Rakowski Etudes Vol. 1 CD artwork

David Rakowski
pilule Vol. 1 from Books II, III and IV

Amy Briggs, piano

For fans of virtuoso pianism and new music that is simultaneously subtle, richly complex and teeming with ideas, yet lucid in structure and distinctive in profile.

Rakowski Etudes Vol. 2 CD artwork

David Rakowski
Etudes, Volume 2 from Books I, IV and V

Amy Briggs, piano

David Rakowski's growing catalog of Études for piano has inspired performances and recordings by leading pianists on both sides of the Atlantic.

Thomas Prairie Sketches CD artwork

Augusta Read Thomas
Prairie Sketches

Callisto Ensemble
Cliff Colnot, conductor
Tony Arnold, soprano
Amy Briggs, piano

"In Prairie Sketches I, which includes harp and a chorus of three female voices, Ms. Thomas revels in the poet Suzann Zimmerman's paean to a sweeping Kansas landscape with music by turns radiant and ethereal." — Steve Smith, The New York Times

David Rakowski

Etudes, Vol. 3 from Books V, VI, and VII

 Amy Briggs, piano


 Tangos for Piano

Amy Briggs, piano





Recently in the blog: new videos!

Rakowski Concerto No. 2 with BMOP a smashing success!

The world-premiere of Davy Rakowski's Piano Concerto No. 2 with BMOP in Jordan hall last January was a hit!  Read the Boston Globe Review here, the Boston Classical Review here, the Boston Musical Intelligencer review here , and the New Music Box review here!  We recorded the entire concerto for the BMOP/sound label, and are looking forward to a release in early 2015.  Stay tuned for more info.

David Rakowski Piano Etudes Volume 4 is in the can!

I recorded 22 more etudes - Books 8 and 9 and two etudes from Book 10 - this past June at the American Academy of Arts and Letters with the fabulous engineer Judith Sherman.  See new videos in the blog, as well as photos from the sessions and new Davytude videos.   Don't miss Chase, etude for piano and celeste which was filmed with a GoPro video camera strapped to my forehead!

University of Chicago Chamber Music Intensive with Spektral Quartet 

This past July I teamed up with the Spektral Quartet for a 4-day chamber music intensive at the Logan Center for the Arts on the University of Chicago campus.  We had a great turnout: 21 enthusiastic musicians, many of them music students or adult amateurs.  Our final concert included works of Mozart, Beethoven, Faure, and Smetana.

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