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Glenn Stallcop


Glenn Stallcop is an active pianist, composer, and double bassist based in Phoenix, Arizona. As a pianist, he has been primarily active in improvisation and the performance of his own compositions. He has written many works for solo piano as well as chamber music works including the piano. Most of his solo piano compositions were written before 1990, after which his solo piano interests turned to improvisation. His 1998 CD of solo piano improvisation, Dreamcatcher, was nominated for a Grammy. He has recorded ten CD's of improvisation which are presently being released for download.

To check out his recent recordings go to http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/GlennStallcop

Though the piano and improvisation have been a major part of his musical life, it has always been an avocation. Originally from Seattle, he has been a double bassist with the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra since 1973. He is a successful classical composer with over 75 published compositions, and his music has been performed by symphonies, festivals, and chamber musicians throughout the United States. The Phoenix Symphony Orchestra alone has performed nine of his orchestral works. His recent composition for bass and piano, Vision Quest, won the 2004 David Walter Composition prize from the International Society of Bassists. He founded and directed the Arizona Composers Forum from 1983-89. He was awarded the Performing Arts Fellowship in Composition from the Arizona Commission on the Arts in 1995.

To hear recordings of his written works, including several works for the piano, go to his website at http://www.stallcop.com

His written music is published by BassScores and the American Composers Alliance (ACA). He has been a member of Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) since 1977, and was elected to ACA in New York in 1982. His major teachers include Robert Suderberg, William Bergsma, and Chinary Ung for composition, Ring Warner and Steve Brewster for double bass, and Frits Scavenius for piano. He received a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Washington and a Master of Music degree from Arizona State University, where he was awarded Outstanding Graduate in Music History, Theory, and Composition.


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