Elan Sicroff is known as an interpreter of the music written by Gurdjieff and Thomas de Hartmann. From 1975 to 1979 he worked with Mme. Olga de Hartmann, widow of the composer. Since then he has performed widely across Europe and North America in venues including London’s Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Recital Hall in New York, and the Santa Fe Symphony. He has also played at many educational institutions, including McGill University in Montreal, UCLA, UC Berkeley, the Longy School of Music in Boston, and the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin, Ireland.
Since 2006 Elan has been spearheading the Thomas de Hartmann Project, which aims to bring the composer’s music to the attention of the wider listening public. In addition to the sacred music composed in collaboration with Gurdjieff between 1918 and 1927, de Hartmann also composed a large body of classical music. Presently a recording project, begun in the Netherlands in 2011, is nearing completion. By 2016 a 5 CD set representing his solo piano, chamber and vocal work will be released.
He has released three CDs: Journey to Inaccessible Places (1985, Robert Fripp, Producer); Sicroff Plays Gurdjieff (2002), and Laudamus…,(2009, a selection of Gurdjieff/de Hartmann music and de Hartmann’s early classical works).