Open Call for Scores for the Sorce/Lodge Duo:
Sorce/Lodge Duo is currently looking for new pieces to expand our repertoire of (amplified) Classical Guitar/Piano music. We need new and exciting ideas for Guitar/Piano, and we are also looking to expand our repertoire to include music for our other instruments:
Jay Sorce: Classical Guitar/Electric Guitar/Mandolin/Banjo
Andrea Lodge: Piano/Toy Piano/Accordion
Thank you for your interest.
Since forming in 2007, the Sorce/Lodge Duo has been presenting new and unique works for guitar and piano. They explore the various textures and colors that can be created by the combinations of their sounds. The duo regularly performs works by Wuorinen, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, and Haug. Composers that have written works for the duo include celebrated New York composer, Marga Richter and emerging British composer Sophie Pope. They perform regularly in New York.
A proud native of Bonavista, Newfoundland, Andrea specializes in the performance of contemporary piano music. She was awarded 2nd prize at the 2010 Eckhardt-Gramatté National Competition for the Performance of Contemporary Music. Andrea was additionally given a prize for the best performance of the 2010 commissioned work, “Curlicue” by Karen Sunabacka. Andrea represented the province of Newfoundland at the 2004 Canadian National Music Competition in Charlottetown, P.E.I. and was a finalist in the 2004 Petro-Canada Young Artists Competition. Her playing has been heard nationally on CBC radio on numerous occasions. Andrea has premiered new works by composers Clark Ross, David Cutler, Alex Nohai-Seaman, and C.Curtis Smith, among others. Andrea is currently completing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Stony Brook University with professors Gilbert Kalish and Christina Dahl. She holds a Master of Music degree from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor of Music (honours) from Memorial University. In the Winter 2010 semester, Andrea held the position of Visiting Assistant Professor at Memorial where she taught piano and chamber music. Andrea holds the position of Staff Pianist at SUNY Suffolk and teaches with the Stony Brook University Pre-College and Community Music programs.
Jay Sorce is a classical guitarist noted for his “unique blend of refinement, intensity, and virtuosic technique”. An accomplished soloist and ensemble musician specializing in contemporary music, Jay has been featured in concerts and festivals in the US, Canada, and Europe. Jay is currently completing his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Stony Brook University with Jerry Willard. He earned his MM from the University of Arizona, in Tucson, where he studied with Tom Patterson, and BM from the Manhattan School of Music where he studied with Oren Fader and David Starobin. Jay teaches both privately and through SUNY Suffolk where he teaches the undergraduate guitar students.
Jay and Andrea live in New York City where they perform regularly as soloists, Sorce/Lodge Duo, and with Iktus+ New Music Collective. In their spare time, Jay and Andrea play Newfoundland and Irish folk music.