CLASSICAL CROSSOVER ARTIST CROSSES OVER TO CANADA
Award Winning Solo Pianist Brings Own Brand to Great White North
Montréal, CANADA — Composer-pianist Dan Kennedy will make a live concert appearance at 7:00 PM, Thursday, September 19, 2019. The 2019 Enlightened Piano Radio Concert and Awards Ceremony will be held at Montréal's esteemed Place des Arts, Cinquième Salle.
Kennedy’s latest album Mountains Made of Shadow, Anthems Made of Light (Mt. Pollux Music) is a finalist for the Enlightened Piano Radio Album of the Year. Winners will be announced this ceremonial concert. The album was just named #5 on Gaia Prime Radio’s Best Contemporary Instrumental Albums of 2018.
A native of Bedford, Massachusetts, Kennedy’s music harkens back to the Romantic Era of 1830s Germany when pianists were required to include an improvisation in their home concerts. With a style described as “Classical Crossover,” Dan Kennedy is a contemporary solo pianist, classically trained at Oberlin Conservatory and New England Conservatory.
“People ask me all the time,” says Kennedy, “how I compose my music and the bottom line is, I don’t completely know. It’s not a glamorous process of bringing the music back from a mountain top with lightning flashing all around. It tends to happen for me just by sitting at the piano, keeping the bits and pieces I like. A work is never really finished, and it morphs from show to show.”
For more info see www.enlightenedpiano.com.