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2022 NEWLY ADDED - SPECIAL CONTEMPORARY PIANO PERFORMANCE CATEGORY Piano works by Christopher Norton
CHRISTOPHER NORTON BIOGRAPHY
Composer, arranger, and teacher, Christopher Norton is universally regarded as the leader in his field. Born in 1953, he is a New Zealand-born, now Canadian-based composer.
His long and fruitful association with Boosey & Hawkes has resulted in the world-famous Microjazz series, the Preludes for piano, 2 Concert Collections for piano and, with his wife Wendy, 30 Micromusicals.
In 2005 he wrote Connections for Piano for the RCM. The series is now owned by Christopher and published by his own company, www.80dayspublishing.com. In 2006 he wrote American Popular Piano for Novus Via Publications.
Christopher is in high demand for his unique and creative presentations, both live and on line. He offers sessions ranging from improvisation coaching for private teachers to adjudicating non-competitive piano festivals with literally thousands of student entries; from offering personal, intensive master class sessions at all levels to lectures in advanced composition. Everywhere he goes, his fresh and uplifting approach to music never fails to inspire and enlighten all who attend.
In the last 5 years, Christopher has written a series of concert works A very well received Jazz Piano Sonata, an Italian Suite for 2 Pianos, a Turkish-Anatolian Suite for 2 pianos and an Idaho Suite for solo piano are among the many new publications from 80dayspublishing. Christopher now lives, with his wife, another published composer, in Stratford, Ontario, Canada.
REPERTOIRE SELECTION (The repertoire in this list has been recommended by composer and honorary advisor of North American Virtuoso International Music Competition Prof. Christopher Norton)
1. To be eligible for this category, only repertoire by Prof. Christopher Norton will be accepted. Should participants wish to play any other pieces by Prof. Christopher Norton that is not listed on this page, please contact us for the prior approval of level. Pieces by Prof. Christopher Norton in ABRSM and RCM examination series can be accepted.
2. Participants may submit multiple entries for this category.
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