Competition: US & Canada
Education: Columbia University
Alex Mincek is a New York-based composer and performer. He studied composition with Tristan Murail and Fred Lerdahl at Columbia University (DMA) and with Nils Vigeland at the Manhattan School of Music (MA).
Mincek’s music has been programmed at many prestigious venues and international festivals, including Carnegie Hall, Miller Theatre, the Strasbourg Musica Festival, Festival Présences of Radio France in Dijon, Voix Nouvelles at the Abbaye de Royaumont in Paris, Festival des Musiques Démesurées in Clermont-Ferrand, the Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt (IMD), Unerhörte Musik in Berlin, the Contempuls Festival in Prague, and the Ostrava New Music Days in the Czech Republic.
Mincek has collaborated with wide variety of ensembles, including the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Les Percussions de Strasbourg, the Janacek Philharmonic, the New Mendelssohn Chamber Orchestra—Leipzig, Ensemble Cairn, Ensemble Le Balcon, Ensemble Linea, Ensemble XXI, Wet Ink Ensemble, SEM Ensemble, Present Music, Talea Ensemble, Dal Niente, Yarn/Wire, Mivos and the JACK Quartet. Mincek’s music has also been recognized through commissions and awards from major arts institutions such as the French Ministry of Culture, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, ASCAP, the National Endowment for the Arts, MATA, Radio France, Meet The Composer, and the Issue Project Room.
Mincek currently serves as the saxophonist, bass clarinetist, and artistic director of the Wet Ink Ensemble, a group dedicated to contemporary music, which he founded in 1998.
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