Bruce Wolosoff is a composer and pianist whose work has been recognized for the way it integrates modern, classical, jazz, and blues together into "an authentic American voice".
In recent years, Wolosoff has been composing music in response to visual art. "Astonomer's Key", inspired by the artwork of Milton Resnick, was commissioned by the Roswell Artists in Residence Foundation for the Montage Music Society in celebration of the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program's 50th Anniversary. “The Loom”, inspired by the watercolors of Eric Fischl, was commissioned by the Eroica Trio and premiered by them at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. “for April” a work for cello and piano inspired by the charcoal drawings of April Gornik was recorded by Wolosoff with the Eroica Trio’s cellist Sara Sant'Ambrogio and released as part of a book of Ms. Gornik’s drawings. All three of these works have been recorded by the Montage Music Society, released January 2019.
In July 2018, Bruce Wolosoff’s “Concerto for Cello and Orchestra” was recorded in London by Sara Sant’Ambrogio and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Grzegorz Nowak. This recording will be commercially released on October 18th, 2019 (Click here to pre-order )
A frequent collaborator in the field of dance, Wolosoff has collaborated with choreographer Ann Reinking on two ballets for Thodos Dance Chicago. “The White City” was named "Best Dance of 2011" by the Chicago Sun-Times. “A Light in the Dark”, based on the story of Helen Keller and Ann Sullivan, premiered in March 2013 and a film version of the ballet received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Achievement for Arts Programming. Wolosoff’s recording “Darkling, I Listen” is being used for a new Ann Reinking ballet based on the life of John Keats.
An accomplished pianist as well, Bruce Wolosoff received early acclaim for a recording of piano music by Busoni. More recently, he has performed and recorded his own compositions, including "Shenandoah Variations", “Many Worlds", "Four Blues", and "Darkling, I Listen”, all of which are available internationally. Wolosoff’s discography also includes “Songs without Words” (18 divertimenti for String Quartet), on Naxos American Classics.