Epic. piano. pieces.

My friend Abram Korsunsky had his recital this past Monday and it was quite amazing. He memorized ALL his music and I gotta say it was pretty epic. Two of the most epic pieces on the program were Brahms’ Variation on a Theme by Paganini (you know it’s going to be epic when you see […]

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***Spring concerts***

Today the percussionists had a mini ragtime music concert outdoors (with only 2 marimbas and one xylophone as the instrumentation!). The idea of having it outside was cute and the music was cute, however the weather was not as cute as they probably expected from a Spring day! It was extremely windy and chilli. In […]

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I have a new love.

On this Valentine’s day I would like to express my new love for the clarinet. It started with Balkan music. Never knew such an orchestral instrument could sound so exotic and soulful. Recently my friend posted this awesome clip from an Albanian film of a man playing the clarinet, and it stuck with me. The […]

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Le Petit Pepinot

Le Petit Pepinot is the name of my small instrument band I formed with my best friends from the Aaron Copland School of Music. The instrumentation consists of a toy piano, melodica, ukulele, cello (acting as the bass) and small percussion like doumbek (middle eastern drum) and the rik (egyptian tambourine). Our influences vary, from […]

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Listen to your Mahler.

This weekend is going to be intense. Both tomorrow night and Sunday afternoon I will be singing in QC’s Choral Society/QC Orchestra’s performance of Mahler’s Symphony No.2! This piece is amazing from beginning to end. Made up of five movements, the piece starts with a furious first movement which catches your attention. It’s filled with […]

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