Alyssa Weinberg’s music “…succeeds at the challenge of being at once contemporary and classic” (Ouest France) and contains “heavyweight emotional dimensions.” (Bachtrack) Her work is deeply influenced by collaborations with other artists from literature, dance, and visual arts.
Weinberg’s 2016/17 season includes performances and collaborations with arx duo, ensemble mise-en, Shattered Glass, So Percussion and sTem Trio. Her works have been performed by the Aizuri Quartet, Contemporaneous, Curtis 20/21 Ensemble, the Dover Quartet, Ensemble39, Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra, the Louisville Orchestra, Panic Duo, PUBLIQuartet and Sandbox Percussion, as well as musicians Ricardo Morales, Philip Setzer, and Shai Wosner, and she has received commissions from the Barnes Foundation, the Curtis Institute of Music, FringeArts and the Pennsylvania Ballet, Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival, LiveConnections, Music from Angel Fire, Nadia Sirota, and One Book One Philadelphia.
In 2013 Weinberg founded “duende,” a series for experimental music and dance in Philadelphia along with cellist Gabriel Cabezas and dancer/choreographer Chloe Felesina. The group presents events in a variety of settings and alternative venues, emphasizing equality between movement and music, with a deep exploration into the intersection of those two disciplines. Weinberg received an Artist Diploma from the Curtis Institute of Music, her M.M. in Composition from the Manhattan School of Music, and her B.M. in Composition and Theory at Vanderbilt University. Her teachers have included Richard Danielpour, Jennifer Higdon, Stan Link, David Ludwig and Michael Slayton. Weinberg began her studies as a doctoral fellow at Princeton University in the fall of 2016.