Beautiful and powerful, Contemporary Classical Instrumental Piano performances by a seasoned pianist, who effortlessly embraces romance, love and hope, while pushing the music's positive influence on the listener to new heights.
Price Range: $400.00 - $2400.00
Gig Length: 40 - 120 minutes
What to Expect
Beautiful and powerful, Contemporary Classical Instrumental Piano performances by a seasoned pianist, who effortlessly embraces romance, love and hope,
while pushing the music's positive influence on the listener to new heights.
Classical Training 1967 : My years of effort to hone my musical and performance skills began in a small Canadian City named Brandon with the Conservatory of Music. It was here, at age 7, that my musical odyssey began, that has taken me from Canada to the United States and Europe with ties to East Asia.
My teachers kept me focused, which helped me win first-place awards in classical competitions and recognition as a gifted young pianist. Playing saxophone in the high school band and oboe in the city orchestra also expanded my musical horizons.
CANADA 1979 - Music Work • Jobs included designing a music program for pre-schoolers, playing piano with a traveling theater troupe and providing accompaniment for a free-style dance class with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, and three years of additional private training with two mentors (classical and jazz) in Winnipeg.
USA 1982 - Private Music School • A desire to establish respect as a composer in the entertainment industry, led to my audition and being accepted at the Dick Grove School of Music in Los Angeles. Where my real "work" began, with funding provided by being the first to receive special opportunity loans to study music outside of the country, provided by Manitoba and receiving student loans from the Canadian Government in Ottawa.
Practical music studies focused on composing, arranging, and conducting for 22 Piece Big Band Jazz and up to 72-piece Orchestras, were priorities at this school. Where studying the 20 styles of "The American Sound" broadened my understanding of traditional music in the entertainment industry and its performance with professional musicians. USA - 1986 - Music Work • In the late 1980s, performing original music at various 5 star hotels from Coconut Grove, Florida to Beverly Hills in Los Angeles, special VIP engagements, performances in conjunction with Hollywood walk of fame star inauguration parties and writing for Film and TV in a variety of genres provided valuable musical insights.
FRANCE 1995 - Aix-en-Provence & parts of Europe • Residency here led to my effort to establish myself as an artist, resulted in weekly concert dates, billed as, “La passion d’un romantique” - translated to, “The passion of a romantic.” My two-year stay in France, also garnered praise from various arts sources and critics, and included consultations with several impresarios and influential people in the world of European music. As of 2010, travel to France to once again reside, and to perform.
Dr. Yakov Birman 1997 - 2003 • From Russia's St. Petersburg Conservatory in The Art of Performance • Returning to the US, I once again took on writing projects and private instruction for 3 years with the esteemed Dr. Birman. Birman taught me to; “be aware of every note before it is played.” Absorbing his technique profoundly added to my musical approach and creative direction. Classical study focused on J.S. Bach (Sinfonien), Chopin (Paderewski Nocturnes & Studies), Haydn Operas (Samtliche Klaviersonaten) and Czerny (The School of Velocity).
Additional Booking Notes
Original Material, all award wining, releases top of the charts and nominated, performances have been local, regional and overseas.
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