Many congratulations to the winners of the Elena Cobb Star Prize at the Carmel Klavier International Piano Competition 2017 in the United States and I am looking forward to welcoming you all at the Winners Recital at the Royal Albert Hall in London on April 5th, 2018.
Minerva Cao (USA)
Deva Sengun (Germany)
Victor Perez (USA)
Jude Fradillada (USA)
Julian Rodriguez (Colombia)
Lauren Lo (USA)
Christina Peng (USA)
A heartfelt thank you to their piano teachers who worked tirelessly on preparing the programmes, also organisers of the Carmel Klavier International Piano Competition 2017 and especially to Irina Gorin.
I am delighted to share the news that South-African composer Johan de Cock has joined EVC Music and his brand new book My Piano Trip To Africa will be released later this Autumn.
However, to give you a taste of what’s to come, Johan and I are literally buzzing with excitement as one of the tunes from My Piano Trip To Africa is released today and it is called An Angry Fly. It is available as a digital download with a single user (£1.49) and a studio licence (£7.95) and can be previewed and ordered here – click >
Humorous and original An Angry Fly will be perfect for your young students at approximately Gr 1 ABRSM level who will be flying through it.
The rest of the piano works that will be included in this brand new and very exciting collection, as you might have guessed, will be based on Johan’s home country of Africa. We are working on this delightful collection of piano pieces for the enjoyment of your young students who are learning to play the piano.
Composer Johan de Cock was born in Namibia and grew up in sub-tropical Zululand, and the mountainous Cape Province in South Africa. From an early age, Johan showed a great interest in all types of music, including the indigenous sounds of African drums and percussion, as well as Western art music. His first musical compositions were for plays at school, and Roman Catholic liturgical music. He studied classical piano, harpsichord and organ performance at the University of Stellenbosch (in the celebrated wine region), and afterwards, worked in Cape Town as a piano accompanist, arranger, and musical director for theatre and cabaret shows.
Since 2000, Johan lives in Brighton, UK with his wife and cat, where he teaches piano and theory, composes and records music, and organises a variety of musical concerts and events. Vist this website to find out more about Johan – click here >.
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Please make a note of this piano event if you are in London on September 27th, Wednesday, 1.10 pm as Alanna Crouch, a 10 years old pianist with the exceptional musical talent will be giving a solo recital at Steinway Hall London. The programme will feature works by Bach, Schumann, Chopin, Bill Evans and also premiere several piano pieces by British composer Elena Cobb.
Alanna Crouch lives in Romford, UK and began playing the piano when she was 3. Alanna is quick to let people know that she shares her December 16th birthday with Beethoven who, along with Gershwin is one of her favourite composers. Alanna performed her first Mozart piano concerto in Barbados when she was 5 and enjoyed the experience so much that she has jumped at the opportunity to perform ever since: from impromptu performances at local hospitals and the Street Pianos around London to more planned performances at competitions, music festivals and concerts at venues including Frank Collymore Hall in Barbados, Steinway Hall UK, Carnegie Hall.
Alanna studies classical piano under Christine Croshaw of Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and jazz under Tom Donald of the London Contemporary School of Piano and is a Youth Member and Protegee of the Chopin Society UK. When she was 7, Alanna sat the ABRSM Grade 5 Jazz and ABRSM Grade 8 exams and attained high distinctions in both and she became the youngest person to pass the DipABRSM when she sat it at age 8. When she is not playing music on the piano or violin Alanna enjoys Science, making figurines out of clay and drawing.
There will be no tickets for this recital but we recommend to book your seat as places are limited. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org now.
I am delighted to share with you the news that immensely talented composer Irina Nenartovich has joined EVC Music this week and very soon, Irina’s compositions in the Contemporary Classical style will be released for your attention.
Please make space in your piano sheet music libraries as Irina’s piano works possess some very unique qualities of musical expression of diatonic and chromatic technique, elements of folkloric style and neo-romantic music.
Take a moment and listen to these examples of her compositions and sign for updates, unless you already have done so, to make sure to be the first to order Irina’s music as soon as it becomes available.
Irina Nenartovich piano works will be available as digital downloads at first and as traditional books in August.
Irina Nenartovich was born in Saint-Petersburg, Russia, studied music from the age of five and has graduated from the Saint-Petersburg Conservatory, where she studied with the famous Russian composers Sergei Slonimsky and Gennadi Banschikov. Ms. Nenartovich lives in the USA where she is teaching piano and theory and composes her music.
I am delighted to share with you the news that a new composer Lindsey Berwin has joined EVC Music and her new book All the Fun of the Fair, with the Contemporary Classical piano pieces for Intermediate to Advanced level, will be released later this summer.
Lindsey Berwin gained a degree in music and a piano teaching diploma from The Royal Academy of Music, and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education from Durham University. She has been teaching the piano and performing in Leeds for over 30 years, and at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School and Wakefield Girls’ High School since 2002. Lindsey has become well-known for her innovative approaches to improving key skills whilst maintaining enjoyment for her students.
She is the composer of FunKey!, a series of books designed to improve piano students’ sight reading skills using the jazz-based material, and Jazz Keys, its counterpart for the flute. Lindsey is a keen supporter of all genre compositions, both in her own right and as a teacher, and she and her pupils regularly win prizes in the annual European Piano Teachers Composers’ Competition (EPTA). Until recently she was the Musical Director of the women’s choir Upper Harmony, and frequently composed and arranged music for them to perform.