The works of award-winning composer Marek Harris have been performed throughout the United States and Europe by some of the world’s most prominent musicians and ensembles.

Conductor

Marek Harris was born 1961 in New Orleans and has earned degrees from the prestigious Eastman and Juilliard Schools of Music where he studied with David Diamond, Samuel Adler, and Pulitzer Prize recipient Joseph Schwantner. The works of award-winning composer Marek Harris have been performed throughout the United States and Europe by some of the world’s most prominent musicians and ensembles.

Arranger

He was born to color in the notes, or so his sister likely thought as he, a much younger child, was helping her with her music theory homework. What literally was child’s play to him then, would become, pruned over time by many successful musicians and teachers, true child’s play as his work, fun and sole raison d’etre. He cites Mrs. Rasmussen (high school band teacher), Mrs. Kitty Houser for Piano Instruction, Dr. Braud (Composition Theory Tutor).

Pianist

The extraordinary Wynton Marsalis gave the premiere performance of his “Eight Curves for Solo Trumpet”. Mr. Harris’ extensive catalog of works includes six symphonies, an oratorio based on texts of Bertrand Russell, seven concertos, and numerous solo, orchestral, vocal, and chamber music compositions. These works have been premiered by musicians of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, the Austin Symphony Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony, the Utah Symphony, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, the New Orleans Symphony Orchestra, La Orchestra de Oviedo de España, the Eastman Trombone Choir, and the Lyric Theatre in New York City among others. Mr. Harris’ music has been acclaimed by critics as “original and uncompromising”, “beautiful and communicative”, and “colorful and lyrical”.

Composer

Harris holds advanced degrees from the prestigious Eastman and Juilliard Schools of Music where he studied with David Diamond, Samuel Adler, and Pulitzer Prize recipient Joseph Schwantner. An accomplished pianist, Mr. Harris has also attained proficiency in many of the orchestral instruments in his pursuit of excellence as a composer. He is a musician of diverse musical interests, which are reflected in his extensive experience as an arranger, accompanist, and studio musician. Recent compositions include New Angels for solo violin and orchestra, which was commissioned and given its world premiere by the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. It’s Texas premiere was given by the Austin Symphony Orchestra to another enthusiastic capacity audience. Other recent works include the piano quintet Voodoo Trances-Spectral Dances, and the Duo-Sonata for two violins, both commissioned by the Finger Lakes Chamber Ensemble, Don’t Push The River for two pianos and orchestra, and his first piece for Violin Octet, Ballet of the Apparitions, to be given its world premiere by the Albert Consort on November 2, 2005.

Harris holds advanced degrees from the prestigious Eastman and Juilliard Schools of Music where he studied with David Diamond, Samuel Adler, and Pulitzer Prize recipient Joseph Schwantner. An accomplished pianist, Mr. Harris has also attained proficiency in many of the orchestral instruments in his pursuit of excellence as a composer. He is a musician of diverse musical interests, which are reflected in his extensive experience as an arranger, accompanist, and studio musician. Recent compositions include New Angels for solo violin and orchestra, which was commissioned and given its world premiere by the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. It’s Texas premiere was given by the Austin Symphony Orchestra to another enthusiastic capacity audience. Other recent works include the piano quintet Voodoo Trances-Spectral Dances, and the Duo-Sonata for two violins, both commissioned by the Finger Lakes Chamber Ensemble, Don’t Push The River for two pianos and orchestra, and his first piece for Violin Octet, Ballet of the Apparitions, to be given its world premiere by the Albert Consort on November 2, 2005.

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Harris holds advanced degrees from the prestigious Eastman and Juilliard Schools of Music where he studied with David Diamond, Samuel Adler, and Pulitzer Prize recipient Joseph Schwantner. An accomplished pianist, Mr. Harris has also attained proficiency in many of the orchestral instruments in his pursuit of excellence as a composer. He is a musician of diverse musical interests, which are reflected in his extensive experience as an arranger, accompanist, and studio musician. Recent compositions include New Angels for solo violin and orchestra, which was commissioned and given its world premiere by the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. It’s Texas premiere was given by the Austin Symphony Orchestra to another enthusiastic capacity audience. Other recent works include the piano quintet Voodoo Trances-Spectral Dances, and the Duo-Sonata for two violins, both commissioned by the Finger Lakes Chamber Ensemble, Don’t Push The River for two pianos and orchestra, and his first piece for Violin Octet, Ballet of the Apparitions, to be given its world premiere by the Albert Consort on November 2, 2005.