Saturday, June 8, 2013

Fantastic Suite "WETLAND" for Guitar and Piano

for Guitar and Piano
Composed by: Jun-ichi Nihashi

A good repertoire for guitar and piano is rare to find. 
This could be an alternative for a great repertoire, for an advanced guitarist and pianist. 
I made the mp3 on the soundcloud myself. Hope you enjoy it!

About the Fantastic Suite "WETLAND" for Guitar and Piano
This unique ensemble of the piano and guitar aspires to discover new possibilities for its medium. The theme is about fantasy and dream, that reflects the nature of wetland from the dawn until the evening with the stars. 

The Suite is divided into six sections

1. "The Dawn" - to listen, please click HERE

2. "Reflections on the River" - click HERE

3. "The Breeze Across the Wetland" 

4. "Serenade" - click HERE

5. "Cranes Soaring at Sunset" - click HERE

6. "The Stars Over the Wetland" - click HERE

About Jun-ichi Nihashi

A Composer from Shizuoka prefecture, he went to Hamamatsu Shin-ai Gakuen High School and advanced to Tokyo University of Fine Arts and Music with a major in composition. Following his graduation from the university, he enrolled into Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique de Paris - where he studied harmony and counterpoint. He completed the studies with Premier Prix. His composition and theory teachers were the late Olivier Messiaen, the late Henri Challan, and Bernard de Crepy.

Nihashi is a recipient of numerous awards, which are the 1st place in the Concour International de Composition de Marcel Josse, 2nd place in the Concour International de Composition du Avre, and the Takei Award. He held adjunct lecturer position at Toho Gakuen School of Music and Senzoku Gakuen School, and is currently an assistant professor at Hokkaido University of Education, Kushiro.