For me your music is very beautiful for "ambience" music with dinner and polite conversation, etc. From a standpoint of it falling under "the classical banner" there's no chance of it. It is too static and repetitive (which is great for calming nevers and soothing oneself) and has no memorable melodies or tonal journey, and therefore is not suitable for significant story-telling. I found no influneces of "Romantic" or "Impressionist" composers, far less any minimalism, contemporary techniques or devices, electronica or post-rock for that matter, but did hear some jazz idiom in Completion. In summary, you write beautiful music for a certain purpose, but it isn't the kind that any pianists will want to buy the score of to perform for others in a program. They will, however, likely want to buy your CD(s) and play them during romantic dinners or at the end of a difficult day at work. Just my 2 cents. BTW, one litmus test of piano "art" music is whether you're intending to sell scores. If you are only intending to sell CDs, then I venture to say that it isn't "classical" (meaning "art" music). I by no means mean to denigrate here, I'm only identifying style by intent.
thanks for your message. Its always interesting to consider one's motives and purpose - for me, creating beautiful music that has an engaging and emotional effect on the listener would probably sum it up pretty well. From what you say, it sounds like you may think Im succeeding.
As for my influences - they are all there in my "musical character" and have all affected the way I think about musical shape, tonality, phrasing and structure although Im certainly not looking to recreate or evoke any particular style. More to absorb the many different musical styles that have had an effect on me and from that melting pot to write music that is original and which, as a starting point, has an effect on me (if I know a new composition has a strong effect on me when I play it, theres got to be a reasonable chance it will have an effect on others as well).
Youre right that I aim more for people to listen to my music (either live or in person) than to play it themselves and thats an interesting slant on the nature of composition. I do write from the "fingers and the heart" more than from "pencil and the mind" (to coin a couple of awkward phrases!). That said, in the limited exposure my music has had so far, Ive had a few enquiries after sheet music, so there is an interest there.
Anyway, whilst I would overall agree that my music is unlikely to be thought of as falling officially within the classical tradition (I hope its ok for me to pop on here now and again to share and discuss my music. Im also looking at expanding on the teaching side of things as well in the future (I have a handful of private pupils) and if Im going to progress this further, I may be looking for some advice and conversation on traditional repertoire.