“Eyes Wide Open” is the latest commission by The Debussy Trio for works by noted American Composers It receives its world premiere on this program.

Critics describe GRAMMY® nominated Gernot Wolfgang as a “master composer with important things to communicate to his listeners” (David DeBoor Canfield/Fanfare) and a composer with a “winning sonic arsenal” (Donald Rosenberg/Gramophone), while jazz legend Dave Brubeck characterized Gernot’s music as being of “unconventional beauty.”

Gernot has so far received more than 40 commissions from individuals and organizations such as the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (2006 and 2015), the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, the Jazz Festival of the European Broadcasting Union, Los Angeles Philharmonic principals, the Verdehr Trio & Michigan State University, the Debussy Trio, Martha’s Vineyard Chamber Music Society, Oesterreichische Kammersymphoniker and Jazz Bigband Graz (Austria). Gernot Wolfgang also works as an orchestrator in the film and TV music industry. He is currently associate artistic director of “HEAR NOW – A Festival of New Music by Contemporary Los Angeles Composers.”

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