An advocate of contemporary music, Alex Lipowski is the Executive Director of the Talea Ensemble and has performed in ensembles such as Klangforum Wien, Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, International Contemporary Ensemble, and Steve Coleman’s Council of Balance. He has been seen on concert stages throughout North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East at festivals including the Lucerne Festival, Lincoln Center Festival, Newport Jazz Festival, Internationales Jazzfestival Saalfelden, Holland Festival, Jerusalem Chamber Music Festival, and the Salzburg Festival. As a soloist and chamber musician, he has premiered new works by composers including Brian Ferneyhough, Pierluigi Billone, Georges Aperghis, and John Zorn. He holds a Bachelors and Masters degree from the Juilliard School. He has recorded for Kairos, Wergo, New World Records, Innova, Pi Records, Mode Records, Gravina Musica, Tzadik, and the Living Artists Label.
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