A Unique Background For Your Event-Classical Improvisation

Classical improvisation flourished in the 19th century, largely due to the culture of the “salons”.   Pianists like Franz Liszt developed their improvisatory techniques in this fertile ground; much the same as jazz musicians improvise at clubs today.  Some of the great musical works of the 19th century were born in these salons:


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(Franz Liszt Fantasizing at the Piano, by Josef Danhauser, a painting of Franz Liszt playing in a Parisian salon. The imagined gathering shows George Sand, Franz Liszt, Niccolò Paganini, Gioachino Rossini, and other artists and musicians of the era).

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With over 600 live online performances and numerous “real world” venue appearances to my credit, my classical improvisations for the piano are uniquely driven by a desire to create spontaneous music that is new yet accessible.  Here is a live performance streamed into the online world Second Life:




My playing represents a unique kind of background music, as my primary influence is modern classical music; yet my presentation is much more in the Romantic tradition.  Because of this, I feel I am uniquely qualified to perform at venues where “the usual will just not do”;  where an up-and-coming aesthetic is paired with a respect for Old World musical traditions.

I represent a genuine alternative in music for every kind of event-and can bring to your event these unique qualities, qualities inherent in the once-again growing tradition of classical improvisation.

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