The International Society of Pianists and Composers, Inc. is a non-profit organization that promotes and presents the contemporary or lesser-known music written for piano. Read more...
Members of ISPC have a great opportunity to communicate and work together. Monthly meetings take place via Skype at a specified time. Read more...
When you join the International Society of Pianists and Composers, you become a member of a world community of composers, pianists, teachers, students and enthusiasts dedicated to advancing the art of piano performance through collaboration and education. Read more...
The Annual ISPC Awards recognize outstanding contributions that were made to the purpose of the Society. Three ISPC Members who proved to be the most active representatives of the Society's goals for that year will receive the award. Read more...
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The Chase (2-pianos)
Michael Polo, composer - "This is a piece I composed for two pianos and is being published in the Fall of 2008"
by Tony Uhm. Performed by Alexei Ivanchenko, Tony Uhm (pianos); keyboards & computer programming.
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Welcome to the International Society of Pianists and Composers website - home of the ISPC Edition.
International Society of Pianists and Composers
Art Tatum: his life as a jazz pianist and his utilization of different jazz styles by Elliott Hayes
Art Tatum, one of the most influential Jazz pianists discovered jazz when it was still a young art form.Born with limited vision, Art was afflicted with the handicap until his death.He studied piano at an early age with a talent that allowed him to excel in a way unparalleled by his peers.Art began playing professionally as early as the age of 16.Word of his talent spread all over the country and he was eventually persuaded to go to New York city.He was also blessed with an astonishing memory.His peers knew instantly that his talent for playing jazz was unique and hard to imitate.His colleagues were awed by his flawless technique and natural sense of harmony and rhythm.He knew such great musicians as Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Vladimir Horowitz, Oscar Peterson and Louis Armstrong.Art’s pianistic style was unique, in that, it drew from whatever styles of jazz Art was exposed to.He was able to play the blues, stride piano, be-bop and many other new and developing styles of the early twentieth century.He favored popular songs and was never known to compose his own pieces.
Welcome to the website of the International Society of Pianists and Composers! The Society was founded in 2008 to represent an international network of musicians from all over the world interested in promoting contemporary piano music. ISPC members have a unique opportunity to collaborate, exchange ideas and develop professional relationships with their colleagues in the ISPC community. Our expanding network of musicians includes students, faculty, alumni of many conservatories and music colleges in the USA and abroad. Feel free to explore the website and please give us some feedback and/or you could support our mission by giving a small donation which would help us fund our upcoming projects. We also would like to invite you to visit the Archive section of the website where ISPC members have posted music, videos, sheetmusic and other materials for the website visitors.
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