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String Theory

Watch a video of live performance of the Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra performing Pierre Jalbert's String Theory on December 9, 2018 at the Rothenberg Hall at the Huntington Library in San Marino, California.  
String Theory/Kaleidoscope

Violin Concerto (excerpt)

Premiere performance of Pierre Jalbert's violin concerto, by the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra , with Steven Copes, violin, and Thomas Zehetmair, conductor . This is a co-commission for performances for Frank Almond and the Milwaukee Symphony, as well as Margaret Batjer and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra.  For the full performance , please go to St. Paul Chamber Orchestra Concert Library.  
Violin Concerto/SPCO

Piano Trio No. 2

Premiere performance of Pierre Jalbert's Piano Trio No. 2, by the Morgenstern Trio . Commissioned by Arizona Friends of chamber Music . Sponsored by Boyer Rickel, in memory of his parents, Harry and Louise Rickel. Performed at Leo Rich Theater, Tucson, Arizona. November 5, 2014
Piano Trio No. 2

Howl for clarinet/bass clarinet and string quartet

The Pro Arte Quartet
Charles Neidich, clarinet
Courtesy of Albany Records

Trio No.1 for Violin, Piano, and Cello


I.  Life Cycle

2016 National Young Arts Week
at the New World Center in Miami, FL.
Piano Trio No. 1

Secret Alchemy for violin, viola, cello, and piano

Secret Alchemy was commissioned by Arizona Friends of Chamber Music.  Performed on March 11, 2012 at the Tucson Winter Chamber Music Festival.  Bernadette Harvey, piano, Benny Kim, violin, Helena Baillie, viola, Steve Doane, cello.  Sponsored by: Karen Sternal, Jean-Paul Bierny & Chris Tanz.

Secret Alchemy World Premiere

Icefield Sonnets

III.  North is a Notion

Enso String Quartet

Icefield Sonnets

Secret Alchemy for Piano Quartet



Thailand International Composition Festival 2014

Starting 23:24 of video

Secret Alchemy/Complete @ Thailand

Sonata for Cello and Piano


David Finckel and Wu Han

Cello Sonata/Complete Finckel Wu

Visual Abstract

with Jean Detheux



Visual Abstract/Complete

Trio No.1 for Violin, Piano, and Cello



Performance by the Delphi Trio
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Piano Trio No. 1/Complete

Cello Sonata


IV. Marcato

David Finckel and Wu Han
Cello Sonata IV. Finckel and Wu

Secret Alchemy

(2nd movement)

Secret Alchemy II.

Cello Sonata 

Shepherd School of Music (Rice University) cello-piano duo performing Jalbert Cello Sonata.  Yvonne Chen, piano and Clare Monfredo, cello.

Cello Sonata SSM students

Interview on NewMusicBox web magazine



Pierre Jalbert:  "All Music Great and Small"


Conversation with Pierre Jalbert & Jörg Widmann
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Published on Feb 10, 2016
Library of Congress
Classical Classroom
Episode 66:
When Classical Music Strikes - Pierre Jalbert

Published on Aug 10, 2015


"You gotta hear this one song. It'll change your life." - Pierre Jalbert to me*.


Piano Trio No. 1

 - Complete


Performance by the Lincoln Trio

Visual Abstract

III.  Dance 

Visual Abstract


II. Dome of Heaven


Collaborations with Jean Detheux:

music by Pierre Jalbert

film by Jean Detheux

Collaborations with Jean Detheux

Visual Abstract

I.  Bells Forwards and Backwards
L’œil écoute
Visual Abstract, I. Bells
Visual Abstract, II. Dome
Visual Abstract, III. Dance
Piano Trio No. 1 with Jean Detheux

Mazzini Dance Collective performs "Tower"

Published on Aug 12, 2015

Choreography by Annmaria Mazzini
Music by Pierre Jalbert
Performed at the Joan Weill Center for Dance in New York City

Collaborations with Dance

Harvest - Excerpt

Published on Jun 22, 2014

Excerpt from "Harvest", performed by NobleMotion Dance to Pierre Jalbert's "String Trio." Performance by Musiqa at Zilkha Hall in the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts on March 22, 2014

Collaborations with Dance
String Trio with Dance/Harvest
Visual Abstract with dance/Tower
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