I have several new updates to share with you from this past month!
International Composers Festival
Firstly, I was invited to perform at the prestigious International Composers Festival in Hastings and Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, United Kingdom. The festival runs from Friday, September 21st through to Sunday, September 23rd, 2018.
In six concerts over three days, the International Composer’s Festival hosts some of the globe’s most exciting, melodic and appealing classical music written today. Genres include big orchestral scores, film, computer gaming and tv themes, dance, and chamber music. With a focus on living composers, ICF is the first and only festival of its kind in the world with the mission to promote and showcase high quality classical music that is tuneful, full of passion, accessible, universally appealing.
I was asked to perform “Throne of Silence,” during ICF, which is an original solo piece for piano from my recent album, Queen’s English. This particular album was a unique evolution for me. My compositions range from minimalist to a more formal classical sound, while also traversing through experimental landscapes with emotional sensitivity.
I express a wide range of emotion through story-telling, shifting from the ethereal world to the playful and dramatic. No two pieces sound the same and each composition is a unique world unto itself.
Mendelssohn Chamber Orchestra Leipzig Commission
In other news, I have recently been commissioned to do an orchestral arrangement of Clara Schumann's Concerto in A minor for the Mendelssohn Chamber Orchestra, Leipzig http://www.mko-leipzig.de. The Orchestra will be performing my commission throughout Europe in 2019 with well-renown pianist, Ragna Schirmer https://www.ragna-schirmer.com/.
Book Development News
My first music book is in the works!
I am delighted to announce ‘Classical Piano Works’ will be available for purchase later in 2018. If you are feeling inspired to introduce new classical piano repertoire to your library, then this collection is for you!
‘Classical Piano Works’ will include twenty of my absolute favorites, varying from simplicity to technically advanced works. Some compositions include Mind of a Genius, Mepe, Eliza’s Voyage, Russia, My Lady and the Battle of Cadsand, Stadt Menschen, Throne of Silence and many more.
Upcoming Tour and Release of Elysian
I am set to tour Australia and North America during 2018-2019 and will perform a brand new theatrical avant-garde stage show of my original compositions. I will also release my new album titled, Elysian later in 2018.
Stay tuned! X
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