Winner of the 2018 Leopold Auer International Composers Competition, sponsored by the Leopold Auer Society.
What attracted me to "Die liebe Farbe" (The Beloved Colour) from the song cycle Die schöne Müllerin (The Beautiful Miller Girl) is its haunting melody and the simplicity of its stark contrapuntal lines. I was also intrigued by the F-sharp pedal that pulses without let-up for the song's entire duration. The song's text, on the other hand, was of little consequence to me in this context. The Fantasy opens with the theme, in its original key, high up in eerie violin harmonics, shadowed in loose canon by the piano. The first episode gradually departs from the theme, initiating a process over the course of which the theme is further distorted at each recurrence—intervalically, rhythmically and especially harmonically—culminating in a lyrical outpouring, underscored by a G-pedal, with splashy diatonic cluster chords in the piano. But a sombre mood returns and the music drifts off into the stratosphere of register.
Oct 7, 2017— Tiffany Yeung (vn)
Vancouver International Music Competition, Gessler Hall, UBC School of Music
Mar 13, 2016—Gisèle Dalbec-Szczesniak, Michel Szczesniak
Queen's Faculty Artists Series, The Isabel, Kingston, ON
Nov 2, 2013—Leslie Ting, Sarah Hagen
Gallery 345, Toronto
Nov 1, 2013—Leslie Ting, Sarah Hagen
Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society
May 25, 2013—David Lakirovich, Marc Widner
St. Paul's L'Amoreaux Anglican Church, Toronto
Mar 31, 2009—Lynn Kuo, Marianna Humetska
COC Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Toronto
Nov 22, 2008—Alain Bouvier, Michael Esch
Robert Rival Doctoral Recital, U of T
Aug 5, 2008—Donnie Deacon, Frédéric Lacroix
Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival
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