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Board & Administration

Talea Administration

Alex Lipowski
Executive Director

Zach Sheets
Development Director

Brent Ness
Production Coordinator

David Adamcyk
Technical Director

Board of

Katharina Pistor, President
Carsten Bonnemann
Thomas Fichter
Charles Hack
Tanya Kalmanovitch
Alex Lipowski
Werner Nikowitz
Norman Ryan
Thomas Stelzer
Steven Takasugi

Advisory Board

Anthony Cheung, co-founder
Julian Anderson
George Benjamin
Unsuk Chin
Jason Eckardt
Fabien Levy
Wang Lu
Alexandre Lunsqui
Olga Neuwirth
Matthias Pintscher


  • Tara Helen O’Connor


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    Tara Helen O’Connor


    Flutist Tara Helen O’Connor is a founding member of the Naumburg Award-winning New Millennium Ensemble, a member of the virtuoso woodwind quintet Windscape and the chamber ensemble Andalucian Dogs.  An artist member of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center for the past two seasons she also performs regularly with  at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Chamber Music Northwest, the Spoleto Festival USA and Music from Angel Fire. She has appeared on “Live from Lincoln Center” and on A&E’s Breakfast with the Arts.  Among her recent recording projects are Marc Neikrug’s Through Roses with Pinchas Zukerman and actor John Rubenstein, a CD of Bach flute sonatas and a recording of contemporary pieces for flute and piano written for her. She received two 2003 Grammy nominations for her recording of Osvaldo Golijov’s Yiddishbbuk. Winner of an Avery Fisher Career Grant, O’Connor teaches masterclasses at the Banff Centre in Canada,  is professor of flute and head of the wind department at Purchase College Conservatory of Music and is on the faculties of Manhattan School of Music and Bard College Conservatory of Music. An avid photographer, she has photo credits in Time OutStrad and Chamber Music America magazines.

  • Barry Crawford


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    Barry Crawford




  • Rane Moore


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    Rane Moore


    Clarinetist Rane Moore enjoys an active performing schedule at home and abroad. An enthusiastic interpreter of contemporary repertoire, she is a member of the Talea Ensemble, Callithumpian Consort and Sound Icon. Ms. Moore has given numerous premieres of new works and appeared with Boston Musica Viva, Firebird Ensemble, Ludovico Ensemble, East Coast Contemporary Ensemble, Brave New Works, Guerilla Opera, Hyperion Ensemble, and the Bang on a Can All-Stars.  She is a frequent guest with Boston-based chamber music groups Raduis Ensemble and Vento Chiaro as well as the Orchestra of Emmanuel Music. Ms. Moore has recorded for Tzadik, Gravina Música, Mode, Bridge, Parma, and New World records and holds degrees from Indiana University and the University of California at Berkeley. Critics have praised her “enthralling,” “tour-de-force,” and “phenomenal” performances.

  • Marianne Gythfeldt


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    Marianne Gythfeldt


  • James Austin Smith


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    James Austin Smith


  • Adrian Morejon


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    Adrian Morejon


  • Erik Carlson


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    Erik Carlson


    Erik Carlson has performed as a soloist and with many chamber and orchestral ensembles throughout Europe and the Americas. He is a highly active performer of contemporary music and has had works written for him by numerous composers, including Karlheinz Stockhausen, Charles Wuorinen, Tom Johnson, and Georges Aperghis.  Mr. Carlson is an enthusiastic proponent of interdisciplinary collaboration, and performs frequently with poets, dancers, actors, and film.  He is the founder of the New York Miniaturist Ensemble and a member of the International Contemporary Ensemble, Talea Ensemble, The Trinity Bach Players, and the New Chamber Ballet.  He has recorded for the Tzadik, Mode, Albany, Bridge, and Matador labels.  Also a composer and writer, he has had his musical compositions and short plays performed in a wide variety of halls and theaters.  He studied violin with Jorja Fleezanis, Ronald Copes, and Robert Mann, and holds a Master’s degree from The Juilliard School.

  • Yuki Numata Resnick


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    Yuki Numata Resnick


  • Elizabeth Weisser Helgeson


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    Elizabeth Weisser Helgeson


    Labeled “explosive” by Strad Magazine, new music champion Elizabeth Weisser Helgeson is the violist and President of the Talea Ensemble. She has performed to critical acclaim all over the world including Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, LSO St. Lukes, Wiener Konzerthaus while having performed at a wide variety of festivals including Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt (Germany), Wien Modern (Austria), Contempuls (Czech Republic) Sacrum Profanum (Poland), Kneisel Hall (US), the Newport Jazz Festival (US) among many others. Ms. Weisser collaborates regularly with a wide range of artists and has worked closely with composers ranging from Pierre Boulez to John Zorn. With her duo partner, violist John Pickford Richards, she performs in Viola Monster, playing newly penned works for two violas. She is also a member of the IRIS Orchestra in Germantown, TN. Ms. Weisser holds a Bachelor’s degree from Oberlin Conservatory, Masters degree Mannes College and an Artist Diploma from SUNY Purchase where she was in residence with the iO Quartet. She has recorded for Mode Records, Bridge, Tzadik, Wergo, Innova, and New World Records.

  • Chris Gross


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    Chris Gross


    Following Christopher Gross’ performance of Brian Ferneyhough’s Time and Motion Study II at the Lincoln Center Festival, the New York Times wrote: “…for 20 minutes this skinny young cellist with a punkish hair cut seemed like a musical master of the universe…” Gross has performed numerous solo and chamber performances of contemporary music throughout the United States and in Europe. As a soloist, Gross premiered Milton Babbitt’s piece More Melismata for solo cello on the 2006 Focus! Festival and appeared as soloist in Arvo Pärt’s Pro et Contra on the 2005 Focus! Festival. Also highly in demand for mixed ensembles, he is a member of the Talea Ensemble and has played with various new music groups, including the Flux Quartet, International Contemporary Ensemble, Continuum, and at venues including Weill Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Disney Hall, Merkin Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Symphony Space, Barge Music, and MoMA.

  • Greg Chudzik

    Double Bass

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    Greg Chudzik

    Double Bass

  • Jeff Missal


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    Jeff Missal


  • David Nelson


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    David Nelson


  • David Byrd-Marrow


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    David Byrd-Marrow


  • Steven Beck


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    Steven Beck


    “…one of the city’s most admired young pianists…” -the New Yorker, Mr. Beck made his debut with the National Symphony Orchestra, and has toured Japan as soloist with the New York Symphonic Ensemble.  Other orchestras with which he has appeared include the New Juilliard Ensemble (under David Robertson), Sequitur, the Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players, and the Virginia Symphony.

    Mr. Beck has performed as soloist and chamber musician at the Kennedy Center, the Library of Congress, Alice Tully Hall, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, Miller Theater, Steinway Hall, as well as on the New York Philharmonic Ensembles Series and WNYC; summer appearances have been at the Aspen Music Festival, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, and the Monadnock Music Festival. He is an Artist Presenter and regular performer at Bargemusic. He has worked with composers Elliott Carter, Henri Dutilleux, George Perle, and Pierre Boulez.  In addition to the Talea Ensemble, Mr. Beck has performed with ensembles such as Speculum Musicae, New York New Music Ensemble, Ensemble 21, Mosaic, Ensemble Sospeso, and S.E.M. Ensemble. His recordings are on the Albany, Bridge, Boston Records, Monument, Mulatta, and Annemarie Classics labels.

  • Anthony Cheung


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    Anthony Cheung


    Anthony Cheung (born 1982, San Francisco) is a composer and pianist.  As an advocate for new music, he is Artistic Director of the Talea Ensemble in New York. Ensembles such as Ensemble Modern, Musiques Nouvelles, Le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, International Contemporary Ensemble, the French National Orchestras of Lille and Lorraine, the Minnesota Orchestra, eighth blackbird, Dal Niente, and the New York and San Francisco youth orchestras have performed his music. Current and upcoming projects include commissions for the Ensemble Modern in Frankfurt and Witten and a Tremplin commission for the Ensemble Intercontemporain/IRCAM in Paris.  Honors include first prize and public prize at the International Dutilleux Competition (2008), the Charles Ives Fellowship and Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters (2006 and 2003), and several ASCAP awards.  He received his BA in Music and History from Harvard and his MA and DMA from Columbia University, where he taught music history and ear training and served as assistant conductor of the Columbia University Orchestra. He is currently a Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows. His principal teachers have been Tristan Murail and Bernard Rands for composition and Robert Levin and Paul Hersh for piano, and he studied additionally at Tanglewood, Aspen, Centre Acanthes, Domaine Forget, and Fontainebleau, where he worked with many leading composers. For more information, please visit

  • Stephen Gosling


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    Stephen Gosling


  • Alex Lipowski


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    Alex Lipowski


    An advocate of contemporary music, Alex Lipowski is the Executive Director of the Talea Ensemble and has performed in ensembles such as the SEM Ensemble, Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, ICE, and Wet Ink Ensemble. He has been seen on concert stages throughout North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. As a soloist and chamber musician he has collaborated with composers including Pierre Boulez, Helmut Lachenmann, Pierluigi Billone, and John Zorn to name a few. Lipowski has presented guest lectures at the University of Virginia Commonwealth, Denver State College, and UNICAMP, São Paulo, Brazil. Lipowski holds a Bachelors and Masters degree from the Juilliard School.  A career highlight is a tour with Pierre Boulez through Europe and then to Japan performing Boulez’s work, sur Incises. Since 2007, he has performed as Artist-Faculty at the Great Mountains Music Festival in South Korea.  He has recorded works on Gravina Musica, Naxos, and the Living Artists Label.

  • Matthew Gold


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    Matthew Gold



World Premiere*
US  Premiere**
New York Premiere***

Abrahamsen, Hans Schnee (2006)**
Adamcyk, David Musique Absolue I (2014)*
Adamek, Ondrej Ca tourne ca bloque (2008)**
Adan, Victor Solum [Multiplexor I] (2006)
Adan, Victor & Douglas Repetto Tractus (2011)
Anderson, Julian The Bearded Lady (1994)
The Colour of Pomegranates (1994)
Van Goh Blue (2015)**
Antonellis, Evan Transparent Itineraries (2013)*
Applebaum, Mark Control Freak 3 (2017)
Aperghis, Georges Le Corps a Corps (1978)
Sept crimes de l’amour (1979)
Triangle Carré (1985)
Requiem furtif (1998)
Dans le mur (2007)
Rasch (2001)
Fuzzy Trio (2006)**
Les Guetteurs de sons (1981)
Happy End (2007)
Wild Romance (2012)*
Avram, Ana-Maria Axe (1985)
Penumbra (2009)
Babbitt, Milton Fourplay (1984)
Tutte le Corde (1994)
Baker, Drew Inter (2007)
Baley, Virko Dreamtime (1995)
Bedrossian, Franck Edges (2010)
Benadon, Fernando 2 Cosmicomics (2013)
Berg, Alban Lyric Suite (1926)
Berio, Luciano Sequenza VI (1968)
Duetti (selections) (1979-83)
Sequenza XIV (2002)
Bermel, Derek Language Instruction (2003)
Bettendorf, Carl Klavierstuck No.4 (2010)
Bettison, Oscar An Automated Sunrise (for Joseph Cornell) (2014)*
Biber, Heinrich Ignaz Franz selections from the Mystery Sonatas (ca. 1676)
Billone, Pierluigi Mani de Leonardis (2004)**
Mani.Mono (2008)*
Mani.Matta (2009)***
Mani.Long (2001)**
Δίκη Wall (2012)*
Legno.Edre III.Ini (2003)*
Ebe und Anders (2014)**
Biro, Daniel Peter Sapphire Brickwork (2013)*
Boulez, Pierre 12 Notations (1945)
Le marteau sans maitre (1955)
Improvisation I sur Mallarmé: “Le vierge, le vivace et le bel aujourd’hui” (1957)
Improvisation II “Une dentelle s’abolit” (1957)
Dérive 1 (1984)
Incises (2001)
Dérive 2 (2006)**
Brewaeys, Luc Per André L. 80 (2011)
Brook, Taylor Vocalise (2009)
Against the Morning (2011)
Exploded Views (2016)*
Cage, John Etudes Australes (1975)
Living Room Music (1940)
Carter, Elliott Gra (1993)
Triple Duo (1983)
Cassidy, Aaron the green is either (2003)**
Castri, Zosha Di Cortege (2010)
Cendo, Raphaël Décombres (2006)**
Chasalow, Eric Incident and Scatter (2012)*
Cheung, Anthony Windswept Cypresses (2005)
Enjamb, Infuse, Implode (2006)
Ebbing Flow (2007)
Running the Full Gamut (2008)
Centripedalocity (2008)
Roundabouts (2010)**
Discrete Infinity (2011)**
SynchroniCities (2012)*
Refrain from Riffing (2008)
Character Studies (2016)
Chin, Unsuk ParaMetaString (1996)**
Fantaisie Mécanique (1997)***
Allegro ma non troppo (1998)***
Etudes for Piano (2003)
Time’s Vestiges (2013)
Cleare, Ann eöl (2015)*
Clementi, Aldo Due canoni (1994)**
Luciano Berio (1995)**
Coleman, Steve Synovial Joints (2013)*
Combier, Jérôme Estran (2009)
Curran, Alvin Triadic Limbo (2007)
Czernowin, Chaya Ayre: Towed… (2016)
Davies, Peter Maxwell Eight Songs for a Mad King (1969)
Dawe, Jonathan Fantasey (2014)*
Denyer, Frank Play (1973)
Diaz de Leon, Mario 2.20 (2003)
ii.23 (2006)
Ghost War (2009)*
Trembling Time (II) (2009)*
Chapel Abyss (2011-13)*
Sacrament (2017)*
Diels, Natacha Princess Nightmare Moon (2016)*
Dillon, James String Trio (1990-91)
Siorram (1992)
New York Triptych (2012)*
Djordjevic, Milica one less horror for your mother (2011)
Drummond, Dean Mars Face (1997)
Dumitrescu, Iancu Fur Elize-(Beth) (2009)*
Medium Princeps (1971)**
Dunne, Timothy for B (2016)*
Durieux, Frédéric Frontales (2011) *
Eckardt, Jason 16 (2003)
Aperture (2007)***
Whorl (2017)*
Eggert, Moritz Pong (2002/2012) *
Eizirik, Ricardo Junkyard Piece I (2014/15)
Enescu, George Carillon Nocturne from Suite No.3, Op. 18 (1913)
Felder, David Requiescat (2010)
Feldman, Morton Why Patterns? (1978)
Fennessey, David 13 Factories (2009)
Ferneyhough, Brian Time and Motion No. 2 (1976)
Unity Capsule (1976)
Intermedio alla Ciaccona (1986)
Incipits (1996)
Unsichtbare Farben (1999)
Contraccolpi (2015)*
Finnissy, Michael Verdi Transcriptions (selection) (1986)
“Embraceable You” from Gershwin Arrangements (1988)
Franceschini, Matteo Set (2008)**
Francesconi, Luca Viaggiatore Insonne (1983)
Franszon, David Brynjar latitude (2014)*
Fulmer, David String Quartet No. 4 (2010)
Fure, Ashley Rose therefore i was (2012) *
Furrer, Beat Lied (1993)
A due (1997)
Presto (1997)
spur (1998)
FAMA (2005)**
Lotófagos I (2006)
Studie (2011)
Gadenstätter, Clemens Streichtrio II (1992) *
les dernières cris (2015)**
les cris des lumières (2014)**
Semantical Investigations II (2008)**
bersten, platzen (Paramyth 4) (2012)
Gander, Bernhard ö (2004) *
Die Orpheus Akte II (2008)
Take Nine for Twelve (2011)**
Gatonska, Michael Rumbling Iron Cuckoo Bird (2008)
Garuti, Mario Il demone meridiano (1997)**
Gee, Erin Mouthpiece: Segment of the 4th Letter (2007)
Gervasoni, Stefano Tornasole (1993)
Due poesie francesi d’Ungaretti (1994)
Due poesie francesi di Beckett (1995)**
Studio di Disabitudine (1998)**
Drei Aster Leider (2007)**
Giuffre, Jimmy Selections from “Free Fall” (transcribed by Anthony Cheung) (1962/2011)
Globokar, Vinko ?Corporel (1984)
Toucher (1973)
Grisey, Gérard Talea (1986)
Grossman, Jorge Siray (2004)
Pensar Geometric al Trasluz (2005)
Haas, Georg Friedrich La profondeur (2009)
I can’t breathe (2015)**
tria ex uno (2001)
…wie stille brannte das Licht (2009)
Hyena (2016)**
Hamel, Edward Approach Prune Destroy Begin (2014)*
Hassel, Dan Van Ghost in the Machine (2013)
Harvey, Jonathan Be(com)ing (1979)
Nataraja (1983)
Lotuses (1992)
Tombeau de Messiaen (1994)
Heap, Matthew Particle Acceleration (2013)*
Helgeson, Aaron Poems of Sheer Nothingness (2013)*
Henze, Hans Werner Whispers from Heavenly Death (1948)
Sonata (1959)
Hervé, Jean-Luc Reve de vol 1 (1996)**
Hivelä, Jouni Friction Mechanics (2017)*
Hodge, Huck Tetzahuitl (2012) *
Hoffman, Elizabeth Assemblage (2011) *
Holbrook, Geof Smaller Knives (2004)**
Holliger, Heinz (t)air(e) (1983)
Holmes, Jeffrey Hagall (2015)*
Hosokawa, Toshio Landscape No. 1 (1992)
Matsukaze (2011)
Hurel, Philippe Pour Luigi (1994)
Tombeau in Memoriam G. Grisey (1999)
Hurtado, Jose-Luis Diptico (2010)*
Lasciare (2007)
Iglesia, Daniel Contrapositve Antidote (2008)*
Iannotta, Clara Clangs (2012)*
Jacobs, Ed A Function of Memory (2001)
Jodlowski, Pierre Mécano 1 (2004)
This Leads to an Emotional Stasis (2014)*
Kagel, Mauricio Con Voce (1972)
Match (1964)
Sur scène (1959-60)
Klemperer, Ofir A Love Song (2007)
Kranebitter, Matthias Pack the Box (2013)
Kreppein, Ulrich Abendlied (2008)*
Lachenmann, Helmut Trio Fluido (1966)
Pression (1968)
Lang, Bernhard DW 16, Songbook 1 (2004)**
Lanza, Mauro Aschenblume (2002)**
Lazkano, Ramon Ceux à Qui (2014)**
Lehman, Steve Khalid (2012)*
Lerdahl, Fred Oboe Quartet (2002)
Leroux, Philippe Continuo(ns) (1994)
Levine, Josh L’abîme (2016)*
Levy, Fabien a propos (2008)**
Après tout (2012)**
Lewis, George Mnemosis (2012)*
Liza, Lim Songs Found in Dream (2005)
Lucier, Alvin Silver Streetcar for the Orchestra (1988)
Lunsqui, Alexandre Ligare (2003)
Kineticstudies (2010)*
Ruptura(s) (2004)
Topografia Index 3A (2008)*
Topografia Index 2 (2009)*
Maier, Stefan Territories III (2007)*
Malpica, Pedro Taripakuy (2007)
Mantovani, Bruno Bug (1998)
Messiaen, Olivier Quartet for the End of Time (1941)
Mincek, Alex Poco a Poco (2008)
Nucleus (2010)
Color – Form – Line: II (2011)
it conceals within itself (2012)
Morales, Hugo Tonewood (2011)
Motsch, Florent Al margen de las margenes (2011)*
Murail, Tristan Le fou a pattes bleues (1990)***
Clohes d’adieu, et un soirire… (1992)
Les Ruines circulaires (2006)
Seven Lakes Drive (2006)
Attracteurs étranges (1992)
Liber Fulguralis (2008)**
Nakatani, Toru 4_1/128_1 (2007) **
Nielsen, Lewis …in terra aliena… (2015)*
Neuwirth, Olga Akroate Hadal (1995)**
Hooloomooloo (1997)
…ad aduras…in Memoriam H. (1999)
incidendo/ fluido (2000)***
torsion: transparent variation (2001)
In Nacht und Eis (2007)**
un posto nell’acqua (Herman Melville-Skizze) (2009)**
spazio elastico (2005)
Weariness Heals All Wounds I (2014)
Niculescu, Stefan Sincronie No. 4 (1987)**
Nieder, Fabio Sogno 10 lundei (2005)**
Nono, Luigi ”Hay que caminar” soñando (1989)
Nordin, Jesper calm like a bomb (2000)
Nørgård, Per Spell (1973)
Norman, Andrew Sabina (2013)
Parra, Hector String Trio (2006)**
Stress Tensor (2009/2011)
Partch, Harry Barstow, arr. Ben Johnston
Partch, Harry & Marc Sabat November 15, 1935 – Leaving Santa Barbara (2007)
Pesson, Gerard Vexierbilder II (2003)**
Pintscher, Matthias in nomine (1999)
Pluta, Sam Machine Language (2012)
Poppe, Enno Holz (2000)**
Speicher (2013)*
Prabowo, Tony Study No. 1 (2010)*
Rands, Bernard Scherzi (1974)
Reich, Steve New York Counterpoint (1985)
Violin Phase (1967)
Rihm, Wolfgang Klavierstuck No.4 (1974)
Romitelli, Fausto Nell’alto dei giorni immobili (1990)**
La sabbia del tempo (1991)**
Golfi d’Ombra (1993)**
Blood on the Floor, Painting 1986 (2000) **
Professor Bad Trip (2000)**
Domeniche alla periferia dell’impero (2000)**
Amok Koma (2001)**
Trash TV Trance (2002)**
An Index of Metals (2003)**
Rzewski, Frederic Lost and Found (1984)
Qu, Xiaosong Ji No. 7: Motionless Water (1997)
Sabat, Marc 3 Chorales for Harry Partch (1993)
Scelsi, Giacinto String Quartet No. 4 (1964)
Ko-Lho (1966)
Schoenberg, Arnold Pierrot Lunaire, Op. 21 (1912)
Sciarrino, Salvatore De la Nuit (1971)
Anamorfosi (1981)
L’Opera per Flauto, vol. 1 (1990)
Omaggio a Burri (1995)
Infinito Nero (1998)
Schafer, Dominque Jeu-Parti (2008)
Shapey, Ralph Evocation No. 2 (1979)
Shepherd, Sean Lumens (2005)
These Particular Circumstances (2009)
Sorensen, Bent Funeral Procession (1989)
The Deserted Churchyards (1990)
Stahnke, Manfred Frankfurt Music Box (2003)**
Steiger, Rand A Menacing Plume (2011)*
awhirl (2008)
Elliott’s Instruments (2010)
Résonateur (2005)
Stockhausen, Karlheinz Sonatine (1951)
Zyklus Nr. 9 (1959)
Kontakte (1960)
Mikrophonie I (1964)
Tierkreis (1975)
Stravinsky, Igor Suite Italienne (after Pergolesi) (1933)
Stroppa, Marco Ossia: Seven Strophes on a Literary Drone (2005)**
Takasugi, Steven Strange Autumn (2004)***
Sideshow (2015)
Diary of a Lung (2006-07, rev. 2016-17)
Takemitsu, Toru Rocking Mirror Daybreak (1983)
Tarantino, Todd Cap Malheureux (2012)
Tenney, James Ergodos II (1964)
Koan (1977)
Thomalla, Hans Capriccio (2012)*
Thomas, Augusta Read Caprice (2005)
Tidrow, Thierry Né a l’envers (2008)
Trapani, Christopher Waterlines (2012)*
Tutschku, Hans Under (2013)*
periods of existence (2016)
codification-memory (2017)*
Twining, Toby 9:11 Blues (2003)
Vanoni, Gabriele Septet (2008)*
Van Herck, Bert Adese (2008)*
Intertwinded (2010)*
Verlingieri, Gianluca Alchymiae (2009)*
Vincze, Davour-Branimir Inflection Point (2011)
Vivier, Claude Paramirabo (1978)
Vosecek, Simon Mouses (2012)
Wang, Jen Valence (2012)*
Webern, Anton Satz (1925)
Widmann, Jorg Fantasie (1993)
Wubbels, Eric Tautology and Translation (2012)*
Wuorinen, Charles Percussion Duo (1979)
Piano Trio (1983)
Fast Fantasy (1977)
An Orbicle of Jasp (1999)
Wyner, Yehudi Refrain (2012)
Wyschnegradsky, Ivan String Quartet No. 2 (1931)
Xenakis, Iannis Persephassa (1969)
Charisma (1971)
Embellie (1981)
Kassandra (1987)
Yayalar, Tolga Teraneler (2006)
Zimmermann, Bernd Alois Sonata for Cello Solo (1960)
Ziporyn, Evan Speak, At-Man! (2006)
Zorn, John Rugby (1983)
Le Mômo (1999)
Bateau Ivre (2011)*
Orphee (2004)
Temptations of St Anthony (2012)***
Missa Sine Voces (2012)*
Candlemas Eve (2016)*
Il n’y a plus de firmament (2014)
Oviri (2014)
All Hallows Eve (2012)
Zuraj, Vito Deuce (2008)**


“…a vital part of the New York contemporary-classical scene.”
-New York Times

“Championing works like these, and playing them with a compelling lucidity, are precisely what Talea Ensemble does best.”
-New York Times

“The Talea musicians moved through Mr. Boulez”s music — even works from his most severe period — with astonishing fluidity and warmth.”
-New York Times

“A flexible group that champions toothy modern works and plays them with a compelling lucidity…”
-New York Times

“…meticulously prepared and compellingly rendered.”
-New York Times

“…played with teeming energy and precise control.”
-New York Times

“…the Talea Ensemble gave a fierce performance of Fausto Romitelli’s Professor Bad Trip, a phantasmagorical sprawl of oozing timbres and howling psychedelic guitar.”
-New York Times

“…immeasurably enriched New York’s new-music scene in recent seasons, not least because the commitment with which they embrace even the most forbidding scores makes everything they do communicative.”
-TimeOut New York

“The Talea Ensemble makes modernist music not just accessible but positively engaging through its combination of commanding virtuosity and infectious commitment.”
-TimeOut New York

“…the stage often resembled the site of an athletic event, host to a blindingly high notes-per-measure quotient, fast tempos and a number of special effects. It was a demanding musical gauntlet.”
-Musical America

“…the audience seemed to relish the genre, cheering enthusiastically for every work.”
-Musical America



Alex Lipowski
Executive Director

& Fundraising

Zach Sheets
Development Director


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