This is a work for solo piano I composed called, "Impromptu in A-Flat Minor: Music for Three Tragedies."
I was affected deeply by three separate mass shootings which occurred within months of each other in places of worship spanning different religions across the globe (Muslims, Christians, & Jews). This piece is my musical response to the immense sorrow I felt over these tragedies. Please feel free to interpret and experience this piece personally and create your own narrative for the different sections and moods it aims to convey.
Sheet music for this piece is available for purchase here: Impromptu in A-Flat Minor
I would be honored to hear other musician's interpretations of this deeply personal and intensely emotional composition. (Also, please note that the sections in 'A-Flat Minor' are actually notated in F Minor with alterations)
This piece was premiered at Connections Concert: Percolation on July 28, 2019.
I’ve recently downloaded & wanted to share recordings from my solo piano recital for my Master of Music degree. Hope you enjoy this selection of Liszt, Debussy, and Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto.
I’d encourage you to hit ‘play’ on this clip (a longer piece) and take in this beautiful valley in Switzerland. Franz Liszt composed collections of pieces called the Years of Pilgrimage. The first set was for Switzerland and features this gorgeous, dramatic, and emotive work ‘Vallée d’Obermann.’ Though the ‘Valley d’Obermann’ does not exist, it is obvious that Liszt was inspired by the beauty of Switzerland in this work.
It was an honor to play this concerto with fellow pianist, Alexander Kostadinov for my recital. I was also lucky enough to perform it with trumpet for a concerto competition. This concerto was written for piano and trumpet!
Read more about this incredible piece here.
These selected preludes from the second book preludes by Debussy represent an array of moods and characters. I’d invite you to discover how they make you feel before looking into their meanings!
Rhapsody in Blue by Gershwin
from Washington Dance Creative’s “A Jazzy Review” show, December 2018
This is an excerpt I played, from the pianist’s perspective!
My arrangement of Hot Cross Buns with other folk songs from Hoffman Academy & a surprise pop song. This was at my last recital while working at Hoffman Academy, so this was kind of a tribute to my time spent there.
As a lover of dance, I felt lucky to have the opportunity to create a backdrop to this beautiful dance performance through Washington Dance Creative. This was an improvisation (which includes some singing, if you listen closely!) and arrangement of the piece, "We Move Lightly" by Dustin O'Halloran.
It’s always fun to provide music in a specific setting. This was a party thrown for the Anniversary of the Titanic Sinking - and what a party it was! Costumes, food & music that would have been on board, dancing, and a fancy chandelier! This was one of the pieces that would have been on the 'request list' - a sweet little piece by Mendelssohn called "Confidence." Enjoy!