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Aiyana Tedi Braun Composer, Pianist

Aiyana Braun (b. 1997) is a pianist and composer of orchestral, chamber, and vocal music.

She has had orchestral works performed by the New York Philharmonic at the age of 15, the Curtis Symphony Orchestra, the Berkeley Symphony, the New York Youth Symphony and De Capo Players, and she has worked with members of the New York City Ballet Orchestra, Minnesota Opera Orchestra, and many others.

Some of her most recent accolades include being selected as a Berkeley Sounds Composer Fellow for the Berkeley Symphony’s 2018-2019 Seasons where works under the mentorship of Anna Clyne. She was selected as a winner of the BMI Student Composer Awards in 2017 and she has been featured on the National Public Radio program, "From the Top.” Aiyana was also a winner of the inaugural American Composers Forum “NextNotes” Competition in 2015.

Aiyana is currently pursuing a Bachelors degree at the Curtis Institute of Music where she studies under full scholarship as the Edith Evans Braun Fellow. At Curtis she studies with Dr. Jennifer Higdon, Dr. David Ludwig, and Dr. Richard Danielpour.

Aiyana studied for four years as a composition major in the Juilliard Pre-College Division with Dr. Manuel Sosa. During that time, she worked at the New York Philharmonic’s “Very Young Composers Program” as a Teaching Artist Associate where she taught composition to young students. During this time she was also a member of the New York Youth Symphony’s Composition Program.

She has had lessons/masterclasses with Kaija Saariaho, Steven Stucky, Christopher Rouse, Libby Larsen Unsuk Chin, Caroline Shaw, Derek Bermel, Bridget Kibbey, Amy Beth Kirsten, Christopher Theofanidis, Anna Clyne, Augusta Read Thomas, Stephen Coxe, Ian Krouse, Chen Yi, and more. 

Aiyana performed her first original composition at the Marian Anderson Awards in 2008 at eleven years-old, an event honoring Dr. Maya Angelou and Mr. Norman Lear at the Kimmel Center’s Verizon Hall. This ceremony also included performances by Ben Vereen, Harry Belafonte, and the Philadelphia Orchestra.

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Upcoming Performances


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CURTIS COMPOSERS

Chamber Concert

December 7th, 2016/ 8:00 p.m.

Field Concert Hall, Curtis Institute of Music

1726 Locust Street, Philadelphia

 

 

 

CURTIS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

APRIL 2, 2016

 "ADDRESSING THE SONOROUS"

AIYANA TEDI BRAUN, COMPOSER

GOULD CONCERT HALL, 

CURTIS INSTITUTE OF MUSIC

1616 LOCUST STREET, PHILADELPHIA, PA

 

 

 

BALLET

World-premiered ballet commissioned BY THE CURTIS INSTITUTE OF MUSIC in collaboration with the Rock School for Dance Education.

APRIL 8, 2016 

"REGARDING MOVEMENT" 

AIYANA TEDI BRAUN, COMPOSER

Milton L. Rock Composition Fellow

CAPA PERFORMING ART CENTER

901 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA

 

 

 

 

FROM THE TOP

APRIL 18, 2016

“ABRASIONS” 

III. MEDITATIVE

AIYANA TEDI BRAUN, COMPOSER

NPR's From the Top performance:

http://www.fromthetop.org/musician/aiyana-braun/

Recorded in Lake Jackson, Texas at the Clarion Music Performance Center on March 4, 2016 for NPR's  "From The Top " show 321

 

 

 

YELLOW BARN

JUNE 24TH, 30TH, AND JULY 1ST 2016

NEW COMPOSER'S WORKS

AIYANA TEDI BRAUN, COMPOSER

YELLOW BARN’S CONCERT HALL

NEWFANE, VERMONT

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CURTIS COMPOSERS

Chamber Concert

December 7th, 2016/ 8:00 p.m.

Field Concert Hall, Curtis Institute of Music

1726 Locust Street, Philadelphia

 

 

 

CURTIS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

APRIL 2, 2016

 "ADDRESSING THE SONOROUS"

AIYANA TEDI BRAUN, COMPOSER

GOULD CONCERT HALL, 

CURTIS INSTITUTE OF MUSIC

1616 LOCUST STREET, PHILADELPHIA, PA

 

 

 

BALLET

World-premiered ballet commissioned BY THE CURTIS INSTITUTE OF MUSIC in collaboration with the Rock School for Dance Education.

APRIL 8, 2016 

"REGARDING MOVEMENT" 

AIYANA TEDI BRAUN, COMPOSER

Milton L. Rock Composition Fellow

CAPA PERFORMING ART CENTER

901 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA

 

 

 

 

FROM THE TOP

APRIL 18, 2016

“ABRASIONS” 

III. MEDITATIVE

AIYANA TEDI BRAUN, COMPOSER

NPR's From the Top performance:

http://www.fromthetop.org/musician/aiyana-braun/

Recorded in Lake Jackson, Texas at the Clarion Music Performance Center on March 4, 2016 for NPR's  "From The Top " show 321

 

 

 

YELLOW BARN

JUNE 24TH, 30TH, AND JULY 1ST 2016

NEW COMPOSER'S WORKS

AIYANA TEDI BRAUN, COMPOSER

YELLOW BARN’S CONCERT HALL

NEWFANE, VERMONT

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DANCE


DANCE