August 2 , 2017
I, along with Constatin Rusu have been invited to present our music/graphic
scores project at the Galentz museum in Yerevan, Armenia on the 18th of
August at 7pm.
Constantin and I are creating scores for piano that contain both fixed
composition with sections for free improvisation.
Galentzi St., 18 Building
July 25 , 2017
We did it…!
Our new album, PANACEA – THREE STRING QUARTETS is complete—as of this week.
And it sounds amazing…
violin I – Misha Shmidt
violin II – Blayne Barnes
viola – Mara Gearman
Cello – Paige Stockley
This album is a long time coming. It has tremendous energy and a delicate beauty:
Quartet #1 – Panacea
Quartet #2 – Stateless
Quartet #3 – Inter Nos
To be released in fall 2017.
July 12 , 2017
I, along with SSO violist Mara Gearman, will present selected works for solo
viola from my 2015 release, Feral Icons, at Jack Straw Productions on Friday,
July 21, 7pm.
In addition, the fantastic composer Tom Baker, will also present his works
Join us for some great music, discussion… and wine.
Jack Straw Cultural Center
4261 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle
We look forward to seeing you!
More info here:
June 30, 2017
PANACEA – THREE STRING QUARTETS
We are about half way through the album production. We have recorded all the music, and what have is simply gorgeous — and at times transcendent.
This album is going to be something very special.
I can’t wait to share our work with you.
Listen to an excerpt from string quartet no.1, Panacea.
April, 25 2017
Post-fantastic concert in Perugia, Italy!
Pianist Angelo Rondello performed my newest solo piano work, La Dharcza, along side works by composer Fernando Sulpizi.
Pictured here also with conductor Lorenzo Sbaffi
Teresa Severini – Deputy Mayor of Culture in Perugia,
Daniela Borghesi, Director of International Relations in Perugia.
Not to mention a post dinner/pagan end-of-winter celebration with bonfires set all around the area.
April, 2 2017
Pianist Angelo Rondello will premier my recently composed work for solo piano, La Dharcza – (The Rwandan-Spanish Demon) as part of the Seattle Music Exchange Project tour through the US, Europe, and Japan.
Sunday, April 23 Perugia, Italy Conservatorio “Francesco Morlacchi”
Friday, April 28 Pècs, Hungary Muveszetek Haza
Tuesday, May 2 Bergen, Norway Gunnar Sævig Hall – Grieg Academy
Monday, May 22 Kobe, Japan Shushinkan Hall
August Ruins (Live) out now!
August Ruins (LIVE) for cello, was released on Navona Records on August 12!
The entire August Ruins suite was recorded and performed live in concert by Paige Stockley, the studio album cellist, at Shalin Liu Performing Arts Center in Rockport, Massachussetts in April.
The 54 minute album is available as a digital download through iTunes and Amazon:
In addition, the album has been submitted for a 2014 Grammy in:
Category 78: Best Classical Instrumental Solo