Robert Baksa

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Robert Baksa


Robert Baksa (b. 7 February 1938, Bronx, New York) is an American composer.

Mr. Baksa studied at the University of Arizona where he received a bachelor’s degree in 1959. His works include the operas Aria de Capo, premiered at the Lake George Opera Festival, and Red Carnations, commissioned by Lincoln Center for the Metropolitan Opera Studio. Among artists who have performed his works are the Bronx Arts Ensemble, Paquito D'Rivera, the St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble, and the Sylvan Winds. He was composed over 500 works over the course of his career. Most of his music is reminiscent of the Romantic era in the use of melody, harmonic language, and structural form.

The composer makes his home in Columbia County in the Mid Hudson Valley where he serves as New Music Coordinator and Composer in Residence for the Pleshakov Music Center.

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