Monica Ohuchi | Monica's Notebook

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Monica's Notebook

by Monica Ohuchi

This acclaimed debut recording of an award winning artist launches the tradition of the solo piano performance etude firmly into the 21st century with driving jazz-tinged rhythms, jaw-dropping technique, and moments of serenity and beauty.
Genre: Classical: Contemporary
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Etude No. 1
4:53 $0.99
2. Etude No. 2
2:29 $0.99
3. Etude No. 3
8:13 $1.99
4. Etude No. 4
1:14 $0.99
5. Etude No. 5
5:25 $0.99
6. Etude No. 6
4:17 $0.99
7. Etude No. 7
3:54 $1.99
8. Etude No. 8
7:24 $0.99
9. Etude No. 9
5:01 $0.99
10. Etude No. 10
5:54 $0.99
11. Etude No. 11
4:23 $0.99
12. Etude No. 12
2:12 $0.99
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Monica's Notebook: 12 Etudes for Solo Piano - composed by Kenji Bunch

Written between 2009-2011 for pianist Monica Ohuchi, each etude seeks to examine a particular facet of contemporary piano technique, including the stylistic inflections of vernacular American idioms, such as jazz, blues, and rock, all the while paying homage to the rich tradition of performing etudes in the classical canon.

Japanese-American pianist MONICA OHUCHI has performed to wide acclaim from audiences across the United States, Canada, Japan, and Europe both as a soloist and chamber musicians. Since capturing first prize at the Chinese International Piano Competition at the age of five, Ms. Ohuchi has been awarded top prizes in over twenty national and international piano competitions. A native of Seattle, Washington, Ms. Ohuchi holds a Master's and Bachelor's degree from the Juilliard School. She currently resides in Portland, OR, with her husband, Kenji Bunch, and their daughter and pit bull-mix rescue.

KENJI BUNCH has emerged as one of the most prominent, prolific, and versatile American composers of his generation. His music has been performed by over forty orchestras, in premiere venues on six continents. His works are regularly broadcast on radio worldwide, and have been recorded numerous times. Mr. Bunch is widely recognized for performing his own groundbreaking works for viola. A versatile musician with a deep interest in vernacular American traditions and improvisation, he plays bluegrass fiddle, sings, and is a frequent guest performer with many prominent rock, jazz, and experimental artists. A native of Portland, Oregon, Mr. Bunch is a graduate of the Juilliard School.



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