Program Books/Alex Brown

Alex Brown


The New York Times says pianist and composer Alex Brown plays “with a crystalline touch and a worldly approach.” In 2021, Brown released his second album as a leader, The Dark Fire Sessions. He can also be heard on Grammy Award-winning albums with Paquito D’Rivera and Brian Lynch. Brown has performed and recorded with artists including Yo-Yo Ma, Dafnis Prieto, Chris Thile, Christian McBride, Sean Jones, War­ren Wolf, the Imani Winds, and David Shifrin. In 2022, Brown collaborated with San Francisco-based rapper Andre Nickatina in a project reimagining Nickatina’s music for string orchestra. He has composed music for film as well as commercial campaigns for Orbitz, Zimmermann, Omega, and Vogue. Brown has served as a visiting professor at the Peabody Institute of The John Hopkins University as well as the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music.