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Evan Wish

Evan Wish
Location:
Los Angeles, CA., U.S.A.
Postal code:
91316
Genre:
Classical, Other, Healing & EasyListening
Members:
One
Influences:
Classical piano training and Dick Grove School of Music, composing and arranging for Big Band and up to 72-piece orchestra, studying the 20 styles of "The American Sound" a standard in the entertainment industry.
Press:
Evan Wish is a sensitive soul who wears his heart on his sleeve, and that thoughtful sensibility comes through in his gorgeous compositions and his skillful mastery of the piano as evidenced on his latest release, Forget-me-not, blue..
Website:
http://www.evanwish.com

Bio

Evan writes music based on life experiences, and the result is nothing short of stunning! The melodies are beautifully crafted and inspiring, and the playing is deep-rooted in the heartfelt tradition of pianists."

Canadian composer and solo concert pianist is currently residing in Los Angeles.

My years of effort to hone my performance skills and tap into the great harmonic vibration that encompasses us all began in a small Canadian city named Brandon with the Conservatory of Music. It was there, at age 7, that my musical odyssey began -- a journey of love that has taken me from Canada to the United States and Europe with ties to East Asia. My teachers kept me focused, which helped me win first-place awards in classical competitions and recognition as a gifted young pianist. Playing saxophone in the high school band and oboe in the city orchestra also expanded my musical horizons.

After graduating, jobs included designing a music program for pre-schoolers, playing piano with a traveling theater troupe and providing accompaniment for a free-style dance class with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. After three years of additional training with two mentors (classical and jazz) in Winnipeg, and a desire to establish respect as a composer in the entertainment industry, led to my audition and being accepted at the private Dick Grove School of Music in Los Angeles. Where my real "work" began with funding provided by the Manitoba and Canadian Government in Ottawa. Composing and arranging for Big Band and up to 72-piece orchestra were priorities at this school, where studying the 20 styles of "The American Sound" broadened my understanding of traditional music and its performance with professional musicians. 



In the late 1980s, performing original music at various 5 star hotels from Coconut Grove, Florida to Beverly Hills in Los Angeles, special VIP engagements, performances in conjunction with Hollywood walk of fame star inauguration parties and writing for film and TV in a variety of genres provided valuable musical insights.
In Procence, France during the mid 1990s, my effort to establish myself as an artist resulted in numerous concert dates, billed as, La passion dun romantique - translated to, The passion of a romantic. My two-year stay in France, also garnered praise from various arts sources and critics, and included consultations with several impresarios and influential people in the world of European music.



Returning to the US, I once again took on some writing projects and private instruction with the esteemed Dr. Yakov Birman from Russia's St. Petersburg Conservatory in The Art of Performance and Birman taught me to be aware of every note before it is played. Absorbing his technique profoundly added to my musical approach and creative direction. Classical study focused on J.S. Bach (Sinfonien), Chopin (Paderewski Nocturnes & Studies), Haydn Operas (Samtliche Klaviersonaten) and Czerny (The School of Velocity).

In 2004, the culmination of my life-long infusion of knowledge, practice, technique and writing resulted in my Début album of 13 solo piano compositions, "Lullaby of Love." A Debut at #3 on the global New Age charts with a Grammy nod in Best of Album category in 2005. It was produced by Grammy nominee Peter Granet and recorded live in the studio in 8 hours. That was followed in 2010 by the Granet-produced "Forget-me-not, blue."

The release received critical acclaim, artist features, editorials, widespread global radio airplay, numerous 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 "Humanitarian" statement featuring the spoken words of Nobel Peace Prize recipients. Rated on the charts a Top 10 for 3 months and a Top 100 for 6 months. Officially Nominated by Hollywood Music in Media Awards for the title track in its Classical/Orchestral category for the title track song "Forget-me-not, blue."


Album Releases:
Forget-Me-Not, Blue, (2010) - Receives an Official Nomination in 2011 for the title track in the Classical/Orchestral genre. Top 10 for 3 months and top 100 for 6 months into 2011.
* Début - Lullaby of Love, (2004) A live studio performance and recorded in "Audiophile" by renowned GRAMMY Nominated recording engineer Peter Granet. Album Debuts on the global charts with a #3, a Top 10 for 3 months and Top 100 for 5 months in 2005.
* Solo Piano Concert in Cannes, France. Invitation only, at the 2011 MIDEM Music Conference.



Objectives:
To perform my charismatic Contemporary Classical/New Age compositions for as wide an audience as possible, giving people hope, love, and inspiring them to higher levels of self-realization.
To perform in venues that amplify my caring concern about the emotional well-being of each and every listener. In this regard, my feedback from performances have repeatedly confirmed my track record of "connecting" on a deeper level.
(To judge the efficacy of my music for yourself, please listen to samples of my music or check out my videos.)
My goal is to consistently and radiantly exemplify the very best this musical genre has to offer. To do that, I strive to convey the truth of who I am with songs that reflect not only my own feelings, but also those of people everywhere.

Managers take an active part to highlight an event and promotion with a reputable Radio Promoter to stations in our area, with the option of media, and live interviews to pre announce the show. Numerous stations currently play the music across North America and in areas of Europe and East Asian countries. (Stations in your area can be provided for your decision-making).
As well I can provide a live string trio on certain pieces for my performances. Hiring professional string players and preparing requires well in advance notice.

Personal Interests:
Charitable work has included performances and sharing proceeds from the sale of my albums. At present, work is underway featuring the music of "What Will Man's Legacy Be" for a video in support of Doctors Without Borders.

Besides everything music-related, reading, chess, hiking, communing with nature.