Come watch and learn as Alon Nechushtan instructs CCC piano students in a masterclass setting before his evening concert.
“Nechushtan is a talent to watch, with a surfeit of ideas, an unbridled spirit and bold, two fisted sense of architecture” —Downbeat Magazine
Alon Nechushtan’s musical adventures have brought him to far corners such as the Yokohama Festival Japan with his contemporary compositions, The Sao-Paolo Brazil Jewish Music Festival with his Quintet Talat, Manila with his concerto for the Philippine Symphony Orchestra, and The Tel Aviv New Music Biennale with his Compositions for Ensemble Music Nova.
Nechushtan has performed in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Central Park Summer Stage, The Blue Note Jazz Club, and The Kennedy Center with his projects as both a bandleader and composer. Alon studied composition with Michael Gandolfi, orchestration with Lee Hyla and additional composition lessons with Lukas Foss at the B.U., with John Harbison & Louis Karchin, at June In Buffalo Composition Masterclasses with Fredrick Rjewski, Pierre Boulez; piano with Fred Hersch, Paul Bley, Ran Blake, Danilo Perez; big band and jazz composition with Bob Brookmeyer, and improvisation with Jerry Bergonzy, Bob Moses, George Garzone, Henry Threadgill and Uri Caine. Nechushtan has released over 10 solo recordings on various leading recording labels:
Enja (Germany), MGN (Netherlands), Tzadik (USA), BuckyBall (USA), Creative Sources
(Portugal), Between the Lines (Netherland), Ayler (Sweden).