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BACKGROUND

To partner with composers in presenting new works to the public is one of my primary goals as a performer. Working with music’s creators sheds new light on interpreting the music of the past, just as an immersion in artistic traditions illuminates the evolution of today’s music. Below is a list of living or recently deceased composers whose music I have performed and/or with whom I have worked. Special mention is made of U.S. and world premieres, and links to pertinent websites are included.
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COMPOSERS




Anton García Abril (b. 1933)
(U.S. premiere of “Homenaje a Mompou” with Damocles Trio at Greenwich House  Music School in N.Y.C. in 2001)
Information about Anton Garcia Abril

Virko Baley (b. 1938)
www.virkobaley.com

Seymour Barab (1921-2014)
www.seymourbarab.com

William Bolcom (b. 1938)
www.wbolcom.accelhost.com/

Douglas Boyce (b. 1970)
www.douglasboyce.net/

Salvador Brotons (b. 1959)
(U.S. premiere of Piano Trio No. 1 in 2000 and world premiere of Requiem Trio 2004 with Damocles Trio, both at Merkin Concert Hall)
www.brotonsmercadal.com

Benet Casablancas (b. 1959)
(U.S. premieres of “Haiku para Zurbaran” and “Si a Montsalvatge! at (le) poisson rouge in 2013)
http://www.accompositors.com/compositores-curriculum.php?nIdioma=ing&idComp=29
Adam Kent plays Benet Casablancas’s Haiku para Zurbaran and Si a Montsalvatge live in Barcelona in 2013.

Anna Cazurra (b. 1965)
(U.S. premiere of “Mediterrànea” on WQXR Radio in 2009)
www.annacazurra.com

Tamar Diesendruck
www.radcliffe.harvard.edu

Linda Dusman (b. 1956)
“Diverging Flints” performed by the Damocles Trio
www.umbc.edu

Amparo Fabra (b. 1972)
(World premieres of song cycles on poetry by Amalia Igelsias and Francisco Acuyo at National Opera America Center)
www.fabracrespo.com

Juan Pablo Jofre (b. 1983)
www.jpjofre.com

Betsy Jolas (b. 1926)
www.betsyjolas.com

Mauricio Kagel (b. 1931-2008)
www.maurcio-kagel.com

Laura Kaminsky (b. 1956)
www.laurakaminsky.com

Peter Kiesewetter (1945-2012)
Information about Peter Kiesewetter

Anthony Korf (b. 1951)
(World premiere of Piano Trio with Damocles Trio at Symphony Space in 2011)
www.anthonykorf.com

Tania León (b. 1943)
(Dedicatee and premiere of “Homenatge” at Carnegie Hall in 2011, as well as choreographed version by Pedro Ruiz with Damce Theater of Harlem in 2012)
www.tanialeon.com

Eugene Marlow (b. 1943)
(World premiere of “There’s No Replacing A Man of Wisdom” with cellist SIbylle Johner at the Baruch College Theater in N.Y.C. in 2006)
www.eugenemarlow.com

Eric Nathan (b. 1983)
(World premiere of Centennial: A Celebration for solo piano, piano trio, and chorus with piano accompaniment, with Damocles Trio and CUC Choir in White Plains, N.Y. in 2009)
www.ericnathanmusic.com

Joaquín Nin-Culmell (1908-2004)
Information about Joaquín Nin-Culmell

John Novacek (b. 1964)
www.parkerartists.com

John Psathas (b. 1966)
(World premiere of “The Third Stream” with at Alice Tully Hall in 1997)
facebook: JohnPsathas

Miguel Ángel Roig-Francolí (b. 1953)
(World premiere of “Songs of the Infinite” with violinist Jennifer Roig-Francolí at Carnegie Hall in 2010)
www.miguelroig-francoli.com

Ned Rorem (b. 1923)
www.nedrorem.com

Mario Ros Vidal (b. 1963)
(U.S. premiere of El sueno de un extrano with the Damocles Trio at Greenwich House Music School in 2001)
Information about Mario Ros Vidal

Frederic Rzewski (b. 1938)
www.otherminds.org

Paul Schoenfield (b. 1947)
www.paulschoenfield.org

Octavio Vazquez (b. 1972)
(U.S. premiere of Sonata for Clarinet and Piano with Julian Milkis at Carnegie Hall in 2011)
www.octaviov.com

Alex Wasserman (b. 1963)
(World premiere of Sonata for Cello and Piano with cellist David Eggar at The Juilliard School in 1997)
www.wassermanalex.com

Chou Wen-Chung (b. 1923)
www.chouwenchung.org

David Witmer (b. 1976 )
www.davidwitmer.com

Chen Yi (b. 1953)
Information about Chen Yi

Martin Zalba (b. 1958)
(U.S. premiere of Proverbios with Damocles Trio at Greenwich House Music School)
Information about Martin Zalba

Margarita Zelenaia (b. 1954)
(U.S. premiere of The Lion Who Couldn’t Roar with narrator Robert Sherman, the Damocles Trio, and clarinetist Pavel Vinnistksy at Jewish Community Center of Manhattan in 2010)
www.margaritazelenaia.com

Sebastian Zubieta (b. 1965)
(World premiere and co-dedicatee of “Coronata di Stelle” with Adda Kridder and Michael Nicolas at Look and Listen Festival in N.Y.C. in 2014)
Uncovering Gems with ICE and So Percussion
www.sebastianzubieta.com

CONTACT


For more information and booking, please email:

adamkentpianist@gmail.com

PHOTOGRAPHY



Formal Shots: Michael Dames and James Keyser
Candid Shots in Spain: Joel Weinberg
Candid Shots of Damocles Trio: Sibylle Johner
Carnegie Hall Shots: Young Jang