An Afternoon of Classical & Jazz Music
Multi-award winning artists Tania Stavreva & Rob Mullins will perform their own sets in an afternoon of classical and jazz piano music at Pierre's Fine Pianos in Los Angeles. The 1st set starts with Tania Stavreva at 2pm (classical solo piano) until 3pm. After intermission the 2nd half of the program will be all jazz music performed by Rob Mullins. Tania's program will include works, including several California premieres, by classical composers: Alberto Ginastera (Argentina), Charles Coleman (US), Dobrinka Tabakova (Bulgaria/UK), Tania Stavreva (Bulgaria), Andras Derecskei (Hungary), Steve Holtje (USA), Erik Satie (France)
About the artists:
"Edgy, knockout, Tania Stavreva's got rhythm" says The Huffington Post about "World-class" (Classicalite News), "Hot, extraordinary, intoxicating, superb, incredible, evocative" (Performing Arts Review), "Spectacular" (The Times of Israel), "Bulgarian-born piano dynamo" (Time Out New York) and "Unique, virtuoso" (AXS) Tania Stavreva who "just might be able to reignite a bigger interest in classical music - especially with young people." (MainlyPiano.com)
Described by more music critics as "exceptional, entrancing, fun!" (Harry Rolnick, ConcertoNet.com), "a fully formed and fearsomely talented pianist" (Steve Holtje, CultureCatch.com) and "bold, dynamic, magnificent" (Harris Goldsmith, NY Concert Review"), "Tania Stavreva "has taken solo piano to rare heights" (Classicalite News). She is "a unique pianist, combining genuine quality with a refreshing approach to programing." (Bachtrack.com UK), "a sensuous, dramatically aware keyboardist, fascinating to watch, in her finger work, as well as to hear." (John Osburn, Osburnt.com) and "one of a new breed of self-sufficient young classical musicians... hands of great skill and power, electric flair and colorful musicality" (Jon Sobel, BlogCritics.com). She is recognized as one of the most versatile young artists of her generation, renowned internationally for having some of the most precise fingering of any of the twenty-something generation of pianists, bar none (Mark Greenfest, SoundWordSight Arts Magazine), for her "fiery pianism" (The Arts Desk), "unique contemporary style" (AXS), "superior technical abilities", "unlimited virtuosity", "personal sensitivity difficult to find elsewhere", and "huge dynamic range" combined with "demanding and diversified programs. Her "masterfully delivered" (San Francisco Chronicle) performance of the "White Lies for Lomax" (Winner of the 3rd Van Cliburn American Composers International Competition) by Mason Bates, released on Innova Recordings is a stunning display of intricate blues playing and a highlight of the recording (Karl Ackermann, All About Jazz CD Review), where Ms. Stavreva is among artists such as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Her "knockout of an album" (Blogcritics Magazine), and "a masterpiece, a stunning artistic achievement" (Enlightened Piano Radio) Rhythmic Movement released on January 7th, 2017 on Tania Stavreva Music LLC, reached immediately BILLBOARD Classical Top 10 (at #8) and it is the winner of 18 international music awards: Best Female Instrumentalist at the Best Of 2017 Foundations TV Red Carpet Awards, 4 Indie Music Channel Awards 2018 (for Best Classical Female Artist, Best Classical Recording, Best Classical Duo (with two time GRAMMY®winning drummer Will Calhoun from Living Colour), & Best Classical Producer (Ron Saint Germain), also 2 awards from The Clouzine International Music Awards in Best Classical Album 2017 and Best Classical Duo Recording 2018 (with Will Calhoun), 3 Global Music Awards for Outstanding Achievement (for emerging artist, album, classical), 4 Radio Music Awards 2017, Indie Music Channel (for Best Classical Record, Best Classical Female Artist, Best Classical Song and Best Classical Duo again with Will Calhoun), Best Classical Recording at the Radio Music Awards 2018 Indie Music Channel, the Indie Music Hall of Fame Outstanding Achievement Award 2018, Best Classical Duo Recording (with Will Calhoun) in the 2019 Clouzine International Music Awards and Best Female Instrumental Artist Awards in the 2019 Indie Music Channel Awards.
More about Tania Stavreva: www.TaniaStavreva.com
"Even if you're not a jazz fan, you'll like Rob Mullins.
His contemporary style has the ability to cross boundaries,
influence genres, and touch emotions. Its the kind of music
you don't expect to hear, but once you do,
you never forget it." Bernard Baur-Music Connection Magazine
Rob Mullins has built his musical reputation in the Hollywood world with a solid string of releases in the contemporary jazz field over the past 30 years. His rise to international acclaim as a composer and performer began with his "Soulscape" project, which earned him a Grammy Nomination for composition. Since that time, Rob has gone on to record 33 CD's of his music, three of which went Billboard Top Ten. His latest releases include "Only in Venice" (July 2017) "Over the Rainbow" (March 2017) and "Wistful Thinking" (released on iTunes and Amazon March 20, 2018).
Starting out on drums at age 11, Rob became a touring professional with a California Big Band by age 12, doing his 6th grade homework on a tour bus. A car crash at 14 (he was a pedestrian) forced a musical switch to the piano. During this time Rob also mastered the saxophone, bass, percussion, and guitar. At 16, Rob began composing, arranging, and formed his first band.
After attending the University of Northern Colorado on a percussion scholarship, Rob studied theory and composition from George Russell in New York on a National Endowment for the Arts Grant. The release of his "Soulscape" project brought him back to California where he is now an in demand composer, arranger, producer and session musician.
As a live performer, Robs credits read like a whos who of the Hollywood jazz, rock and pop scene. He has performed with Hubert Laws, Ronnie Laws, Bruce Willis, Brandy, Hoyt Axton, The Crusaders, Dianne Reeves, Dianne Schuur, Dave Grusin, Edgar Winter, Eddie Money, Billy Preston, Ricky Lawson, Harvey Mason, Eric Marienthal, Kirk Whalum, Gerald Albright, Brian Bromberg, Frank Gambale, Denver Symphony, Bunny Brunel, Greg Vail, Jimmy Roberts, The China Club All Stars, Patrick Swayze, James Woods, James Moody, Spike Robinson, Ollie Woodson, Paul Jackson Jr., The Meeting, Dwight Sills, Alphonso Johnson, Ndugu Chancler, Jon Gibson, Steve Ferrone ,the Cabana Boys, and others. Some of the venues Rob has appeared in include the Blue Note Clubs around the world, Planethollywood locations around the world, the NAMM Show, Ronnie Scotts, Brad Pitt/Jennifer Anniston Wedding, The House of Blues, Anaheim Convention Center, Playboy Jazz Festival, Hanoi Opera House, Colorado University, The World Trade Center, Village Vanguard, Jazz Bakery, Manchester Craftsmen Guild, Humphreys, Lodi Arts Commission, Scullers, Disneyland, and BB Kings Blues Club in Universal City.
As a composer, Rob has penned over 400 songs-including top ten radio hits for Eric Marienthal, Ronnie Laws, and Wilton Felder. His production of Tell It Like It Is for Bobby Caldwell went to #17 on the Pop Charts and he has received a Grammy Nomination for Jazz Composition.
As a studio keyboardist and midi programmer, Robs work can be heard on television each week on The Proud Family (Disney), Soulfood (Showtime) Moesha (UPN), King of Queens (CBS), Sister Sister (WB), Cousin Skeeter (Nickelodeon), and The Parkers (UPN). Music from his large catalog of published songs can be heard on General Hospital, The Emmys, CBS News This Morning, NFL Sports, Extra! The Entertainment Magazine, E! True Hollywood Story, and Talk Soup.
As an event host, Rob has hosted the annual Jazz Concert for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America for which he received a Congressional Award for Public Service.
As a Radio Personality, Rob appeared for two years on Japanese radio broadcasts for FM Tokyo as the Hollywood Reporter.
As an educator, Rob runs a successful privatelessons program focused on taking students into the music business as professionals and has successfully taken his curriculum abroad to Russia and Europe. His books and compositions for students are available through Hal Leonard Publishing and Rob Mullins Publishing.
As an industry presence, Rob is a voting member of the National Academy Of the Recording Arts and Sciences (Grammy Awards)
More about Rob Mullins: http://www.planetmullins.com/
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11039 W Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064