Alex Peh is a contemporary pianist and teacher whose work explores the intersection of classical, contemporary and world piano traditions. He collaborated with Burmese master percussionist Kyaw Kyaw Naing to create the first Burmese Hsaing Waing ensemble in America that features the piano in traditional Burmese Sandaya style. This project received major funding from New Music USA, Asian Cultural Council and Arts Mid-Hudson. As a 2019 Asian Cultural Council fellow, he travelled to Yangon Myanmar to study Burmese piano style with Dr. U Yee Nwe and taught at the Gitameit Music Institute.
Alex has performed widely nationally and internationally and shares special partnerships with artists Susie Ibarra, Kyaw Kyaw Naing, Claire Chase and Phyllis Chen. He has performed at the DiMenna Center NYC; Carnegie Weill Recital Hall NYC; Kennedy Center, DC; Austrian Embassy, DC, Abrons Art Center, NYC; Benaroya Hall, Seattle; BRIC house, NYC; Byzantine Museum in Thessaloniki, Greece; Stone Residency, NYC; and Dartmouth College's Hopkins Center.
Alex has attended the Banff, Aspen and Tanglewood music festivals where he worked with Ignat Solzhenitsyn, Paul Lewis, Emanuel Ax, and Peter Serkin. He has studied with major artists such as Arnaldo Cohen, Menahem Pressler, Sylvia Wang, Evelyne Brancart, and Kyaw Kyaw Naing. He is an associate professor of piano at SUNY New Paltz.