Biographies

Artist Roster

 

Dawn Clement

Pianist/composer Dawn Clement is an active performer most often heard in Seattle and New York in various collaborations. Current projects include, performing and touring with Jane Ira Bloom, promoting the release of a new cd entitled “mental weather”, in addition to a project with Julian Priester, and a trio recording with Matt Wilson and Dean Johnson (“break” on origin records). Dawn is also actively working on a song project with Brooklyn-based artist Jon Solo.

 

Stephen Fandrich

Stephen Fandrich began learning piano at age thirteen by rote form his father Darrell Fandrich, a gifted pianist and renowned piano technician. His is a true talent at the piano, however, he is better known as an overtone singer and founder/director of the Seattle Harmonic Voices. He is also currently an active member of the Monktail Creative Music Concern and instrument curator/performer for Gamelan Pacifica.

 

Julie Ives

Julie Ives has received much acclaim for her performances of 20th and 21st century piano music.  She performs with the Meridian Ensemble and Affinity (formerly the Contemporary Chamber Composers and Players). She has premiered numerous works by local and national composers, and her 2004 performance of Charles Ives’ Concord Sonata was named one of the ‘best piano performances of the year’ by the Seattle Weekly.

 

Brian Kinsella

Brian Kinsella is a Seattle based pianist, composer and producer. A graduate of the award-winning Roosevelt High School jazz program and of the University of Washington’s Philosophy and Jazz Studies programs. Brian has been performing and recording in the jazz idiom since the age of thirteen. In addition to gigging and teaching across the greater Seattle area, Brian is currently an accompanist at Cornish College of the Arts.

 

Tiffany Lin

Tiffany Lin is influenced by her classical  training during her formative years, she
now plays music in many genres expanding her language as a musician and as a pianist. Born in Taiwan and raised in the Central Valley of California, Ms. Lin is now a resident of Seattle, WA where she plays as a soloist and with ensembles and includes the use of toy and pocket pianos, in addition to grand pianos.

 

Peter Vukmirovic Stevens

Peter Vukmirovic Stevens is a composer whose works reflect influences from contemporary art, literature and diverse musical cultures. His compositions range from silverware to symphony orchestra. He writes for and collaborates with a variety of ensembles and performers. He is an avid traveler to far away and remote places.

 

Kelly Wyse

Kelly Wyse’s work in music is widely varied. He has performed, collaborated and toured with numerous groups and ensembles including prog-punk outfit X-Ray Press, The Seattle Harmonic Voices, The Bellevue Philharmonic and shoegaze electronic musician Rafael Anton Irisarri.

 

Artistic Advisors

Samuel Jones

Roger Nelson

Jarrad Powell


 

Other Seattle Pianist Collective members:

Oksana Ezhokina

Michael Owcharuk

Adrienne Varner

 

 

Statements

 

The Seattle Pianist Collective provides a brash, creative, and insightful look at contemporary repertoire for the piano.  Recent commissions and performances have probed beneath the surface of modern piano techniques to reveal expressionistic approaches as well as the immense lyrical possibilities of the keyboard.
I am an enthusiastic supporter of this innovative and imaginative group.

– Roger Nelson,  professor of piano, conducting and composition at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, Washington

 

The SPC audience is an amazingly vital group of listeners – an atypical collection of hipsters, piano and classical music enthusiasts, parents, artists and intellectuals. Their support of the performers, repertoire and mission resonated throughout the space, and provided inspiration that there is a new, more engaged audience that is possible for concert music.

– Beth Fleenor, clarinetist, vocal percussionist and composer