David Del Tredici has a champion in pianist Marc Peloquin who will premiere a major new work for solo piano-Many Hands-on September 7, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia. Many Hands is a virtuoso exploration of the outer reaches of piano technique. The work includes every possibility of hand simultaneities--that is to say music for left hand alone, right hand alone (very rare!), as well as the conventional two hands together (however the composer does not ask the pianist to play with his nose--a "trick" attributed to the young J.S. Bach) . The program also includes Peloquin-Del Tredici favorites: the pianistic terror S/M Ballade (commissioned by Peloquin) and the recent autobiographical work in four movements entitled, Late in the Game.
Celebrating more than a decade of collaboration, Del Tredici credits Peloquin with seducing him to compose again for his first love--the piano. Del Tredici has said about Marc "his personal radiance, superior technique and musical imagination drew me in. I am forever in his debt”.
A New York Times critic has said "Marc Peloquin’s energetic approach yielded a performance that was refreshing and alive. Individual lines rang out with remarkable definition and clarity.” "An innovative ivory tickler" declared Time Out, Marc Peloquin has appeared in a wide range of venues such as The Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum, Town Hall, Bargemusic, the Kennedy Center, The Chicago Cultural Center, The Gardner Museum and the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City. He has recorded for the Albany, C.R.I. and Naxos labels and is the founder and curator of the KeyedUp Music Project concert series in New York City which is celebrating its eighth season.