JUNE 6-8, 2019

Brian Ciach

Brian Ciach (pronounced “SIGH-ack”, born 1977) is a composer, new music pianist, and instructor in the San Francisco Bay Area, whose music has been described as “remarkably inventive” (Herald Times) and “beautifully scored” (Aaron Jay Kernis). Dr. Ciach’s second piano sonata won first prize in The American Liszt Society International Bicentennial Composition Competition and The National Federation of Music Clubs Emil and Ruth Beyer Composition Award. Brian holds a Doctor of Music degree in composition from Indiana University, two Master’s degrees in composition and piano performance from Temple University, and a Bachelor’s degree in piano performance from Temple University. Brian is an Instructor of Music Theory at Santa Clara University and the Assistant Director and Instructor of Piano, Piano Improvisation, Music Theory, and Composition at the Hunter School of Music in San Jose, California. His tuba compositions are published by Solid Brass Music. www.sigh-ackmusic.org

2017 Featured Composition: Chaconne for Cello and Electronic Music