Shortlisted for the Presteigne Festival competition
I recently found out that one of my solo piano pieces has been shortlisted for the Presteigne Festival Composers’ Competition 2011. Â I wrote two more piano studies, based on material I used for Klaviertrio im Geiste, and submitted them in February. Â Alissa Firsova is going to workshop and record the pieces next Tuesday at Birmingham Conservatoire, and then they’ll announce the winner. Â Fingers crossed.
Once the competition is over I’ll add these Two Studies to my growing collection of piano studies. Â These two are another study in tremolo, and one in the use of pedals. Â They’re little ‘crystallisations’ of classical sonata movements (in this case, a scherzo and a rondo)… but without the fluff (particularly in the case of the rondo, which is very sparse). Â I’ll post up a recording soon and perusal score soon.