2006. Ken Meyer will be recording the work and
releasing a CD in 2007. The title of the piece is Offering
of the Five Senses (2006), for solo guitar.
organ, recorded Five Pieces for Organ
(2003), which was released on Raven Compact Disks [OAR-790]
in July of 2006.
Ensemble Accroche Note
performed Fractured Mirrors (2005),
for chamber ensemble, on concerts at Syracuse
University and Cornell University in April 2006.
The Meridian Phase
II ensemble and Adrienne Kim,
piano, premiered Shimmer (2006), for
piano quintet at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall
in New York City on March 6, 2006. This same piece will
be performed at the Seal Bay Festival in Maine in June
Randall Hall, saxophone,
commissioned Shadowed (2006)
for soprano saxophone and interactive computer
that he premiered at the 2006 North American Saxophone
Alliance Biennial Conference in Iowa City, Iowa,
on February 18, 2006
John Laverty and
the Syracuse University Wind Ensemble commissioned, so
faint a stillness remembered (2005), for wind
ensemble that was premiered on November 16, 2005 in Setnor
Auditorium at Syracuse University.
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Cassatt String Quartet
Cassatt String Quartet premiered
Whisper (2004), for string quartet,
in Blacksburg, Virginia, on the Musica Viva! concert
series, on January 30, 2005. The New York state
premiere took place in Syracuse, New York on April
19, 2005, also by the Cassatt String Quartet.
for more information on Musica
Viva!, go to http://www.musicaviva-swva.org/
for more information on the Cassatt
String Quartet, go to http://www.cassattquartet.com/
The Society for
New Music premiered Fractured Mirrors
(2005), for chamber ensemble in Syracuse, New York on
March 6, 2005. This piece was commissioned by the Society
for New Music.
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Kim, piano, premiered Immoral
Minority (2004), a new work for solo
piano, at the Aaron Copland School of Music, City
University of New York, Samuel J. & Ethel
Lefrak Concert Hall, Flushing, New York, on November
John Graham, viola
performing Calico Dances
in Aspen, Co.
Graham, distinguished violist and professor
at the Eastman School of Music, performed Calico
Dances, a work for solo viola and electronic
sounds, at the Aspen Music Festival
in August 2003 and July 2004.
to learn more about violist John Graham.
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Hall, saxophone, premiered Schism,
a new work for saxophone and interactive computer,
at the World Saxophone Congress in Minneapolis,
Minnesota in July 2003.
Chris Marks and Hendricks
Chapel commissioned Five Pieces for Organ.
Chris performed the work in March 2003 in Hendricks Chapel
at Syracuse University.
Scherzinger was a guest
lecturer at the North American Saxophone Alliance
Region 9 conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
in February. The lecture was on his recent work involving
improvisatory works for saxophone and interactive computer.
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The new music ensemble, Musica Nova,
under the direction of Bradley Lubman,
premiered Colloquy, a concertino for
violin and chamber ensemble at the Eastman School of Music
in October of 2002.
The Gardenia Trio commissioned
Dark Wind, Dark Rain (2002) for oboe,
bassoon and piano. The work, Dark Wind, Dark Rain, was
premiered at the International
Double Reed Society Banff Conference on August
9, 2002 in Banff, Canada. The members of the Gardenia
Trio are Maria Cueva-Mendez, piano, Kimberly Persia, bassoon,
and Marlen Vavrikova, oboe.
Brown, soprano, and Sar-Shalom Strong, piano, performed
Winter Privacy at an all-faculty recital
at the Setnor School of Music at Syracuse University
on Tuesday, April 9 2002.
Nolan, saxophone, and the Canada Council commissioned
Nicolas to compose Through a Winter Landscape,
a work for soprano saxophone and harp that was premiered
on a recital in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada,
in January 2002. Rita Costanzi performed on harp.
This same recital was broadcast nationally on CBC
Radio Two on February 22, 2002.
Julia also performed
Mirage, a work for alto saxophone and piano
at the 2002 North
American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference
in Denton Texas on March 7, 2002.
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Graham premiered Calico Dances, a new work
for solo viola and electronic sounds, on a recital
on February 10, 2002. This work is composed for
and dedicated to John Graham.
Randall Hall, saxophone, recently performed
Solitude at an all Electronic Music Concert at
the Eastman School of Music .in Rochester, New York. He
also performed the work in Belgium and Luxembourg in March,
as well as in Taiwan in August. Solitude was premiered
and commissioned by Randall Hall.
Jennifer Undercofler, piano, performed
Amid the Shadows on a program that was broadcast
on WBFO in Buffalo, New York, on May 23, 2001. She and
her husband, Brian Krinke, violin, also performed Elegy
on a recital in New Milford, Connecticut on June 16, 2001.
Julia Nolan, saxophone,
performed Mirage on a recital at Western Washington
University on Monday, April 30, 2001. She also performed
the piece on a recitals at Vancouver Community College,
in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, in March and July
2001. Julia Nolan teaches saxophone at Western Washington
University and the University of British Columbia.
Point, LA, a recent film by Jack Beck,
with music by Scherzinger, was
performed on April 7, 2001 at Hartwell Theater at
SUNY Brockport, in Brockport, New York, as part
of the ImageMovementSound
collaborative artists festival. An additional performance
took place at the Rochester Institute of Technology
in Rochester, New York, on April 15, 2001.
here to see a clip: http://www.aquilineproductions.com/works/
scroll down the page to find Jon's Point, LA
List of screenings:
The Tank Gallery, NYC (December
The Tank Gallery, NYC (May 2005)
Kindred Intnl. Film Festival (April 2003)
eKsperim[E]nto, Manilla, Phillipines (March 2003)
Invideo, Milan, Italy (January 2003)
St. Louis Film Festival (November 2002)
Antimatter Video Festival, Victoria, B.C. (September
Red Bank Film Festival, New Jersey (August 2002)
Rooftop Films, Brooklyn (June 2002)
San Antonio Underground Film Festival (June 2002)
Open Air Shorts, Times Square, NYC (June 2002)
VideoEx Fest, Switzerland (May 2002)
Dresden Intnl Film Festival, Germany (April 2002)
THAW Film/Video/Digital Fest, Iowa City (April 2002)
Crossroads Film Festival, Jackson, MS (April 2002)
Memphis Intnl Film Festival (April 2002)
HiLo Film Festival, San Francisco (March 2002)
FirstGlance Film Festival, Philadelphia, PA (March
Durango Film Festival, CO (March 2002)
Z Film Festival, Chicago (December 2001)
Shorts Intnl Film Festival, NYC (November 2001)
MicroCineFest, Baltimore (October 2001)
Silver Lake Film Festival, CA (September 2001)
Image/Movement/Sound - SUNY, Brockport, NY (April
Image/Movement/Sound - RIT, NY (April 2001)
Gudmundson, saxophone, and Kathy
Palmer, piano, performed Mirage at
the World Saxophone Congress in Montreal,
Quebec, Canada, on July 8 , 2000. They also performed
the work at the Brevard Music Center in August 2000.
David Gilbert conducted
the Composers' Sinfonietta in a performance of Changing
Tides at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester,
New York in February 2000.
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