Jay Anthony Gach’s concert music has been critically acclaimed as "witty, virtuosic and accessible" Clarinet & Saxophone Magazine, "so exuberant [and] so characterful" SPNM New Notes, "a natural crowd pleaser" New York Newsday, "vibrant textures" New York Times, "multi-layered, whirling and propulsive" Minneapolis Star. Summarized by the composer Lukas Foss during his tenure as conductor of the Brooklyn Philharmonic, "his writing for orchestra is brilliant beyond words". The composer Hugo Weisgall wrote of him, "a composer... of extraordinary technical command and intellectual grasp of what music is all about". Between 1981 and 1999 he resided and worked in European capitals returning to New York in 2000. His foreign fellowships include American Academy in Rome, Italy Music Composition Prize; Dartington, England International Summer School; Research Assistantship from the State University of New York to Universitt Tubingen & the Hochschule fur Musik Stuttgart, Germany. He has received commissions and awards in over thirty national and international competitions and foundations including the Fromm Music Foundation at Harvard University, Astral Foundation (Pew-Bandy) of New York and Philadelphia, Frederick P. Rose Prize, Valentino Bucchi Concorsi Internazionale, Third British Contemporary Piano Music Competition, Delta Omicron Composition Prize, American Composers Orchestra, New York Foundation for the Arts, Tanglewood Music Centre, National Endowment for the Arts, et al. His biography has appeared in Marquis ‘Who’s Who in America’ since 2006. Jay currently serves as Secretary of the Long Island Composers Alliance. 2) Recent recordings and commissions: FILM NOIR (piano music of Jay Anthony Gach) recording on CONTINUO label 2012 American Lyric Theatre Poe Project (commission ...Of the Flesh) 2011 THE HILL (choral opera: lg. chorus, 9 soloists, orchestra+synth.) Selected poems from the Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters. 1hr. 10min. 2011 AVANTI! commission Piccola Orchestra '900 (concertino per pianoforte e archi) Rome, Italy 2011 Piano Sonata #4 commission Elitza Harbova and the Kutev Concert Hall, Union of Bulgarian Composers, Sofia, Bulgaria 2011 My Letter to the World commission the Gregg Smith Singers ( 5 choruses on Emily Dickinson poems) 2011 La Vita Autunnale recording The NYFA Collection: Innova Recordings 2010 La Leggerezza della Musica recording "DIALOGUES" L.P. Records 2010 ELI, ELI commission New York Treble Singers (also just recorded 5/12 not sure name of label?) 2010 3) Jay Anthony Gach 324 West Penn St. Long Beach, NY 11561 tel.#516/889-7011 Jayanthonygach1@aol.com http://www.scoreexchange.com/profiles/jgach http://www.LICAmusic.org

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  1. ...... May 19, 2015 in Jay Anthony Gach & Piano Solo