Los Angeles, CA
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I wrote two piano concertos in 2011 and 2013 to fulfill a promise I made to myself as a young piano student that I would write a piano concerto and then premiere it much in the same way Rachmaninoff did with his 2nd, my intention being to launch a career as a composer, pianist, & conductor. Well, fate had other plans---a severe finger injury grounded me as a pianist at 20 and I never wrote that concerto. Instead, I entered the business world and for number of years designed and built luxury homes in the Greater Los Angeles area. The dream eventually faded, though it apparently had been lying dormant somewhere underneath my psyche in the intervening decades. In the meantime, to keep my music skills alive and because I enjoyed it immensely I read orchestral scores for years as leisure reading, analyzing how great composers achieved the sounds they were after; the different combinations of instruments they used. Then one day a few years ago an innocuous tune just popped into my mind. The old dream bubbling beneath the surface of my conscious suddenly surfaced and I finally committed myself to writing that piano concerto (link above), not having any formal training in orchestration except what I had gleaned from studying orchestral score all those years. Later on reflection I came to realize it wasn't the concerto I had always wanted to write. A second one followed in 2013. Of late I have deserted the piano concerto form and concentrated on waltzes. My "5 Ghostly Waltzes" for Female Choir, Piano & Orchestra Op 3 is posted for listening.