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Jerry Kuderna

Roger Sessions 5 Pieces for PianoRobert Helps Music for the Left HandAllan Crossmann Sonata fLux US PremiereMartin Boykan Bagatelles ‘with a little help from my friendsplus works by Ross Bauer, Richard Swift, Laurie San Martin, and Herb BielawaJerry Kuderna received his initial training in piano and conducting in Denver with Antonia Brico. While studying the music of Webern and Schoenberg with Rudolf Kolisch he performed works by the 2nd Viennese school with soprano Bethany Beardslee. He has premiered works by American composers including Milton Babbitt, Richard Swift, Alden Jenks, Robert Helps, Richard Swift, and Herb Bielawa, whose concerto Discorso he performed with Sounds New in 2005. In January 2006 he gave the West Coast Premiere of Elliott Carters Piano Concerto with the Berkeley Symphony under the baton of George Thomson.