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Austin Peralta, Pianist and Composer, Dies at 22

A prodigy in his teens, he had recently teamed with producer Flying Lotus

Austin Peralta

Austin Peralta, a pianist and composer who had already made an outsized impression despite being only 22, died Nov. 21. The cause and place of death were not divulged.

Born Oct. 25, 1990, Peralta, who lived in Los Angeles and was the son of pro skater and filmmaker Stacy Peralta, was equally adept at acoustic piano and in a fusion setting incorporating hip-hop and electronica elements. He began taking piano lessons at age 5, first studying classical music and then moving to jazz, studying with pianist Alan Pasqua and saxophonist Buddy Collette.

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