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CD officially released; biography change

Discussion in 'Submission Room' started by andrew, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. andrew

    andrew Member Piano Society Artist

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    My transcriptions CD has now been released on CDBaby. Digital downloads only for now, but distribution of physical CDs will follow shortly, as will digital distribution via iTunes, Spotify, etc.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlRtSyPAVNU
    http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/andrewwright

    I would like to make a couple of small changes to my biography to reflect this. Thanks in advance.

    New bio:

    Born in Dundee, Scotland, Andrew Wright showed an early interest in music and had his first piano lessons at the age of seven. Further lessons followed with William Stevenson, but after he left school, Andrew did not play piano for several years. A chance meeting with his former teacher resulted in him recommencing studies, taking lessons with Kenneth van Barthold and Nicholas Pope.

    Andrew has an active interest in exploring the music of semi-forgotten composers of the romantic era, such as Liapunov, Tausig and Thalberg, and is especially interested in transcriptions. He is also interested in improvisation and has written several compositions.

    Over the last few years, Andrew has performed regularly in public, giving concerts throughout Scotland and the North of England. His recording of Thalberg's piano solo arrangement of 'Casta Diva' was used on the soundtrack in the Australian documentary programme, 'Compass'.

    In 2012, he fulfilled a long-held ambition by making a studio recording of selected transcriptions from opera. The disc, "A Night at the Opera", is available online at cdbaby.com.
     
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    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist

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    Ok, Andrew, I will do this tomorrow.
     
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    techneut Active Member Piano Society Artist

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    Just out of interest, is your teacher William Stevenson related to Ronald Stevenson ?
     
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    No, though it would have been appropriate considering the repertoire and Ronald Stevenson's record as a transcriber.

    I forgot to say - Monica (and Chris, though it's not really your scene), if you would like a copy of the cd, I'm more than happy to send one out free of charge if you pm me the relevant address. It's the least I can do when you both do so much unpaid work keeping the forum running.
     
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    Pity. I'd have liked to be able to brag that a guy I know on a forum studied with a relative of RS :)

    Thanks for the kind offer Andrew. I greatly admire your playing but I don't think I would actually listen to this CD much, so it seems wasted on me.
     
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    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist

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    Ok, your bio has been replaced.

    And that's a nice gesture, I just sent you a pm.
     
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    hyenal New Member Piano Society Artist

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    My sincere congratulations! I just heard the Youtube clip, and all sounds great!
     
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    Thanks to both of you!
     

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