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Evan Wish - Musicians Union Local 47, Los Angeles. Formal classical training began at the age of seven in association with the Brandon, Manitoba Conservatory of Music, studying the Western Board method. Teachers and parents kept me focused, which helped me win first-place awards in classical competitions and recognition as a gifted young pianist. Playing saxophone in the city high school band and oboe in the city orchestra also expanded my musical horizons After my studies in the US, at Dick Groves 1985, I moved on to cultivate contacts in the music industry, started performing original music as a pianist in Los Angeles at hotels in Beverly Hills, along the Sunset Strip, VIP engagements, Hollywood Walk of Fame star inauguration parties, production music with a home studio writing for Film and TV in a variety of genres. In Procence, France during the mid 1990s, my effort to establish myself as an artist resulted in numerous concert dates, billed as, “La passion d’un romantique.” My two-year stay in France, also garnered praise from various arts sources and critics and included consultations with several influential people in the world of European music, and retain business contacts in France. Returning to the US in 1997, I once again took on some writing projects. Private instruction with the esteemed Dr. Yakov Birman from Russia's St. Petersburg Conservatory in The Art of Performance. Mr. Birman instructed the importance and to be aware of every note before it is played. Classical study focused on J.S. Bach (Sinfonien), Chopin (Paderewski Nocturnes & Studies), Haydn Operas (Samtliche Klaviersonaten) and Czerny. In 2004, the culmination of my life-long work to this point, infusion of knowledge, practice, technique and writing resulted in my Debut release. "Lullaby of Love," thirteen, (13) solo piano compositions recorded live in 8 hours in the studio and direct to the master, an Audiophile recording. A Debut of #3 on the global New Age charts for 2 months, Top 10 for 3 months, an Top 100 for 5 months. Released in the Contemporary instrumental genre with a Grammy nod in Best New Age Album category. It was produced and engineered by Grammy nominee Peter Granet. Follow-up release; Forget-Me-Not, Blue, another Peter Granet co-production. Receives an “Official Nomination” for the title track in the Classical/Orchestral genre. Top 10 for 3 months and Top 100 for 6 months. Receives critical acclaim, artist features, editorials, widespread global radio airplay, numerous 19-5 Star reviews, Pick of the Week (CT.) and CD of the Week in The Netherlands. Recorded as solo piano, with a live string trio on select pieces and the addition of a spoken word "Humanitarian" statement featuring the spoken words of Nobel Peace Prize recipients.
Wish 4 Music Publishing (ASCAP) Canadian composer, Nominated recording artist Evan Wish is a formally trained classical pianist and recording artist with international recognition. With more than 30 years in the field of music, his resume now encompasses Canada, the United States and Europe with writing credits in a variety of genres and styles. A career providing music services for the Theatre, Ballet, Children’s Music, Film & TV, Recording Artist and a Performer of original music as a solo pianist. Residing in Los Angeles since 1982, attending the prestigious Dick Grove School of Music, and mentored by the top-working composers in the entertainment industry with advanced training in contemporary composition and the 20 styles of the American Sound. Composing, arranging, orchestrating and conducting the music for a recording with live musicians in 22 Big Band Jazz, 38 piece mixed ensembles, and up 72 piece orchestras, graduated at 25. Album Release Titles: Lullaby Of Love - solo piano, and Forget-Me-Not, Blue - solo piano and live string trio, were a Top 10 for 3 months on the charts, with reviews, features, accolades for the emotion in the performances and the music. Performances as a solo concert pianist in the genres of Contemporary, Classical Crossover, and New Age piano is powerful music that touches the heart. Mentored by the renowned Dr. Yakov Birman of the St. Petersburg Conservatory in 2001-20013 in the Art of Performance. Meets clearance requirements for the Canadian Audio-Visual Certification Office and all regulations for Canadian Content Film and Television Productions.