&Now 2015: Blast Radius has ended

Vicki Ray

Described as “phenomenal and fearless,” pianist Vicki Ray has premiered countless works by today’s leading composers. She was a longtime member of the award-winning California E.A.R. Unit and is a founding member of Piano Spheres. Head of keyboard studies at California Institute of the Arts, Ray has appeared in numerous international festivals and is a faculty member at Bang On a Can Festival at MASS MoCA. Performing regularly with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, her widely varied career runs from Boulez to Reich, Wadada Leo Smith to Beethoven. Notable recordings include the first Canadian disc of Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire, the premiere recordings of Reich’s You Are (Variations) and Daniel Variations, and the first recording of Cage’s Europeras 3
and 4. Recent releases include Cage’s The Ten Thousand Things, nominated for a 2013 Grammy. Ray’s compositions have been recently heard in Chicago, Pittsburgh, and at the Hear Now festival in Los Angeles.

My Speakers Sessions

Saturday, March 28