Dedicated to new music, Brian Ciach has performed as pianist in various concert halls in the US, including Carnegie Hall. He has performed and recorded all of his works for piano, premiered Bells for piano and iPod at Temple University by Paul Geissinger, premiered a piano trio by Maurice Wright, and recorded a CD of new chamber works by Emiliano Pardo-Tristán. He recently released his Third Sonata (2012) on iTunes. Dr. Brian Ciach's Master's Piano Recital at Temple University included a from-memory performance of J.S. Bach's Fifth Partita in G Major, Schoenberg's Suite for Piano, Op. 25, and Richard Wernick's Piano Sonata No. 1, which received the following review: "The composer, who was present and who received a warm ovation at the end of the performance, was astonished to see Ciach come on stage to play his piece without any sign of a score in evidence–"Surely he’s not going to play it from memory!", he exclaimed. That, however, is exactly what Ciach did–triumphantly, for though I have heard the sonata played superbly both by Lambert Orkis (another Temple faculty member), for whom it and Wernick’s recent Second Sonata were written, and by the Australian-born Geoffrey Douglas Madge, I found Ciach’s realization fully worthy to stand on equal terms with those two eminent pianists’ readings" (Jacobson, S&H International).
Doppelgänger (2012): A piano improvisation album of synthesized doubles.
Two Berlin Preludes (2009): written in Berlin during a summer residency and composition studies with Samuel Adler at the Freie Universität Berlin. Dedicated to Samuel Adler.
Berg Variations (2005): Variations on a Tone Row by Alban Berg. I was assigned by my composition teacher, Richard Wernick, to analyze the Lyric Suite by Berg and create a piece based on his tone row. What I came up with was something entirely different than I expected.
My First Piano Sonata (2006)
"I assure you that it is a name you will be hearing much of in the not too distant future.”--Jacobson, S & H International