Charles Abramovic Commissions Ciach's Fifth Piano Sonata
Dr. Charles Abramovic, Chair of Temple University Boyer College of Music's piano department, will premiere Ciach's fifth piano sonata--a new work to be written especially for him--in the 2018/2019 season (date and venue TBA).
Watch Ciach's Fourth Sonata below:
48-Hour Opera Festival: Ciach's Full Moon Bender written, composed, and premiered in just 48 hours at San Francisco's Custom Made Theater
About the festival: Over the course of 48 hours, teams of composers, writers, directors, and singers collaborate to create new operas, all of which have a duration between ten and fifteen minutes. Concert review: San Francisco Chronicle, "Opera in a flash: 48 hours from concept to final bows (May 2, 2017)" Learn more about Full Moon Bender here.
Ciach named 2017 Cisum Percussion Composer Fellow--to write new work for premiere in Brooklyn
Cisum Percussion presents a three (3) day workshop with a focus on writing for percussion. Twelve (12) composers will be selected as fellows for the program to receive one-on-one access to rehearsals/instruction as well as free admissions to concerts and masterclasses. Each of the composer fellows will receive a world premiere and a recording of a new work written for percussion. Cisum Percussion views this opportunity not only as a learning experience for composers, but rather an opportunity to create career-long relationships between musicians and composers.