Alan Markowitz – BSO Board Member and Composer
Alan Markowitz has been composing music since he was 12 years old. Alan believes in composing music that is simple, direct, elegant and accessible to both the listener and the performer. His greatest compliment is to hear that his music has opened the heart. Although he holds a degree in music, Alan does not consider himself an academically trained composer but someone who composes as a deep inner personal experience.
In recent years Alan has created a opus of recorded improvisations; Piano Works 2004-2008 and The Road to Kyoto. Two selections from those works have recently been transcribed from the recorded improvisation to print music. In addition to piano compositions, Alan has composed for piano and voice, piano and clarinet, clarinet, a symphony and a one-act opera.