Michael Sandelson

Michael Sandelson
Pianist, Composer

I was born in London and work both as a freelance composer/arranger and piano-teacher in Stavanger. After studying piano, harmony and composition at the Purcell School of Music, I went on to York University in 1986 to obtain my Bachelor of Arts in Music. Whilst there, I studied Composition and Film Music and played in a variety of ensembles, before going on to Eastman School of Music in Rochester New York in 1989, where I continued my study of Film Music, together with Jazz Piano, Conducting and Big-Band Arranging. Whilst living in London, I obtained a Diploma in Piano-Teaching from the London College of Music, studied composition with Paul Barker, and was also commissioned to arrange some Big-Band pieces for the city of Geneva's annual review in 1990. I studied piano with Professor Jeremy Brown of the Junior Academy of the Royal Academy of Music. I moved to Norway in May 1998. In 2001 I was commissioned to compose and perform music for the Stavanger Literature Festival. In October 2002 I signed a publishing contract with Cantando Music for 2 works for A Cappella choir entitled "Madrigal of a Cold" and "Stuff the Turkey", a series of 12 2-part piano Inventions, a Tango, and a Brass Quartet entitled "Dancing Lunatics Make Holes in the Ceiling". My other works included several pieces for Big Band, a children's suite for piano plus various seldom written-for solo instruments, and a work for 2 pianos, 4 hands for the ensemble Piano 40”. I am a Member of both the Incorporated Society of Musicians and the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters, and my works are registered with TONO.

Web: www.michaelsandelson.com

Email: supertonic@michaelsandelson.com

Born: 30.09.1967 (London)

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