About Alon Nechushtan

Alon Nechushtan’s music adventures has brought him to various far corners of the globe such as the Yokohama ‘Rejoicing Sounds’ Festival in Japan with his contemporary orchestral compositions, The Manila Cultural Center of the Arts, with his Clarinet Concerto for the Philippines Philharmonic Orchestra, The Sao-Paolo Brazil Jewish Music Festival with his groove based Quintet Talat, Toronto and Montreal with his words beyond Jazz Trio and Tel Aviv New Music Biannale with his Compositions for Large Ensemble.

Resident of New York City, Alon has performed in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Jazz @ Lincoln Center, Central Park Summer Stage, The Blue Note Jazz Club and the Kennedy Center with his projects as a band leader of various groups or as an in demand sideman. in October 2015 the kennedy Center has commissioned from Alon Nechushtan a new piece for Billy Strayhorn Centennial Celebration, following by a Far East tour in China and Philippines, along with Jazz Festivals in Belo Horizonte-Brazil, Israel. In 2017 the Smithsonian Museum in Washington D.C has commissioned from Alon Nechushtan a new program of Thelonious Monk’s less known compositions.

All About Jazz magazine called him “A fantastic pianist-composer with abundant chemistry and boundless eclecticism”, while DownBeat Magazine recognizes “A talent to watch, with a surfeit of ideas, an unbridled spirit and bold,two-fisted sense of Architecture”.

Alon has written for ensembles and orchestras all over the globe including The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (Philippines), The Tel-Aviv Soloist Orchestra, Musica-Nova Consort and The Contemporary Israeli String Quartet (Israel), The New England Conservatory Composers Orchestra, The New England Wind Ensemble, The M.I.T Festival Orchestra, The Slee Sinfonietta (U.S), The Yokohama Festival Orchestra (Japan), The Savassi Festival Ensemble (Brazil).

His Chamber pieces has been commissioned by Barge Music, Mise-En Ensemble, New Thread Saxophone Quartet, Imani Wind Quintet, The Israeli Contemporary String Quartet, Con Vivo Music Ensemble, Keats String Quartet, Fair Trade Trio, Caught in a snare Quartet, Tesla String Quartet, The New Vocal Ensemble, Tel Aviv Wind Quintet ,Music With A view, Radnovsky Saxophone Quartet, Euphonique Saxophone Quartet.

Alon released 10 Cds under his name on various international labels such as Tzadik, Buckyball (U.S.A), Creative Sources (Portugal), Between the Lines, Challenge (Netherlands), MGN, Enja (Germany), Future Classics (Netherland), Ayler (Sweden).

Principal Composition teachers include: Zvi Avni, Mark Kopytman, Joseph Bardanshvilli (Israel), Michael Gandolfi, Lee Heyla, Lukas Foss (U.S), Masterclasses with Fredric Rzewski, Eric Ewazen, Morton Subotnik, Pierre Boulez, John Harbison and Louis Karchin (June in Buffalo).

Alon Nechushtan

Piano, Accordion, Composition, Classical, Jazz

New York, United States
Grant Recipient

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Alon Nechushtan