CLARICE ASSAD


UPCOMING COMMISSIONS

- Fundação OSESP: I'm very excited to announce that I have been commissioned by OSESP to write an overture for the orchestra's 2013 season. Also, the Harris Guitar Foundation is funding a new concerto for guitar and chamber orchestra, to be premiered in 2014.

Albany Symphony Commission:
Clarice Assad will serve as the orchestra’s Composer-Educator partner, curating a major educational project with a local school during her residency, and will join the orchestra for a performance of her Concerto for Scat-Singer, Piano and Orchestra in May. The season's opening concert will feature a newly commissioned work by Ms. Assad.

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About Clarice

Obsessive and passionate composer, arranger, orchestrator, singer and multi-instrumentalist who treats work as play…(Visit Bio Page For MORE)
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Up To?

Back home in NY, gearing up for another week recording the final moments of my upcoming CD and finishing up my latest orchestral score. Later this month my uncle Odair & my father Sergio will perform in Las Vegas. We will perform as a trio, which is something I've been enjoying doing very much lately.


WHAT'S IN THE WORKS..

Working around the clock to get my latest album up and running! 11 tracks featuring over 40 musicians from all around the globe !

LATEST

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CLARICE AT THE HARRISON HOUSE

To work on a new commission from Fundação OSESP, a rhapsodic overture for full orchestra to open the 2013 season, and teach the VOXPLORATION workshop.
PHOTOS


NEW MUSIC FOR THE GUITAR: WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Project Background:

The Award recipient(s) will receive an original piece of music, 8-10 minutes in duration, written exclusively for them by composer, pianist and singer Clarice Assad.  The winning soloist or group will have the sole right to premiere and record the piece, and will work collaboratively with the composer on every aspect of the composition.   READ MORE


MEET THE Guitarists

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ALIEKSEY VIANA


Only rarely do we find an artist with the range of musicianship of Aliéksey Vianna. He is equally at home performing classical guitar solos, concerti, chamber works, jazz and Brazilian music with unique artistry and a technical expertise that are compelling to critics and the general public alike... Read More
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CECILIO PERERA

Cecilio Perera was born in Mérida, Yucatan, in October, 1983. He begins the formal studies of the Classic Guitar at the age of 9 years under the trusteeship of his brother Pedro Perera who teached to him the technique adapted for the instrument as well as the reading of the musical score for guitar and how to play exercises and studies of composers like Sor, Giulliani, Carulli, Tarrega and Brouwer among others… Read More
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Gaëlle Solal

Born in Marseilles (France) in 1978, Gaëlle began the guitar at age of 6 with René Bartoli. With 14, she won three gold medals at the Conservatoire de Marseilles and as the best student of all instruments, was awarded the Prix de la Ville de Marseille... Read More
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CONNIE SHEU


Praised as “a gifted guitarist whose energetic, thoughtful and artistic playing is wonderfully compelling and dynamic" (Sharon Isbin), Dr. Connie Sheu is a performer, teacher, and advocate of classical guitar. Her playing has been hailed by the New York Sun as “excellent, ruminative... scholarly." Read More
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JOSÉ ANTONIO ESCOBAR

José Antonio Escobar (b. 1973) is one of the most distinguished and versatile classical guitar soloists of his generation worldwide, drawing attention through a perfect balance between his intense musical expression and his vast knowledge of the various musical styles and periods... Read More
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MAREK PASIECZNY


Award winning guitarist and composer Marek Pasieczny (*1980) is one of the most popular contemporary polish composers and guitarists of the younger generation... Read More

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BE A PART OF MY NEW ALBUM!


CALL FOR FEMALE SPEAKING VOICES

PROJECT BACKGROUND:
I am currently working on my new album ("OF BIRDS AND FLOWERS") to be released sometime this year on Adventure Music. Over 40 musicians are participating in this 13 track album. We need speaking female voices saying the word "NO" in their native languages. This is a track I will sing with Sofia Rei.
CLICK HERE TO PARTICIPATE


A GOOD START IN 2013 !

There is so so much to be grateful for, and I would love to start out by thanking the magnificent mandolinist Alon Sariel and the fantastic quartet (Kana Sugimura, Aleksandra Szurgot - Violins Anna Szulc-Kapala - Viola) for their unbelievably great performance of my piece OBRIGADO for mandolin and strings. OBRIGADO is not enough ! :)


OFF THE CLIFF


SUITE FOR LOWER STRINGS


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New Century's Clever Solos for the Seasons


BY DAVID BRATMAN
San Francisco Classical Voice
"Regular NCCO composer Clarice Assad provided an equally clever show with a work cheekily titled Suite for Lower Strings, based on themes of Bach. The kick in the title lies in its dismissal of the upper strings, the violins, even though the full string orchestra played. Read More
BY STEPHEN SMOLIAR
Examiner.com
An even more ambitious concerto grosso was Clarice Assad’s suite for lower strings. This turned the tables on Vivaldi’s prioritizing the violin by allocating all of the solo work to individual violas and cellos (along with the one NCCO bass), employing the entire violin section only for purposes of accompaniment. Assad’s suite “made up the difference,” which allowed Salerno-Sonnenberg to make her claim that everyone got a solo turn. It also provided an opportunity for an ironic twist on music history. READ MORE
BY RICHARD SCHEININ
TRI-VALLEY TIMES
"The program's first half closed with the Suite for Lower Strings based on themes by Bach, by Brazilian-born Clarice Assad, who was New Century's featured composer during its 2008-09 season. It's an inventive and lively piece, grabbing fragments of melodies from the master, splicing and dovetailing them, creating something shimmery and festive… "


CLARICE ASSAD & KEITA OGAWA:


CLARICE ASSAD'S VOXPLORATIONS: A UNIQUE VOCAL IMPROVISATION WORKSHOP