Mr. Karchin likes to explore wide harmonic worlds, but with precision and determination.

Paul Griffiths The New York Times

Even in the very infrequent moments of repose there is the obvious desire to be moving — building in the background, waiting for the moment to burst forth and sweep all before — that recalls Beethoven.

John Story Fanfare

Karchin is nothing if not fearless...

John Story Fanfare

Over the course of a career spanning more than three decades, composer LOUIS KARCHIN has amassed a portfolio of over 65 compositions, appeared as conductor with numerous performing ensembles, co-founded new music groups...

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With composer Elliott Carter and soprano Kate Lindsey

With composer Elliott Carter and soprano Kate Lindsey, after conducting Mr. Carter's In the Distances of Sleep Photo: Ron Gordon

Karchin conducting Romulus

With Thomas Meglioranza, Steven Ebel, and Katrina Thurman, performing Karchin's opera, Romulus Photo: Richard Termine

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