We are pleased to announce that during July 2020, AGMA will be hosting live performances online
C-19 PIANO STUDENTS RECITALS
on the popular social media platform Zoom for both, Junior and Adult amateur pianists of any level.
At a time when all of us are going through unprecedented difficulties in many aspects of our lives, we think that learning and playing musical instruments including live performances, is of extreme importance for emotional and mental wellbeing. We hope that the new experience of performing piano live online will inspire and motivate you, thus, bringing a sense of achievement and overall enjoyment. Joining this performance platform will keep you engaged with our music community, which may bring you feeling stimulated to be more creative and musically proactive at these challenging times.
We are looking forward to your response and to seeing you there!
Proposed dates and times for performances for C-19 Piano Students Recitals are as follows:
Junior Pianists (16 years and under) ● Thursday 2nd July 2020 at 7 PM (beginners up to Grade 3 level) ● Tuesday 7th July 2020 at 7 PM (intermediate up to Grade 5 level) ● Tuesday 14th July 2020 at 7 PM (early advanced up to grade 8 level and above)
Adult Pianists (17 years and above) ● Tuesday 21st July 2020 at 7 PM (any level)
To participate, you need to apply by 15th June 2020 by emailing us to email@example.com As numbers of places are limited, you are encouraged to apply early.
Applications need to be made by an adult, teacher, parent or guardian. You should state: – The name and age of the applicant – The title of the piece(s) and name of the composer(s) – Length of performance in minutes – Name of applicant’s piano teacher – Preferred date for performance * Please note that advanced level pianists cannot perform longer than 15 minutes.
REMINDER FROM THE EDITOR
DEADLINE for submission of articles and musical promotional material for the forthcoming Around the Globe Music Magazine, Summer 2020 Vol. 3 is on Sunday 31st May 2020. Please send your proposals by email to Marina Petrov: firstname.lastname@example.org
Melanie Spanswick Simply Driven & Play it again: PIANO Book 3
In this newsletter, we want to introduce you to new works of a British composer and pianist Melanie Spanswick, who is a close associate of Around the Globe Music & Arts. She is a teacher, adjudicator and writer, who has authored best-selling books on many aspects of piano playing. Her music is increasingly performed and recorded worldwide, and she is one of the few female composers to be published in the renowned Edition Schott Composer Series. We hope you will enjoy Melanie’s newly published pieces from Simply Driven written for advanced-level pianists, whose authentic music is loved by many including professional musicians, piano students and the wider audience. We endorse hers Play it again: PIANO Book 3, whose methods can help piano students in achieving more advanced levels and enjoying to exploring a new repertoire.
Read more about Melanie and her many blogs and articles at https://melaniespanswick.com/
Aisa: Sand, Silk and Love was written in August 2018 especially for Japanese pianist Aisa Ijiri. The meaning of the title, Sand, Silk and Love, necessitates a slow tempo with a feel for the sentiment behind these words. Aisa is in the style of a power ballad; melodic, expressive and slightly sentimental…” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJis2hGJ2lA Enigma composed in February 2019 especially for Japanese pianist Yuki Negishi, this miniature programmatic work inhabits an atmospheric, dreamy sound world… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8VyTjT7cnc&feature=youtu.be Chasm was written in September 2019 for Japanese pianist Maiko Mori. This work is a piano étude, or piano study, intended to hone or develop a pianist’s technical skills… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LU9ucfTJF8M&feature=youtu.be Time is a theme and set of variations. Composed between January and August 2019, for Romanian pianist Madalina Rusu, the structure of this work remains faithful to the traditional concept of a theme and variations… https://youtu.be/7ceTPinjeds Frenzy was written in December 2017. It’s the first piece in this volume, and is an étude, or piano study, written with the intention to hone and perfect articulation and note clarity, and it is featured in Play it again: PIANO Book 3 (Schott).” https://youtu.be/XhLWpX96RDo