Born in Bucharest, Romania, Eugene Alcalay began playing piano at the age of two and composing from the age of eight. From 1984, he studied in the USA with Leonard Bernstein. He attained bachelor degrees in piano and composition at Indiana University School of Music, and then Bernstein helped him to continue his studies at the Curtis Institute and at Juilliard.
He is currently associate professor of piano at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and has a performance career which has taken him to three continents.
Further information: www.uwplatt.edu/~alcalaye/
CD Spotlight. Striking Motifs - Eugene Alcalay plays Liszt, heard by Robert Anderson. 'Alcalay characterises this music admirably.'
Stimulating Fare - Eugene Alcalay plays Bartók, Dutilleux and Beethoven, enjoyed by Malcolm Miller
Temperament and Imagination - Alberto Portugheis enjoys a recital by the Romanian-American pianist Eugene Alcalay