The Four-Hand Piano Duo

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Living Composers Project

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Mission Statement

The Living Composers: AnythingPiano Project's mission is to encourage the creation of repertoire for the piano in various combinations, to promote living composers through public performances and recordings of their works, and to increase audience enthusiasm and appreciation for new music through creative and varied programming.

LCAPP is currently focusing on music for four hands at one piano by the following composers:
Beatriz Lockhart -Joropo for Piano, Four Hands
Beatriz Lockhart is a Uruguayan pianist, music educator and composer. She was born in Montevideo and studied composition at the Montevideo Conservatory and the Latin-American Center for Musical Studies of the Instituto Torcuato di Tella in Buenos Aires from 1969-70 with Carolos Estrada and Héctor Tosar. She took a teaching position in 1974 at the National Conservatory in Caracas, Venezuela, then returned to Uruguay in 1998 to teach at the Escuela Universitaria de Música and at the Uscuela Municipal de Música. She is noted as a specialist in contemporary tango. beatrizlockhart.blogspot.com

David Bennett Thomas -Short Sonata for Four Hands (2001)
David Bennett Thomas is a composer in the Philadelphia area, where he teaches composition, piano, and heads the theory department.  He has composed extensively for chorus, chamber groups, and piano, and also composes and works as a jazz pianist.  Thomas' music has been commissioned and performed throughout America and abroad, and can be found on several CD labels. www.davidbthomas.com


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