Having returned to California after many years in Hong Kong, composer and pianist Alexis Alrich’s music is influenced by West Coast Minimalism, French Impressionism, Asian music and American roots music. Her Marimba Concerto was performed by Evelyn Glennie and the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong and was released on a Naxos CD in 2020. Her erhu concerto Song of Eternal Regret was performed with soloist Xu Hui in Shanghai, China by the Shanghai Chinese Orchestra. Choral compositions include Canticle of the Sun, premiered by Schola Cantorum in San Francisco, and Maine Suite for large mixed chorus, commissioned by the American Composers Forum. Other recent compositions include Sierra Rhapsody for piano and orchestra, Water Colors for oboe and strings, String Quartet No. 3 and Muse of Fire for percussion quartet. Ms. Alrich taught music composition in the Preparatory Division of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music for 18 years and was a founding member and pianist for the San Francisco Composers Chamber Orchestra. Her music is published by Alto Productions in Bristol, England. She is now teaching piano and composition in the Sierra foothills town of Grass Valley.
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