Rebecca Oswald, Composer and Solo Pianist

Rebecca Oswald - highlights from 2011 and 2012

Conclusion of a six month compositional sabbatical in Belfast, N.I.

Solo piano recording session at Oktaven Studios in Yonkers, NY.

Pacific Northwest premiere of Finding the Murray River (full orchestra) by the Willamette Valley Symphony, conducted by Maestro Sean Paul Mills.

Release of Whisperings Solo Piano Volume 1 - Music to Quiet Your World, a compilation CD produced by David Nevue and Joe Bongiorno, featuring songs by 16 artists from the Whisperings Solo Piano Radio broadcasts. It includes a new recording of Rebecca's song October Wind.

Release of Light and Shadow - Modern Orchestral Works, a compilation CD produced by PARMA Recordings on the Navona label. It includes two of Rebecca's orchestral works, Finding the Murray River and Sleep, Child, recorded in 2010 by the Moravian Philharmonic in Olomouc, Czech Republic, conducted by Maestro Vit Micka.

Several performances around the Willamette Valley, Oregon, of Aesop's Fables (woodwind quintet with narration) by the Arrieu Quintet.

Solo piano concert at the IC'11 Conference in Salt Lake City on the University of Utah campus. Premieres of several songs from the Whereas CD (2011).

Light and Shadow CD named "Best Album of the Month of August" and nominated for "Best Album RNA of the Year 2011" by Reviews New Age.

Solo piano house concert in Florence, Oregon.

Several performances in California by concert pianist Mary Au of Sonata no. 1 (piano).

Release of Whereas, a CD of thirteen original songs for solo piano, and publication of the Whereas songbook.

Recording session: Aesop's Fables (woodwind quintet) by Arrieu Quintet, in Eugene, Oregon.

Performances of Aesop's Fables (woodwind quintet with narration) by Arrieu Quintet with Rebecca Oswald, narrator, in Eugene, Oregon.

Premiere: Double Beauty (art song) by Gretchen Farrar (soprano) with LeAnn Overton (piano), as part of the New York Foundation for the Arts / Bootstrap Festival, at Engelman Concert Hall, Baruch College, in New York City, NY. Commissioned by Gretchen Farrar.

Composition of Unlock the Treasure in Your Heart (SATB a cappella), in honor of Dr. James Reddan. Commissioned by Linn-Benton Community College.

Solo piano concerts in Arkansas, Texas, New York, and Oregon.

Promotion: Whereas CD international radio campaign handled by LAZZ Promotions.

Zone Music Reporter (ZMR) ranked Whereas #6 in June, #3 in July, and #6 in August, and #13 overall in 2012. Many fine reviews.

Whereas CD was accepted on Pandora, and was submitted to the GRAMMYs.

NY premiere: Sonata no. 1 performed by concert pianist Mary Au in "Faces of Eve", a Women's Work Concert Series presentation in NYC.

Composition of Die Alster (SATB/piano, text by Friedrich von Hagedorn, 1708-1754). Die Alster wins the 2013 Houston Saengerbund Composition Competition, mixed chorus category.


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