Aleck Karis is a highly regarded American pianist, especially well known for his work in contemporary American music.He obtained his bachelor's degree from the Manhattan School of Music and his masters from the Juilliard School in New York, and teaches piano at the University of California San Diego.
He lists his main teachers as Artur Balsam, Beveridge Webster, and William Daghlian.Although his repertory extends over the three centuries of piano music, he is best known for his work as pianist for such groups as Speculum Musicae, the Contemporary Music Group, the League-ISCM Chamber Players, and SONOR.
With these and other modern-oriented groups he has played in such works as Sollberger's Angel and Song; Mamlock's Panta Rhei for piano trio; David Rakowski's Imaginary Dances; Wuorinen's Percussion Symphony; Babbitt's Arie da Capo and Groupwise; Crumb's Songs, Drones, and Refrains of Death; Lalo Schifrin's The Nick of Time; Jacob Druckman's Nor Spell nor Charm; William Kraft's Gallery 83; Wolpe's Oboe Quartet and Quintet with Voice; Rand Steiger's Double Concerto for piano and percussion; Poul Ruders' The Veils and Karl Aage Rasmussen's Movements on a Moving Line.
Karis has recorded for Deutsche Grammophon, Composers Recordings Inc., Bridge Records, Centaur, Nonesuch, and Koch International. As an accompanist his credits include the complete vocal music of Eliot Carter on the Bridge label, Laura Clayton's Cree Songs, and Tobias Picker's Romance for violin and piano.
His solo piano recordings include an unusually programmed release on Bridge featuring music of Fryderyk Chopin, Elliott Carter, and Robert Schumann, Roger Reynold's Variations for solo piano, a set of Mozart sonatas on Bridge, Eleanor Cory's Apertures, and the complete piano music (1911 - 1942) of Igor Stravinsky.
He has performed in concert with the New York's Y Chamber Symphony, St. Luke's Chamber Orchestra, the Richmond Symphony, and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and with various major symphony orchestras of the U.
S. He has received a solo recitalist's fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and two Fromm Foundation grants "in recognition of his commitment to music of our time." ~ Joseph Stevenson, All Music Guide
PhotosNo additional photos.
Frequently Asked Questions
BOOKING Aleck Karis
How to book Aleck Karis?Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Aleck Karis for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at AAE Music represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire musicians, bands, or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Aleck Karis, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Aleck Karis or any other artist of your choice.
How much does it cost to book Aleck Karis?Booking fees for Aleck Karis, or any other artist, singer, or celebrity, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of the performance, and the location of the event. Booking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Aleck Karis, please fill out our booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
Who is the agent for Aleck Karis?AAE Music has successfully secured celebrity talent like Aleck Karis for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service artist booking agency, we have access to virtually any artist, singer, or performer in the world. Our artist booking agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the musician or band of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Aleck Karis for your next private or corporate event.
What is a full-service talent booking agency?AAE Music, the music division of speaker bureau and celebrity booking agency All American Entertainment, acts as a "buyers agent" in the artist booking process. We exclusively represent talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure an artist, musician, band, or musical duo for performances, personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Aleck Karis or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Aleck Karis or any other artist or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please visit How We Work.
Aleck Karis performs music and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, or other music performances. The estimated booking fee range to book Aleck Karis for your event, Please Contact. Aleck Karis has more than 7.8K listeners worldwide and really knows how to entertain your audience. Similar artists are . Contact AAE Music agency for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Aleck Karis for an upcoming event.
This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of popular musicians and bands to consider for performances at corporate events, fundraising galas, or university events. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.
All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any artist or celebrity on this site. AAE Music is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.
If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.