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Live with Royal Sylvan Philharmonic[CD]
~ Jace Vek
On a winter evening some years ago, a four - year - old child's parents were awoken in the middle of the night by the sound of a piano coming from the garage. As they opened the door they found Jace kneeling on the piano bench. But this was not the ordinary sound of a child at the piano. As his mother watched him he slowly began to pick out the melody from his favorite children's television program. He sat playing it over and over. It was quickly decided that the old heirloom piano would be moved inside the house and Jace's exploration would be encouraged to continue. As his musical ear grew and became stronger, so did his technical playing ability. Reading music was not considered a priority, because Jace could play anything he heard. This also allowed Jace's ability to improvise and compose develop freely. By the time he was seven, He could improvise piano music and play his own compositions completely from memory. As the years progressed so did Jace's taste in music....Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, and Rachmaninov became his composition teachers. Patiently and with sheer determination, Jace studied their scores and manuscripts. He poured over the orchestration and instrumentation. These influences combined with what is now called the 'New Age Movement' to inspire Jace's composing style. It was in his teens that the young impresario's abilities captured the interest of a famous local Pennsylvania resort. Over the years Jace drew thousands of people to revel in his live performances. Inspired by his success, he was given a symphony orchestra with which to perform his original compositions. Even though his achievements were successful by any standard, the desire to reach out to larger audiences forced him to move onward. Searching for direction Jace's music found itself in the hands of the eminent American composer Marvin Hamlisch, who invited Jace to perform with him in concert. Maestro Hamlisch gave Jace a great deal of encouragement to keep striving forward. Reaching out to the world through music. Today at 37 years of age, the dream continues...
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