Visiting composers and performers present a concert of works for toy piano and toy piano collaborations. This event is presented as part of the 2017 Florida International Toy Piano Festival.
Viento, toy piano, wind & some reverb. by Víctor Trescolí
Xpand*d by Ruud Roelofsen
ITFAAWBA by James Bohn
Sol, Toy piano & loops byVíctor Trescolí
James Bohn (USA) ITFAAWBA
Many kind people have performed the music of James Bohn, including: The Arcadian Winds, Paul Cienniwa, Michael DeQuattro, Emergo Orchestra Productions, Ensemble Decadanse, Corey Jane Holt, Craig Hultgren, Mary Ellen Kregler, Margaret Lancaster, Murray State University Symphonic Wind Ensemble, the New Bedford Choral Society, The New York Miniaturist Ensemble, New York System, POW!!, The Rhode Island College Brass Ensemble, The Rhode Island College Choir, The Rhode Island College Opera Workshop, The Rhode Island College Symphony Orchestra, The Rhode Island College Wind Ensemble, Judith Lynn Stillman, Thump, the University of Illinois Symphonic Orchestra, the University of Illinois Trombone Ensemble and Maksim Velichkin. Studies have shown that performing music by James Bohn causes performers to be viewed as 17% more sexually attractive to both men and women. Performing music by James Bohn is also an effective form of weight loss. In addition, people who perform music by James Bohn develop whiter teeth and thicker, fuller hair. Science is never wrong.
Ruud Roelofsen (Netherlands) Xpand*d
Ruud Roelofsen studied percussion in the conservatory of Arnhem, Münster (D) and Brussels (B). Ruud received masterclasses in composition with Dmitri Kourliandski, Carola Bauckholt, Richard Ayres and Martijn Padding. In 2013 he was selected for the “Young Composers Meeting” in Apeldoorn. „*In+” for tape was selected in the final round for the Luigi Russolo Award 2013. „Stare #1” is a winning piece in the MUSICAPOI competition in Italy in 2014. Ruud worked with ensembles like: 20o dans le noir (Fr), Kugoni Trio (B), Il Canto di Rame (NL), AtonalHits (USA), Parallel Asteroid (D), Orkest de Ereprijs (NL), Vers Ensemble (NL), Duo Wolke/Brülls (D) and also with renowned players like Lan Thanh Cao, Johan van der Linden, Tania Sikelianou,…
Víctor Trescolí (Spain) Viento, toy piano, wind & some reverb. and Sol, Toy piano & loops
Víctor Trescolí Sanz is a pianist with a special interest in performing contemporary works alongside traditional repertoire. After his studies in Spain he moved to the Netherlands to further his career by doing a Master’s in music at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam (CVA) and a Master’s at the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV). Among his teachers were Brenno Ambrosini, David Kuyken, Hakon Austbo and Ralph van Raat. At the same time he studied the harpsichord with Johan Hoffman and the pianoforte with Baart van Oort. His gained scholarships from the Jaques Vonk Foundation (The Netherlands) and the IVM (Instituto Valenciano de la Música) and the Spanish government to continue his studies, and gained first prize in a Chamber music competition (Academia Valenciana de la Música) with Art! Trio. In addition to solo recitals, Víctor has collaborated with Avlitria ensemble, CVA-New muziek ensemble (Harry Sparnaay), Espai Sonor, Alart quartet, Sorolla ensemble, Festival Punto de Encuentro, Nits d´Aielo i Art, Ensems, Off_Herzios, Pim Pam Pum, Mostra Sonora de Sueca, Festival de música contemporánea de Córdoba, among others, he has a duo with cellist Josep Trescolí Sanz, percussionist Sisco Aparici, and with pianist Xavier Torres and is founding member of ensemble Grup Mixtour as well. Victor’s research covers a variety of studies, which include “Dies Irae in Rachmaninov”, an interpretation study of Mompou’s Música Callada (“SILENT MUSIC: Federico Mompou’s Música Callada”. CVA Research Symposium 2010, Holanda), “Toy piano, juguete e intrumento” (research about the history, interpretation and repertoire for Toy piano), today he is undertaking an UPV doctorate programme in contemporary music. He has published a release “Not a Toy” in the Netlabel Audiotalaia, music for keyboard (piano & Toy piano) and electronics by Karlheinz Essl. In 2013 has published a new release with Toy piano music in Gadgad Music label, under the name Toy piano project: Sons Petits. Víctor has premiered works by Carlos D. Perales and Karlheinz Essl. Víctor teaches at CSMCLM.