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Around the Globe Music & Arts Newsletter February 2020

FORTHCOMING EVENT

We would like to announce that our next
AGPMF Winners’ Piano Recital
is scheduled for
Saturday 9th May 2020 at 7 PM
that will take place at
St Cuthbert’s Church
50 Philbeach Gardens, Earl’s Court
London SW5 9EB
St Cuthbert's Church outsideAll winning pianists will have
the great opportunity
to play at this exciting new venue,
an aesthetic church
in the stylish part of Kensington,
on the superb Yamaha Grand sponsored by Markson Pianos.

More info on Markson Pianos showrooms and services at: www.marksonpianos.com

 

 

NOTE TO ALL AGPMF 2019 WINNERS

To perform at the concert you need to apply not later than
WEDNESDAY 22 APRIL 2020
via email at: agpianomusicfestival@gmail.com

Your application you should state:

● Your name and the code of the category/class that you have won

● Your proposed programme. Please consider the style of your pieces which should relate to the category that you have won at the 6th AGPMF Piano Competition 2019.

● Name of your piano teacher

● Applicant’s entry fee for performing:
up to 5 min – £7; up to 10 min – £11; up to 15 min – £15

● Your preferred slot for a rehearsal: 5.20 – 5.50 PM or 6.15- -6.45 PM

● Please provide a copy of the music score of any contemporary work if published outside the UK and was not performed at previous AGPMF
St Cuthbert's Church

 

Due to a high demand
we advise you to book early
as the number of places
are limited!

 

 

We hope you’ll enjoy participating in this recital and would appreciate
any feedback regarding the whole AGPMF experience via our email.

Comments from teachers/parents/careers especially welcome!

ANNOUNCEMENT

TO ALL MUSIC PROFESSIONALS, WRITERS AND BLOGGERS
Memo from the Editor of Around the Globe Music Magazine

The Around the Globe Music Magazine is preparing material for next issue Vol. 3 No.1 Summer 2020 and is offering an opportunity for contribution of articles and promotional material for the next publication to all profesional music writers and creators. All proposals will be evaluated and appreciated.

CONTRIBUTOR GUIDELINES:

Around the Globe Music Magazine publishes an annual website and printed magazine. We focus on a variety of musical genres from around the world including contemporary classical piano music, jazz and beyond, devoting space to independent and emerging musicians alongside more established artists. Our magazine features articles on educational music subjects, which we strongly advocate as well as promoting music creators and their works, which might be lesser known in the UK. Furthermore, we cover interviews, book reviews, topics including festivals, concert series, cultural commentary and much more.

Around the Globe Music Magazine welcomes unsolicited articles from anyone who believe the piece is interesting for our readers. (Hint: The best way to figure out is to read our online magazine).
Link: http://agpianomusicfestival.co.uk/agpmf_magazine.php

AGMM is one of the best opportunities for writers to come up with ideas for articles that perhaps we haven’t thought of! Do you have a piano music tie-in piece to art, literature or film? Know some great new ways for artists to share their music or work? Perhaps you want to share your personal music experiences good, bad or humorous? We hope you get the idea…

WRITING GUIDELINES AND STYLE:

By developing your voice and expressing an opinion, your story or idea will personalize the writing and highlight the uniqueness of your experiences. Inject your life into the writing as appropriate and search for a sense of place or narrative.

Use italics for titles of recordings (albums/cd’s), concerts, videos, books or other literature. Composition titles, chapters and article titles should be placed in quotations; punctuation goes inside the quotation marks. Write out in words the numbers nine and under and numbers that begin a sentence, otherwise use numerals. Use numerals for decades, except at the beginning of a sentence. Use four digits for the first reference, with no apostrophe and then two digits with an initial apostrophe (e.g., 1990s then ’90s).

ISSUES & DEADLINES:

Digital magazines are produced and published annually. Submissions for digital and printed issues are due on 4th May 2020.

NOTE:

· Suggestion for articles should be submitted well before the deadline for editorial approval.

· Applications should include proposed subject, length, applicability and writer samples.

· Submissions may be edited and published with your permission.

· Writers will not receive any monetary compensation.

· All submissions to be send to: editor.agpmf@gmail.com

Around the Globe Music & Arts Newsletter December 2019

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AGPMF 2019 – 6th Piano Competition
has had another successful year with a very busy schedule due to the large number of participants.
Both days were full of impressive performances by many talented pianists in all categories, who were enthusiastically supported by a capacity audience, especially on the first day.

We were thrilled to welcome and hear our guest speaker Marcel Zidani, whose piano music from his book Hey Presto ! is extremely popular amongst early level pianists. There was a record number of entries for the Short Piano Recital with a number oMarcel smallerf participants performing works from our promoted contemporary classical and jazz piano composers such as
Melanie Spanswick,
Marcel Zidani,
Vera Milanković
and
Tim Richards.

The standard of playing this year was exceptional, and we were treated to fine performances from many talented pianists in all age categories.

 

We would like to congratulate our many winners on their achievements!
There was a standing ovation for the performance of professional pianists and pedagogues Antonina Koleva-Lax and Alla Levit-Anderson, The Darina Piano Duo, whose all 3 pieces were UK premières from contemporary classical composers from Russia, Bulgaria and Serbia.

You can view clips of our previous Winners Piano Recital on YouTube channel links: Darina Piano Duo & Junior Winners

Workshop marina ChloeOur newly introduced piano workshop Easing Tension in Performance by Marina Petrov had a great response and proved to be very popular amongst the younger pianists. We were pleased that so many teachers, musicians and parents found the talk so fascinating!

In addition, the masterclass presented by pianist and composer Lola Perrin on her IX piano suite Significantus was well-received and appreciated. It was interesting to gain insights to her journey from the initial inspiration to the completed piano work and beyond.

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We would like to express our gratitude to our praised adjudicators, pianists Tau Wey, Olga Dudnik and Marina Petrov, for the valuable work including their constructive spoken feedback and objective assessments.

 

 

 

A special thanks to

Composers’ Association of Serbia
Global Media Publishing Ltd
Branco Stoysin
Markson Pianos
Brittens Music and Kensington Chimes music shops
as well as
followers of our Just Giving platform
for generously supporting this successful piano festival.
Aleks, Neb and others

 

Mr & Mrs Saric, Global Media Publishing Ltd

Around the Globe Music & Arts Newsletter November 2019

We are happy to announce the final time- table of

Around the Globe Piano Music Festival 2019 – 6th Piano Competition

for 23rd -24th November 2019.

The venue:
The Study Society
Colet House, 151 Talgarth Road, London W14 9DA

The programme is as follows:

Saturday 23rd November

JUNIOR CATEGORIES
9.50 Introduction with a guest star Marcel Zidani (pianist/composer)
10.00 Worldwide Contemporary Music
10.40 Short Piano Recitals
11.20 Free Choice
12.00 Easing Tension in Performance – Workshop with Marina Petrov
13.00 Lunch Break
13.50 Free Choice
14.05 Grade Repertoire
14.50 Short Piano Recitals

ADULT CATEGORIES
17.20 Adult Piano Learners Classes
17.50 Adult Advanced – Worldwide Contemporary Music
18.30 End

Sunday 24th November

ADULT ADVANCED CATEGORIES
13.25 Introduction
13.30 Jazz Classes Free Choice
14.00 Traditional Style Free Choice
14.40 Short Recitals
16.00 Diploma Recital
17.00 ‘Significantus’: Composer’s Response to Climate Breakdown – Masterclass by Lola Perrin
18.00 END

We are expecting to hear performances of many talented pianists
of various levels both, junior and adult Including professionals.

This year we have record number of entries for Short Piano Recital in all categories
where we will listen to a range of classical styles including
Beethoven’s sonatas, Mozart and Chopin as well as Debussy, Prokofiev, Rachmaninov and other works of famous composers.

We are encouraged by a number of participants performing works
from our promoted contemporary composers such as
Melanie Spanswick, Marcel Zidani, Vera Milanković
and jazz composer Tim Richards.

This year, the celebrated
Darina Piano Duo (Antonina Koleva-Lax and Alla Levit-Anderson)
will perform Breeze from Bulgaria,
a piece specially written for them by Bulgarian composer Nikolai Aleksiev
followed by the Senyak Rhapsody by Vera Milanković
and
Ivan the Fool & The Humpbacked Horse by Russian composer Zhanna Metallidi.
All three pieces having their UK première on Saturday 23rd November 2019.

OUR RESPECTED ADJUDICATORS FOR AGPMF 2019

Tau Wey

 

Tau Wey
Prize winning pianist
Teacher
Head of Keyboard at Sevenoaks School

 

 

 

 

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Olga Dudnik
Gold medallist
Award winning pianist
Teacher

 

 

 

 

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Marina Petrov
Award winning pianist
Pedagogue
Author
AGMA and AGPMF Managing Director

 

 

 

Maya St sava

 

Maya Jordan
Prize winning pianist
Teacher
Promoter
AGMA and AGPMF Artistic Director

 

 

 

For more info: http://agpianomusicfestival.co.uk/agpmf_jury.php

Around the Globe Music & Arts Newsletter October 2019

PRESS RELEASE

You are invited to
Around the Globe Piano Music Festival 2019 – 6th Annual Competition
PERFORMANCE OF PIANISTS OF ALL LEVELS AND AGE!

WHERE
The Study Society
Colet House, 151 Talgarth Road, London W14 9DA

WHEN
Saturday 23rd Nov 2019, 10 AM – 6 PM
Sunday 24th Nov 2019, 1.30 PM – 6 PM

PROGRAMME

Saturday 23rd Nov 2019
Piano Classes for Junior, 10 -12 AM
Piano workshop with Marina Petrov, 12 AM – 1 PM
Lunch Break 1 – 2 PM
Piano Classes for Junior and Piano Advanced Piano Duets, 2 – 6 PM

Sunday 24th Nov 2019
Piano classes for Junior, Adult Advanced and Adult Learner, 1.30 – 5 PM
Masterclass presented by Lola Perrin, 5 – 6 PM
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* Please note that the organisers reserve the right to alter the programme schedule.

YAMAHA GRAND IS SPONSORED BY MARKSON PIANOS
www.marksonpianos.com

Saturday 23rd Nov 2019

‘Easing Tension in Performance’
Piano workshop with Marina Petrov

Marina Petrov will give additional comments to participants on different aspects of their performance concerning psychological, emotional or physical tensions, focusing on the mental process of playing as well as on various piano techniques and beyond.

Marina photo Marina is an award-winning classical pianist, piano educator, lecturer, occupational piano injury specialist and Managing Director and Co-founder of Around the Globe Music & Arts and AGPMF. She has over 30 years of experience in teaching junior and adult pianists, from beginners to highly advanced music professionals including classical, contemporary and jazz pianists. As a classically trained pianist, Marina has given over 300 piano performances including solo piano recitals since the age of 8 across the Balkan States, Eastern Europe and the UK.

More about Marina Petrov: www.marinapetrov.co.uk

Sunday 24th Nov 2019

‘Significantus’: Composer’s Response to Climate Breakdown – Masterclass presented by Lola Perrin

Lola Perrin will present a unique masterclass where she will discuss her Piano Suite IX Significantus, which is a piano and spoken word project inspired by writings about the climate change. Extracts from the work will be played by the composer.
“Currently the target set by the Paris Agreement to keep the temperature rise to under two degrees will not be met because the rate at which we are reducing greenhouse gas emissions is too slow. . .
I created Significantus, a keyboard conversation about climate change, because I want to stimulate more people to talk about how we can increase our ambition to deal with global warming…”

Lola Newsletter Lola is a composer and pianist who has published nine piano suites and has two CDs on general release. She founded ClimateKeys in which scores of pianists are performing with guest speakers to engage audiences in talking about climate change across the world. She has performed extensively in the UK, in Europe and in the USA and her works for solo and multiple pianos are performed by concert pianists internationally. She works in live performance with a range of collaborators including authors, filmmakers and economists, scientists and other researchers.

More about Lola Perrin: www.lolaperrin.com

NOTES TO PARTICIPANTS:

You may apply online at
www.agpianomusicfestival.co.uk/agpmf_apply.php
OR
By post sending a completed entry along with a cheque to:
AGPMF, 11 Fermor Way, Crowborough, East Sussex, TN6 3BD
Postal entry forms are available from AGPMF 2019 Brochure (p.19)
and online here.

PLEASE NOTE: THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION IS
THURSDAY 28TH OCTOBER 2019!

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AUDIENCE WELCOME!
Book your tickets in advance via email agpianomusicfestival@gmail.com

Single ticket £15 – WHOLE DAY including WORKSHOP or MASTERCLASS!

Single ticket (40% Discount) £9 available to:
AGMA Members
Parents of the Participants
Piano Teachers of the Participants
CHILDREN UNDER 12 – FREE!

Around the Globe Music & Arts Newsletter September 2019

We are happy to inform you that updated

AGPMF SYLLABUS 2019
is now available online for Junior and Adult piano categories including Adult Advanced and Adult Piano Learners.

There are wide range of classes to choose from for all level pianists.
The syllabus includes many different music styles, especially of modern music in SET PIECES in the WORLDWIDE CONTEMPORARY MUSIC and JAZZ piano.

In addition, through our syllabus we are endorsing great new books of composers of contemporary classical and jazz piano styles from the UK and other parts of Europe.

For more in-depth on our updated syllabus programme go to:
http://agpianomusicfestival.co.uk/agpmf_syllabus.php
OR download AGPMF 2019 brochure
http://agpianomusicfestival.co.uk/downloads/agpmf_syllabus_2019.pdf

slika 1Popular scores for Intermediate levels for solo piano for both, Junior pianists and Adult Piano Learners categories include Hausmuzik and Music Map of Serbia by Vera Milanković and Hey Presto! by Marcel Zidani.

For Duets for 4 hands look into Snapchats and for solo piano Early Advanced,
consider No Words Necessary, both written by Melanie Spanswick.

For more info on where to purchase these books and/or listen to samples:
http://agpianomusicfestival.co.uk/agpmf_download.php

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Modern polyphonic styles are represented in The Little Polyphonic Book by Nailia Galiamova (grade 5 – 7) and the new Russian piano music style Inspirism, found in Piano Pieces by Vladimir Titov for players grade 7 and above.

slika 3 For Advanced pianist category there is a large selection of pieces to choose from the following opuses (any combination):
Significantus, Piano Suite 9 (Lola Perrin); Vignettes, piano pieces (Lindsey Berwin); Through the Looking Glass, Piano Suite Op. 8,(Vladimir Titov) and Presto, from the Impromptu piano suite (Ivan Brkljačić).

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For jazz styles we are introducing new books by Tim Richards including Blues, Boogie and Gospel Collection and Latin and Modern Collection suitable for various levels.

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You can also enjoy popular favourites from Solo Collection and Jazz Piano Studies 1 by John Kember.

 

 

 

 

Read more about these composers and their works in our Around the Globe Music Magazine 2019.

Download: http://agpianomusicfestival.co.uk/downloads/agpmf_magazine_2019.pdf

 

* PLEASE NOTE THAT AN ERROR HAS OCCURRED IN OUR PRINTED PUBLICATIONS: COMPOSER’S NAME IS NAILIA GALIAMOVA;
ENSEMBLE NAME IS THE DARINA PIANO DUO AND NOT AS SHOWN IN
Around the Globe Music Magazine 2019 (p. 8, 9, 37); Brochure AGPMF 2019 (p. 8, 13).

Around the Globe Music & Arts Newsletter August 2019

We are pleased to announce that
Around the Globe Music Magazine Volume 2; Summer 2019                          (including brochure of the revised AGPMF Syllabus 2019)

cover photo

will be on sale at the following music shops in London:

Kensington Chimes SW7 and
Schott Music
and
Free online
at our website http://agpianomusicfestival.co.uk/

Printed copy can be ordered on request by emailing us: agpianomusicfestival@gmail.com
cover for newsletter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AGPMF 2019 – 6th Annual Competition for Pianists of All Levels and Age!

Updates to AGPMF Programme 2019

Saturday 23rd Nov 2019, from 10am – 6pm
Piano competition for Junior and Adult Advanced Categories
&
12pm Piano workshop with Marina Petrov
Easing Tension in Performance

AGPMF juror, pianist and tutor Marina Petrov will give additional comments to participants on different aspects of their performance including psychological, mental, emotional or physical tensions. She will present various techniques to each pianist on how to improve their public performances and enhance their enjoyment whilst playing.

More about Mrs Petrov’s profile: www.marinapetrov.co.uk
More about on Advice for Pianists on Healthy Piano Techniques: http://www.marinapetrov.co.uk/advice_for_pianists.php

Marina sa studentima

 

 

Marina with her students after the Students’ Piano Recital at Jaques Samuels, London.

 

 

 


Sunday 24th Nov 2019, from 2pm – 6pm
Piano competition for Junior, Adult Advanced and Adult Learners Categories
&
5pm Masterclass presented by Lola Perrin
Significantus – a Composer’s Response to Climate Breakdown

Pianist and composer Lola Perrin presents a unique masterclass where she will discuss her Piano Suite IX Significantus, with insights into her thematic inspiration, methodology and the compositional challenges in communicating our existential threat. Extracts from the work will be played by the composer.

More about Lola Perrin http://www.lolaperrin.com

Lola Newsletter
“The single most powerful thing an individual can do about
climate change is to talk about it.” (George Marshall)
Significantus is a piano and spoken word project created by Lola Perrin.
Her latest piano suite, inspired by writings about climate change, is performed in collaboration with expert guest speakers (economists, lawyers, scientists, artists and other thinkers) and also features a conversation with the audience.

SignificantusCOMPOSER STATEMENT

“Currently the target set by the Paris Agreement to keep the temperature rise to under two degrees will not be met because the rate at which we are reducing greenhouse gas emissions is too slow.

I created Significantus, a keyboard conversation about climate change, because I want to stimulate more people to talk about how we can increase our ambition to deal with global warming…”

 

More info: http://www.significantus.com/

Listen: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOXvfZVDN8NHk32uxfnFruQTA2sRvWywO

Around the Globe Music & Arts Newsletter July 2019

Diary of Forthcoming Event

Around the Globe Piano Music Festival 2019
The 6th piano competition

Saturday 23 November 2019
10am – 6pm
Sunday 24 November 2019
2 – 6pm

LOCATION
The Study Society
Colet House
151 Talgarth Road
London W14 9DA

We are pleased to announce that this year our exciting AGPMF 2019 will consist of the piano competition for junior and adult pianists
as well as innovative additions such as workshops and masterclasses.

We will update you with further information and the syllabus later this summer.

New Piano Books from Melanie Spanswick

SnapchatsSnapchats are intended for students from late beginner standard to approximately Grade 4 (ABRSM level). There are 19 duets (four hands at one keyboard) and 4 trios (six hands at one keyboard) in this volume, and they are short, succinct pieces for those who want to explore the art of ensemble playing or simply improve sight-reading skills.
Broadly minimalist in style, these pieces are between 8 and 16 bars in length and they offer a wide selection of moods from expressive atmospheric works . . . Both duets and trios become progressively more difficult throughout the book. I wrote and use these duets and trios as the basis for my sight-reading classes . . .
You might choose to play Snapchats for fun with friends or perform them in a more formal setting at a music festival or recital, and I hope they offer a special and enjoyable experience.

You can purchase the score, here:
https://80dayspublishing.com/featured/snapchats-by-melanie-spanswick-9crmd

Play it againPlay it again: PIANO is a three-book piano course intended for those returning to the instrument after a break, or those who desire a graded, progressive piano course. Every piece in this series is accompanied by at least two full pages of easy-to-understand practice tips. There are more comprehensive Piano Technique and Theory/Warm-up sections at the front and back of each book, so you can also delve deeper for a fuller understanding of music and technique.
Book 3 consists of 11 piano pieces, the majority of which are drawn from standard repertoire (with emphasis on pedagogical works and those suitable for exams). Each piece contains up to 12 pages of practice ideas and tips, as well as many musical examples, diagrams and photographs. The layout is very similar to that of Book 1 and 2 . . .
As Book 3 is a much more advanced level than that of Book 1 and 2, the repertoire is classical and the book is geared towards those who want, or are possibly considering, taking post Grade 8 exams. It’s possible to create a suitable post grade 8 diploma (ARSM/DipLCM) or Associate Diploma (DipABRSM, ATCL, ALCM) programme entirely from this book.

You can purchase this book, here:
https://en.schott-music.com/play-it-again-piano/
or on Amazon, here:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Play-again-perfect-rediscover-ED14017/dp/B07Q8Q6QHF

Around the Globe Music & Arts Newsletter June 2019

Around the Globe Piano Music Festival 2019 presents:
Contemporary Composers and Their Works:
Piano Advanced Level
Lindsey Berwin

Lindseyberwin.com
LindseyLindsey Berwin is a pianist, teacher and composer, and over the last 25 years she and her pupils have won many prizes in the EPTA annual Composers’ Competition. She has recently been given the job of updating the EPTA Composers Competition, together with fellow British composer Alison Mathews. As well as presenting regional workshops, they will be producing resource sheets for teachers which will cover how to introduce composition into lessons.

Lindsey has music published by Kevin Mayhew Ltd, EVC Music and Spartan Press, and pieces from her suite All the Fun of The Fair were featured on the 2018 Around the Globe Piano Music Festival’s repertoire lists.

VignettesVIGNETTES is a varied collection of pieces suitable for advanced pianists, ranging from around Grade 8 upwards. Each has its own distinct style and sound world, whilst always seeking to consolidate the performer’s technique and musicality. It consists of 7 pieces: Enigma conjures up a somewhat mystifying and unsettled atmosphere; Etudes – No 1 C minor and No 2 B minor; Introspection; Toccata and Fugue in G minor; Tunnel Vision using dissonance and chromaticism this piece depicts a painful emotional journey and lastly, Chromatic Fantasy.

 

Listen to extracts:
https://soundcloud.com/lindsey-berwin/sets/vignettes-extracts

Buy at Spartan Press:
http://www.spartanpress.co.uk/spweb/details.php?catno=SP1414

 

Ivan Brkljačić

www.ivanbrkljacic.com

Ivan BrkljacicDr Ivan Brkljačić was born in 1977 in Belgrade, Serbia. Graduating in 2001 from the Faculty of Music, Department of Composition and Orchestration under Professor Srđan Hofman, he later obtained a master’s degree in composition at the same faculty in 2005, in the class of Professor Zoran Erić.

Furthermore, he successfully completed his doctorate art project entitled ‘Istar’ – the Cycle of Nascent Music Caricatures for Performing in a Theatre Scenery (2012), mentored by Prof. Srdjan Hofman.
He has been commissioned to create many pieces of work for the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, the choir Collegium Musicum, the European project MUSMA as well as BEMUS and BELEF festivals, which music have been performed at most prestigious music venues in Belgrade and around Serbia. He has also composed music for numerous theatre plays including the film music for the feature Serbian movie Redemption Street (‘Ustanička Ulica’), directed by Miroslav Terzić.

Ivan Brkljačić compositions have been performed worldwide in countries such as Belgium, the Netherlands, Canada, Sweden, Brazil, the Czech Republic, Italy, Austria, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Poland, Germany, Croatia, F.Y.R. Macedonia, France, England, Romania, Hungary, Lithuania, Japan and Hong Kong. In 2010 the composition Jinx, was performed by Australian Modern Music Ensemble, conducted by Daryl Pratt, which opened The New Music Days in Sydney, Australia. He cooperated with many international ensembles such as Ostravská Banda from the Czech Republic, Blindman from Belgium, L’Ensemble Portmanto from Canada.
From 1999 he was employed as a teacher with an expertise in the Music Form Analysis at the Stevan Mokranjac specialist secondary music school in Belgrade and from 2005 he has been working at the Belgrade University, Faculty of Music at the Music Theory Department. Furthermore, he acted as the artistic selector of the programme for the 16th-24th International Review of Composers from 2007 till 2015.

Presto IvanPRESTO Originally, this piano piece was written as the final movement of the piano suite IMPROMTU. After almost twenty years, renowned Serbian pianist Vladimir Gligorić rediscovered this impressive work and included it in his regular repertoire, resulting in a studio recording released as a CD. From that moment on, the movements of the suite gained a new energy and confirmed its ability to be independently performed as individual piece.
Pianist Gligorić says about this piece, among other things: “Presto, like a perpetuum mobile, is a devastating outburst, similar to the finale of the Seventh Piano Sonata by Sergei Prokofiev. It is characterised by discontinuous melodic lines and the repetition of motifs, never symmetrical and almost always abbreviated, with unexpected accents in the irregular metrics causing excitement in the listener.”

Listen:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06h60eR_sZI

To obtain the music score FREE of charge, contact AGMA via agpianomusicfestival@gmail.com

Around the Globe Music & Arts Newsletter May 2019 / part 3

Trio ponovoPerformers:

Alla Kravchuk, soprano

Marina Petrov, piano

Miloš Milivojević, accordion

 

More about the programme visit our FB page:

www.facebook.com/events/1073140916207171/

Around the Globe Piano Music Festival 2019 presents:
Contemporary Piano Composers
Jazz for Various Levels
Tim Richards Tim Richards

www.timrichards.ndo.co.uk/

As a child Tim Richards received classical piano lessons with the inspirational EPTA founder Carola Grindea. Later on, he taught himself jazz and blues, inspired by his father’s collection of 78 records by Duke Ellington, Django Reinhardt and Louis Armstrong. He has been a presence on the jazz scene since the early 1980s, touring throughout Europe and the UK with his bands ‘Spirit Level’, ‘Great Spirit’ and the ‘Tim Richards Trio’, and recording over a dozen albums featuring line-ups from duo to nine-piece.

His 1997 Schott publication ‘Improvising Blues Piano’ has been widely acclaimed as setting a new standard in music education. The sequels ‘Exploring Jazz Piano’ and ‘Exploring Latin Piano’ have established him as one of the UK’s foremost jazz educators. Tim also works for ABRSM as a jazz examiner, contributing pieces to their jazz piano syllabus and teaching short courses for classical piano teachers. He currently teaches jazz piano privately, and at Morley College and The City Lit in London.

Book Tim BluesBlues, Boogie and Gospel Collection – 15 pieces for solo piano

From the best-selling author of Improvising Blues Piano, Exploring Jazz Piano and Exploring Latin Piano comes a collection of repertoires for solo piano. The collection is ideal for pianists looking to explore these styles in more depth. Chord symbols are provided for each tune to aid improvisation and the book comes with a recording of all the pieces, played by Tim. Each piece is accompanied by notes on interpretation, technique, theory and performance. Suitable for intermediate to advanced players.
With CD – Schott Edition ED 13895
“A really informative and great fun book showing students how to explore these ever-popular styles.”
EPTA Piano Journal
“An instant classic… deeply felt, expertly realised and above all authentic pieces. Proves itself not simply as the best “jazz piano” publication of the year, but probably the best of the decade so far.”
Pianodao

Book Tim JazzJazz, Latin and Modern Collection – 15 pieces for solo piano

Spanning an eclectic range of styles including bebop, modal, swing, blues, funk, calypso, samba and bossa, several pieces also blur the boundary between jazz and classical music. The collection is aimed at pianists looking to expand their musical horizons. 13 original pieces, plus arrangements of two standards by iconic jazz composers Thelonious Monk and Duke Ellington. Suitable for intermediate to advanced players.
“The pieces throughout this collection are uniformly excellent, brilliantly encapsulating their various styles. This is outstanding material, and another reminder that if there is such a thing as a ‘gift of teaching’, Tim has it in spades. Everything about the book positively screams quality! Tim has once again delivered an ace.”
Pianodao

With downloadable audio files – Schott Edition ED 13970

Listen to these at www.schott-music.com/tim-richards
You can buy these books online http://www.timrichards.ndo.co.uk/
and on other reputable websites and music shops in the UK.

 

LindseyLindsey Berwin

lindseyberwin.com/

Lindsey Berwin is a British piano composer and teacher.
She studied at The Royal Academy of Music, graduating with a degree in music and a piano teaching diploma. After obtaining a Post Graduate Certificate in Education and teaching classroom music for two years, she decided to refocus her attention on piano teaching. Since then she has amassed some thirty-five years of experience, with a thriving teaching practice both at home in Leeds and at the schools of the Wakefield Grammar School Foundation.
Lindsey has become well-known for her innovative and enjoyable approaches to improving key skills, as well as her passion for composition. She and her pupils regularly win prizes in the annual European Piano Teachers Composers’ Competition.
Lindsey is the composer of FunKey! a series of books designed to improve piano students’ sight-reading skills using jazz-based material, and Jazz Keys, its counterpart for the flute. She also published All the Fun of the Fun Fair, which is a contemporary classical piano suite suitable for Intermediate to Advanced level. Her most recent published works include Jazzagility! as well as Vignettes for highly advanced pianists.

Book Jazzagility LinJAZZAGILITY! The book is a brand-new and unique series, designed to develop piano students’ technique using fun material. The pieces are in a variety of jazz-based styles, notably Latin, swing and rock, and, in the first three levels, are enhanced by teacher duets. The series consists of two volumes: Book 1 (levels 1-3), and Book 2 (levels 4 and 5). The first begins with short easy pieces which focus on wrist relaxation, hand position and tone production. The material then systematically introduces such elements as use of forearm weight, independence of fingers, lateral thumb movement, support of the fourth and fifth fingers and direct pedalling. Book 2 builds upon the foundations formed in the previous levels, and students now move around the keys, encountering octave leaps, arpeggio preparation and crossing hands. In addition, they will acquire other important technical skills such as balancing melody and accompaniment, voicing chords and legato pedalling. You can buy these books online at: Spartanpress Amazondsey JAZZAGILITY!

The book is a brand-new and unique series, designed to develop piano students’ technique using fun material. The pieces are in a variety of jazz-based styles, notably Latin, swing and rock, and, in the first three levels, are enhanced by teacher duets.
The series consists of two volumes: Book 1 (levels 1-3), and Book 2 (levels 4 and 5). The first begins with short easy pieces which focus on wrist relaxation, hand position and tone production. The material then systematically introduces such elements as use of forearm weight, independence of fingers, lateral thumb movement, support of the fourth and fifth fingers and direct pedalling.
Book 2 builds upon the foundations formed in the previous levels, and students now move around the keys, encountering octave leaps, arpeggio preparation and crossing hands. In addition, they will acquire other important technical skills such as balancing melody and accompaniment, voicing chords and legato pedalling.

You can buy these books online at:
Spartanpress
Amazon

Newsletter May 2019 / part 2

Around the Globe Piano Music Festival 2019 presents
Contemporary Piano Composers and Their Works: Early Piano Levels

Zidani Marcel Zidani
www.marcelzidani.com

Marcel Zidani is a pianist and composer from UK.
In June 2017 Marcel won 2nd prize in the European Piano Teachers Composer Competition for his composition for piano – ‘The Clock’ and in 2015 the famous pianist Leslie Howard nominated Marcel’s composition ‘Butterflies’ for the British Composer Awards, describing the music from his Life Cycle CD as, ‘an excellent piece, beautifully written for the piano’.
Marcels music is played quite frequently heard on radio stations including BBC Radio Hereford and Worcester, Radio Bristol, Somerset, Wiltshire and more. He has performed extensively at music festivals throughout the UK, as well as giving concerts locally and in the Midlands. In May 2018 Marcel performed and recorded his compositions live at Hay Festival in conjunction with BBC Hereford and Worcester.
Presenting the show Andrew Marston said ‘Outstanding, complex and beautiful – simply put, the most incredible piano player I’ve ever seen’.

Marcel is the author of ‘Hey Presto’ a unique and fully comprehensive, piano method for older beginners and adults, that focuses on the use of the sustain pedal to achieve a rewarding sound straight away.
You can listen to Marcel’s recordings, read reviews and view performances on his website and on YouTube.
All educational material is also available on Marcel’s website above.

Hey Presto!
Piano Method for Beginners aged 11 upwards and Adults

Hey Presto

The beauty of the music speaks for itself and is hugely appealing for children and adults. This Method is perfect for those aged 11 upwards and adult beginners. Hey Presto! is unique in that it teaches the use of pedal from the very first lesson which helps to create an exquisite and engaging sound with immediate effect… Gradually pedal markings are introduced as the harmony and notation becomes more complex. The book also contains pieces that are written to be played without pedal and an emphasis on legato playing throughout.

All the pieces in the book are original compositions composed by Marcel, you will find there are many different styles of music covered including Classical, Easy Listening, Folk Music, Jazz, Improvisation and Popular. Marcel created this book to appeal to those who like the sound of beautiful music and with the aim of inspiring and motivating, particularly teenagers, to enjoy their practice. The book is complete with piano pedagogy for complete musical and technical development including legato technique, wrist and hand flexibility, injury prevention, sustain pedal and much more.

This book is the only beginner book you will need, there is no book 2! You will really be set you up for a lifetime of enjoyment at the piano, as this book comes complete with YouTube and audio support.
Beginner to near grade 2 level method book. You can buy Hey Presto! on the website below and on Amazon:
https://www.marcelzidani.com/hey-presto-piano-method
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Presto-Adult-Method-Beginners Upwards/dp/B06XPLP14G/

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Galiamova Nailia Galiamova

Nailia Galiamova is a composer, lecturer and teacher living in Lithuania.
Nailia graduated from the Moscow State P. Tchaikovsky Conservatory in 1984 with highest honours. She studied composition with Albert Leman, who was also the teacher of Sofia Gubaidulina. In 1987 Mrs. Galiamova moved to Lithuania, where she now actively collaborates with both soloists and orchestras. Her works or arrangements have been performed by the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, the Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra, and the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra amongst others. She also teaches composition, arrangement, polyphony, and music analysis at the National Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis School of Arts in Vilnius. Her past students include renowned Lithuanian composers Gediminas Gelgotas, Justė Janulytė, Albertas Navickas, Titas Petrikis, and Rūta Vitkauskaitė.
Mrs Galiamova has written several large-scale instrumental compositions; recently however she has concentrated on creating piano music for children. Her usual practice is to choose traditional genres, moderate stylistics (displaying features of neo-classicism and minimalism) and tonal harmonic language.

The Little Polyphonic Book
Galiamova book A cycle of pieces for solo piano ‘The Little Polyphonic Book’ was written in 2003 as a helpful supplement for lessons in polyphony, but with the help of the project ‘Children’s Pieces by Lithuanian Composers’ it was immediately included into the piano education program. In 2015 it was published by the Lithuanian Music Information Centre.

The cycle consists of 6 pieces:
Snowflakes Beyond the Window and in the Eyes of Toma the Teddy Bear / imitation
Your Turn to Catch / canon
Two Quarrelling Cyborgs/ two-part fughetta
Three Japanese Dolls Greeting/ the black-key three-part fughetta
How the Honey Cakes Disappear/ basso ostinato,
Lullaby/ ostinato

The program of the cycle depicts a typical day in a child’s life. This helps pupils easily understand common polyphonic techniques, forms, genres, and terminology disguised as familiar images, emotions, and games. Each piece has an additional subtitle which discloses the polyphonic method. As well as the purely pianistic tasks the cycle helps students to learn polyphonic texture and to develop the ability to hear in the language full of dissonance and previously unknown musical modes, the 12-tone row. This also helps to improve coordination and imagination.
In 2018 the cycle was selected as one of the recommended works of the festival ‘Music of the Century’ and thus was discovered by piano teachers and young pianists beyond Lithuania such as the piano festival held in Costa Rica.

To listen to some of the pieces:
https://www.mic.lt/en/database/classical/composers/galiamova/
https://youtu.be/y97TlmHCClA

To purchase The Little Polyphonic Book, go to:
https://www.mic.lt/en/database/classical/published-scores/2116/
https://www.mic.lt/en/database/classical/published-scores/1359