|Irwin Swack's work, "Profiles" for clarinet, violin and cello, will be performed at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Sat., Mar. 4, at 2:00 p.m.|
|Dr. Irwin Swack|
His philosophy as a composer is that melody is the messenger and that message can easily relate to audiences on any level of their musical experience. It is communicative, personal and is totally free of academic philosophies and ideologies.
His repertoire consists of two symphonies and over forty chamber music pieces. His choral work, "The Visions of Isaiah," is scored for mixed chorus and orchestra.
Some of his critical reviews are as follows: "'The Sonata for Flute and Piano' is lyrical, evocative and is transparently scored with many beautiful ideas." --Lehman, "The American Record Guide." "His 'Fantasie Concertante' for string orchestra, recorded with the Krakow Radio Symphony Orchestra, is a beauty." In 1997, he won the Zoltan Kodaly International Competition with his "String Quartet No. 4."
Some of his teachers were: Henry Cowell, Gunther Schuller, and Vittorio Giannini. Degrees: Cleveland Institute of Music, Juilliard, Northwestern University School of Music, and Columbia University. Publishers: Shawnee Press and Theodore Presser. Rental: Carl Fischer and ECS Publishing. Recordings: Centaur, Opus One, CRS, and Living Artist Recordings labels. Memberships: ASCAP, American Music Center, SCI, and Living Music. He is also a winner of the ASCAP Standard Award for seventeen consecutive years. Scores and CD's are archived at Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. Scores can be perused at the American Music Center in New York City.