Walter Gray

Born: Seattle, WA

Performs with: Seattle Symphony

A founding member of the Kronos Quartet and the new music ensemble Quake, Walter Gray produced (and performed on) the CD Seven Mirrors, music of Chinary Ung (New World Records). He can also be heard on MOR’s recording of Laitman’s Vedem (Naxos 2011) and Schoenfield’s Camp Songs and Ghetto Songs (Naxos 2009).

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Recordings

Vedem
 
An "important release," says American Record Guide. "Laitman’s music is smooth as a glove and suits the material to a T. It is warmly and simply romantic in idiom and lets the text do the talking." Every Friday for two years between 1942 and 1944, a group of teenage boy... Read more
Camp Songs & Ghetto Songs
 
American composer and pianist Paul Schoenfield is at the keyboard for two searing, heart-piercing works commissioned by Music of Remembrance. Schoenfield gives voice to the words of two brilliant poets - one a Holocaust survivor, one murdered - and the range of their emotions through rage, bitter... Read more
For a Look or a Touch
 
Young American composer Jake Heggie and librettist Gene Scheer’s “brilliant, moving work” (American Record Guide) is based on the true story of two gay teenage lovers the Holocaust tore apart forever. With an elegiac piece for cello and string quartet, In Memoriam, by Gerard... Read more