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Altman Laurie - Piano (b.1944)

Biography of Altman Laurie:

Composer and Pianist LAURIE ALTMAN was born and raised in New York City. He attended the Mannes College of Music in New York, majoring in composition which included studies with William Sydeman and Lester Trimble. Laurie Altman has been the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships including the Mason Gross Fellowship, a Lincoln Center Composers Forum Award, a Woodrow Wilson Composers Residency, and a University Professors Citation of Excellence from Tufts University in Boston. He received, as well, five Composition fellowships from the New Jersey Council of the Arts, and was a panelist for the New York Council of the Arts. An Assistant Professor at Westminster Choir College/ Rider University in Princeton New Jersey for many years, Laurie Altman pursued an extensive career as a performing jazz pianist with his quintet in New York City at such places as the Blue Note, Seventh Avenue South and Soundscape, as well as clubs and festivals in Russia, Helsinki and Germany. Since moving to Switzerland in 2010, he has had two European premiers at the Musikverein in Vienna, as well as performances in Zurich. His CD, On Course appeared on Albany Records, and in November 2013 saw the release of his CD Convergence, on NEOS music, followed in April of 2014 with another NEOS release, Divergence, featuring the Plattform K+K String Quartet and musicians from Wien. Laurie Altman lives with his wife, pianist and photographer Jeannine Hummel in Spiez and in Zurich.

CD's with Altman Laurie
Danza, Danza - Laurie Altman and Anders Miolin

ArtNr. GMCD 7410

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