Review – Graded Pieces for Piano by William Gillock, Edited by Andrew Eales

In the UK Gillock is especially loved for a handful of memorable miniatures that regularly appear on set repertoire lists for grade examinations. ‘New Orleans Nightfall’ in particular has proved to be an outstandingly popular choice for grade five candidates, though ‘Mister Trumpet Man’ and ‘Carnival in Rio’ are also firmly established as frequent choices for young players at festivals, concerts, and exams. Read more >

Call to Women Composers

Welcome to the project!

A few weeks ago, EVC announced a new inspirational initiative and invited female composers aged 14+ to participate in the selection for the new anthology of 22 pieces inspired by Chopin’s 22 Nocturnes, a creative project supporting the young prize-winning pianist RNCM student Rose McLachlan. Winning entries will make up the majority of the publication alongside a small number of commissioned works from established female composers. The collection will be presented in June 2023 in the UK with a series of recitals by Rose and a book launch.  

EVC Festival at the Albert Hall

After two long years, we were delighted to welcome aspiring pianists from the USA, Colombia, Armenia, Israel, Albania, Germany, and United Kingdom to perform in the:

  • Concert with the Band – pianists will be performing works by EVC composers with the professional band
  • Contemporary Classical Recital – the programme will include works by EVC composers, feature Ukrainian composers Skorik, Kapustin, Saratsky, Sasko and compositions by Liebermann, Montague, Ligeti, Schoenberg and Komitas to name but a few.

Elena Cobb:

‘Memories of your performance at the Elena Cobb Star Prize Festival on the world-famous stage will stay with you forever. It will build your confidence, character and self-esteem and one day, when you are older, you will be telling your own children: “When I was your age, I played the piano at the Royal Albert Hall.’ Read more >

Piano Grades are Go! New release by EVC

EVC Music released a brand new collection of piano pieces with an emphasis on the performance directions and musical techniques – the superskills of piano playing!

Piano Grades Are Go! by music examiner and composer, Victoria Proudler includes twenty characterful solos for Initial to Grade 1 level. The pieces are carefully graded at the standards of the major exam boards and also include techniques and musical details to supercharge progress through the grades. Read more >

EVC Music and TopMusicSheets

EVC Music and TopMusicSheets

EVC Music and TopMusicSheets presented a brand new book EVC Music at the Royal Albert Hall released by TopMusic.co and TopMusicPro.com for the TopMusic community – one of the leading educational resources available on the internet for music teachers founded by the Australian music educator Tim Topham. Read more >

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