On Friday, june 27th, one of the compositions I have written with Ying Cai will be performed at Carnegie Hall.
Ying Cai brings Western and Eastern instruments together, performing on both the piano and the ancient zither. Ying performs piano pieces by composers such as Chopin and Scriabin, and ancient zither pieces including one dating from before 221 BC. The concert also features a world premiere that combines Western musical elements with an adaptation of a famous Chinese work. Ying is joined by guest artist Peter Cobb, a saxophonist who performs jazz internationally.
Ying Cai, Piano and Ancient Zither
Guest Artist: Peter Cobb, Saxophone
CHOPIN Andante spianato and Grand Polonaise, Op. 22
NIKOLAI KAPUSTIN Concert Etude, Op. 40, No. 1, "Prelude"
TRADITIONAL Colorful Clouds Chasing the Moon (arr. Phillip Gelbach / Ying Cai)
On November 10 Phillip will be playing a solo piano recital at Armadale Uniting Church. The program will feature music by Bach, Chopin and Phillip's original compositions.
Please reserve your seats at Armadale Uniting Church The concert will start at 8pm. Complementary wine and light refreshments will be served. Free on-site parking. SOLD OUT!
On October 31 Phillip will be performing a solo piano recital at Baker Street Recording Studios. The program will feature music by Bach, Chopin and Phillip's original compositions.
Please reserve your seats at L@BS. The concert will start at 8pm. Complementary wine and light refreshments will be served. Free on-site parking. SOLD OUT!
Phillip is recording jazz piano trio CD at Black Pearl Recording Studios with Scott Lambie (drums) and Enzo Ruberto (double bass). Out on Apple iTunes September 2013.
Phillip Gelbach is recording solo piano record at Black Pearl Recording Studios, Melbourne, Australia. The CD will feature original compositions, classical pieces and jazz standards.
The CD will be entitled "Black Pearl". Out on Apple Itunes July 2013
Friday, Aug 31, 2012
Yamaha Music Centre, Vilnius Lithuania, presents pianist and composer Phillip Gelbach in "Jazz Piano Masterclass" - jazz piano theory, harmony and improvisation workshop. Beginner and intermediate level.
Time: 6 pm Vilnius, Sheiminiskiu 5A
Tel: (8-5) 277 97 70
August 21, 2012
Phillip begins his 2012 US and European tour. He will perform a program of his own compositions and piano pieces by Bach, Schubert, Schumann and Franck, in Dallas, Austin, New York, and in Vilnius, Lithuania.
August 9, 2012
Phillip Gelbach and Paul Morris Segal composition "Crack the Matrix" is released worldwide on Apple iTunes.
"Crack the Matrix" is the first musical composition using the voice of renowned spiritual leader Uri Geller. It also features rap by Paul Morris Segal, piano by Phillip Gelbach, and vocals by Atlanta Coogan and Elena Polevaya.
The message of this dark yet hopeful track is universal love and understanding. The musical arrangement is reminiscient of "Massive Attack" and "Portishead", and is built around a slow hip-hop beat with strings, sultry soulful vocals of Atlanta Coogan and dramatic soprano of Elena Polevaya. This mix of soul, rap and classical music creates an intense and emotional soundscape. Listen and find out if it is possible to "Crack the Matrix".
Saturday, July 7, 2012
Phillip will appear with the NU4U, a five piece Melbourne funk outfit at Club 23, Crown Casino, Melbourne.
Songs by Stevie Wonder, the Gap Band and other soul / funk favourites, featuring Lawrence Rick on bass, Jo Zef on the mic, and a surprise guest vocalist.
Saturday, June 24, 2012
One of a number of concerts planned to raise funds for the restoration of the historic pipe organ in the Holy Trinity Anglican Church, East Melbourne.
Although an earlier built organ 2013 celebrates the centenary of the installation of the instrument in the building. The organ is National Trust listed as of regional importance. The instrument was amateur built and previous to its sitting in the present building was a feature in the music room of a Hawthorn house.
The concert presents this versatile pianist and composer performing music of Bach, Schubert, Schumann. Franck as well as jazz improvisation.
Admission $20/$15 incl afternoon tea
Proceed to Holy Trinity Organ Restoration Fund
Time: 2 pm
Enquiries: 9481 73335