Revered pianist Michael Mizrahi will release his sophomore album of solo piano works, Currents, on March 25th via New Amsterdam Records. The album brings together six impeccably performed and recorded new American piano works, almost all written specifically with Mizrahi’s singular sound and approach in mind, and featuring composers Sarah Kirkland Snider, Troy Herion, Mark Dancigers, Asha Srinivasan, Missy Mazzoli, and Patrick Burke. As with Mizrahi’s widely acclaimed New Amsterdam debut The Bright Motion (2012), Currents showcases the continued vitality of the piano’s exceptionally rich musical heritage while exploring its capability to express the most contemporary of musical ideas. The result is a significant addition to the solo piano repertory of the 21st century that, as the title suggests, embodies movement forward — building on the great piano works of the past while propelling the solo piano repertoire ahead in a new and energized direction.
Joining Mizrahi as a special guest will be acclaimed violinist Michi Wiancko, performing a fascinating and dynamic set of solo violin works by Paula Matthusen, Salvatore Sciarrino, and Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber, Christopher Adler, and Andrew Norman. Wiancko and Mizrahi will also join forces to present a special collaborative performance.