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Bruce Adolphe


Bruce Adolphe

Composer Bruce Adolphe is the "Piano Puzzler" on American Public Media's Performance Today hosted by Fred Child. A cross between Car Talk and Will Shortz's Puzzles, Bruce and Fred talk informally about the musical issues raised by Adophe's comic compositions. He is also resident lecturer and director of family concerts for The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, where he introduces every concert from the stage of Alice Tully Hall.

Adolphe is composer-in-residence at the Brain and Creativity Institute in LA, artistic director of Off the Hook Arts in Colorado, and creative director of the Learning Maestros. Performers of Bruce's music include Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman, Joshua Bell, Daniel Hope, Fabio Luisi, Brentano Quartet, and 60 orchestras worldwide. Bruce is the author of three books, including The Mindís Ear (OUP). He has recorded for Sony and Naxos, and is a Fellow of the Salzburg Global Seminar. His first visit to Music Mondays was in 2012.