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Jay Sorse

Guitar

Jay Sorse

A guitarist noted for his unique blend of refinement, intensity, and virtuosic technique, Jay Sorce has performed nationally and internationally as soloist and chamber musician. Jay is a founding member of Hypercube, an ensemble of guitar, piano, percussion and saxophone, and of Sorce/Lodge Duo, a piano and guitar duo. Jay is committed to expanding the role of guitar as a chamber instrument and champions the music of living composers. He has premiered and commissioned hundreds of new works by composers including Eric Wubbels, Nicholas Deyoe, Alexandre Lunsqui, Michael Fiday and Juan Trigos among many others. 
Recent projects include ensemble residencies with Columbia University, Bowling Green University, and NYU Steinhardt, concerts with Hypercube and the International Contemporary Ensemble, including appearances at the Dimenna Center (NYC) and the Johnstone Fund for New Music (Columbus, OH).
Jay’s concerto appearances include Luca Francesconi’s A Fuoco (Ensemble/Parallax(, Malcolm Arnorld’s Guitar Concerto (Symphony Orchestra of Guanajuato), and Juan Trigos’ Ricercare VI (Stony Brook Contemporary Chamber Players) as well as recent appearances with the Adelphi Symphony Orchestra and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. 
Jay’s creative work focuses on music for guitar and electronics, in addition to solo works, Jay’s collaborative projects include Fossil Record, a duo with electronic musician Drake Andersen and KillDry, a duo project with composer Nicholas Deyoe.
Jay is a recipient of the Toccata Award from the Aaron Brock Foundation, the Manhattan School of Music Excellence Award, as well as full-tuition scholarships from the University of Arizona, and Stony Brook University. 
Jay is a graduate of Manhattan School of Music, University of Arizona, and Stony Brook University, where he completed his Doctor of Musical Arts degree. He is a faculty member at Adelphi University. 

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