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Discovering Contemporary Classical Music

In June 2014 the BBC released a list of 10 pieces to introduce children to classical music. These were:

  1. John Adams: Short Ride in a Fast Machine…
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Composer Profile: Tamar Diesendruck


Tamar Diesendruck’s favored compositional medium for many years has been virtuosic chamber music; in recent years however her focus has shifted and opportunities to compose for larger ensembles are embraced. 2,078 more words


Composer Profile: Sophie Lacaze

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Unsubdued but attentive to musical trends and schools, French composer Sophie Lacaze has developed an original aesthetics that takes into account the current research on sound while looking to restore music its primary functions, i.e. 828 more words


Composer Profile: Clara Maïda

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Clara Maïda lives in Paris and Berlin.

She turned to music composition after studying psychology at Nice and Aix-Marseille 1 Universities and music at Marseille and Nice conservatories of music, at Aubagne Cefedem-Sud – Training Centre for Teaching (1st Prize in composition and piano, National Diploma for piano teaching), and at Paris 8 University (Master 2 in Musicology, Creation, Music and Society). 1,545 more words


Composer Profile: Vivian Fung

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JUNO Award-winning Canadian composer Vivian Fung has distinguished herself as a composer with a powerful compositional voice, whose music often merges Western forms with non-Western influences such as Balinese and Javanese gamelan and folk songs from minority regions of China. 1,177 more words


New Voice: Bernhard Philipp Eder

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Bernhard Philipp Eder, born in 1984 and raised in Vienna, Austria, has devoted his life to the arts of music from a very early age, when he began taking piano lessons and visiting classical concerts.   2,182 more words

Contemporary Classical

Venues and First Mistakes

Tripping over myself already and it didn’t take long at all.  I try not to keep people waiting.

I assumed that I would not be able to afford a concert hall but because of my positive experience performing in a museum, I thought that a contemporary art gallery might be a great fit for a concert!  741 more words

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