This is the story she began
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A beautifully programmed and performed concert of new music for piano.

Tanya Bannister's career began with her victories at the Concert Artists Guild International Competition and the New Orleans International Piano Competition, confirming her status among the leading pianists of her generation. Ms. Bannister has a special affinity for contemporary music. As she says, "I find the experience of working with composers to be an enlightening and energizing one..." Three works on this recording Del Tredici, Farrin, and Theofanidis were commissioned for her by Concert Artists Guild.
David Del Tredici, composer
Three Gymnopédies
Tanya Bannister, piano

Christopher Theofanidis, composer
All dreams begin with the horizon
Tanya Bannister, piano

Suzanne Farrin, composer
This is the story she began
Tanya Bannister, piano

Sheila Silver, composer
Six préludes pour piano, d'apr¸s po¸mes de Baudelaire
Tanya Bannister, piano

"Ear-Engaging New Piano Music, Beautifully Played...Ms. Bannister is a fine pianist who clearly has both musicianly instincts and a finely tuned technique. I quite enjoyed the CD and am sure I'll return to it again and again." (Scott Morrison)

"Tanya Bannister, an exceptionally talented young fortunate to have three attractive composition commissioned for her...and well recorded. ...Bannister plays all these with a scintillating tone and a subtle sense of chording and dynamics. A beautiful piano tone is a rare thing these days, and she has it." (American Record Guide)

"Tanya Bannister plays the piano with an energy and command of color that dares the listener not to be delighted." (Fanfare)
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