Bruce Brubaker has performed Mozart with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Philip Glass on the BBC and is a frequent performer at New York City’s Le Poisson Rouge. He has recorded for ECM, Bedroom Community, and Arabesque, and his notable released include the Drones album with Nico Muhly and Piano Songs with Meredith Monk and Ursula Oppens.
Brubaker trained at the Juilliard School, where he received the school’s highest award, the Edward Steuermann Prize, upon graduation. At Juilliard, where he taught from 1995 to 2004, he has appeared in public conversations with Philip Glass, Milton Babbitt, and Meredith Monk. Brubaker has given master classes and forums at the Juilliard School, the Royal College of Music in London, Helsinki’s Sibelius Academy, Columbia University, the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and the École Normale in Paris. Brubaker’s articles about music have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Piano Quarterly, and Chamber Music magazine. Bruce also taught Francesco Tristano and they occasionally performed together in NYC. This fruitful relationship led to InFiné inviting Bruce to Poitiers in 2012 to the annual Workshop InFiné festival to record the album in the auditorium.
“Glass’s famous arpeggios are, in Bruce’s hands, either gossamer or strict, which is precisely how those structures are meant to behave. An arpeggio should be like a harmonic scaffolding a “broken” version of a chord that is somehow stronger than a solid version of the same. It can be a spider’s web, a spun-sugar sculpture, or a steel infrastructure. Bruce teases out all interpretations, giving the music a thrilling and changing surface, all over its static and reassuring core.” – Nico Mulhy (Composer)
US Tour Date
9/17 @ Le Poisson Rouge – New York, NY