A native of Washington, DC, composer and pianist Jessica Krash was awarded a Wammie (Washington Area Music Association’s Grammy) in 2010. Her work has been presented in both traditional and experimental settings in New York, Germany, Austria and all the major performance venues and museums in Washington, DC. She lectures on topics of music and the brain, music history and the insights we get from dangerous, banned and provocative music. She is on the faculty at George Washington University and has previously been a faculty member at George Mason University and the Levine School of Music. Se is a graduate of Harvard, Juilliard and the University of Maryland, where she earned her doctorate in composition. The major work on this recording, Be Seeing You, for string quartet and piano, was commissioned by the National Gallery of Art and the National Museum of Women in the Arts and is inspired by 14 depictions of women found in these two museums..
"... Krash has important things to say in her own unique compositional voice, and her pianistic gifts, along with the musical talents of the other performers in this well-recorded CD, bring her ideas off convincingly. This arresting and origianal music ought to be explored by any reader with an interest in the music of our era."
David DeBoor Canfield - Fanfare - March/April 2014