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Jack Gjaja

Jack Gjaja

Jack Gjaja (age 17) is a composer and pianist from New York City. Their works include pieces for small chamber ensembles, solos, and electronic soundscapes. They draw inspiration from the subway, trees, poetry, and dizziness. Recently, Jack explored composing for voice in a commission for contralto with Intersection for LISTEN, and a trio for the Wildflower Composers Festival. They have studied composition and piano with Mary Kouyoumdjian, David Bird, Tamar Muskal, Elena Leonova, and Adrienne Kim. Jack has performed in Montreal, Rovinj, Cremona, Bennington, and New York. They look forward to joining Kaufman’s Face the Music Program in the fall.