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It never ceases to amaze me how music finds its way to come through us from the world and back into the world. Anything that surrounds us can become the inspiration that ends up being a musical story, a journey on the ivory keys: a sight from a window, child`s laughter, bad weather, good weather, tranquility of a forest, rumbling storms, pain and happiness, madness within and falling in love. Every time I get a chance to escape to my world of music with a touch on keys, I feel like I discover another improvisation hidden in my effort to compose. These improvisations of mine are purely accidental: they are moments in time that never repeat. I hope you will enjoy the upcoming piano album with my little "Accidental Etudes".

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April 7, 2014

Fresh improvisation from my piano, based on a melancholic motif played by my husband.

April 3, 2014

This is the 3rd track from my upcoming piano album "Accidental Etudes". You can pre-order the album on BandCamp, Amazon MP3. I have a short lot of 25 CDs, which I will sign personally for everyone who decides to purchase CD on BandCamp.

March 31, 2014

Every now and then, The Piano Cloud has fantastic challenges. This current "The Bouquet Challenge" is about composing a 60-seconds solo piano piece describing some flower in music. Here is my submission to the challenge, a short improvisation about my favorite flowers - Tulips.

March 27, 2014

Last weeks had a lot of "juggling" to do... here is some relaxing jazzy tune to chillout.

March 24, 2014

My review on the piano album "Preludes Fantasies" composed by Stephan Beneking and played by Brad Hill.

March 17, 2014

This is just wow of a blog post about "Improvisation for you" event! Absolutely excited to read and huge thanks to Dave Greening who wrote this post! Great surprise and making my day!

March 16, 2014

Many of you know that many of my improvisations start with a simple motif, played by my husband or by my kids. I thought it would be nice to ask my followers to invent a short motif of their own and then to offer an improvisation around it as a gift, to thank you all for the appreciation of my music, your kind words and your support. So, 10 days ago I announced this event on Facebook and since then I`ve received recordings of 17 motifs, played on piano, guitar, flute, or just written as notes. Yesterday three motifs were randomly drawn and I had fun improvising on the fly. The chosen motifs were recorded by:
- Jaime J. Ross from US;
- Robert Stadler from Greece;
- Marlinda from Indonesia.

I hope you will enjoy this video recording of the event:

You can also listen to and download the audio recording on SoundCloud:

March 12, 2014

One of my first attempts to review someone`s album. I would love to introduce you to Dirk Maassen`s album called "Viva / Project Ascolta!".

March 9, 2014

It`s March already, I know :). But it was recorded on the last day of February, inspired by Ivan Ujevic`s Elegy that I played earlier this year.

March 4, 2014

A fresh piano improvisation that was born from a simple motif.

February 25, 2014

Some of you may think that it`s too daring on my side to re-interpret Beethoven`s all-times classics, but to me it is a pure sentimental thing, a tribute to two Masters... The first one is the author of the original, of course... and another Master - my mom. She wasn`t playing or singing herself, but she surely inspired my dad and me to keep playing no matter what. And I used to dare and hoped that she is listening and loves my playing and my daring. Every time I hear the original composition, I think of her.

February 21, 2014

How about some smooth jazz? I had a great pleasure playing piano in this collaboration with Carlo Presti (drums) and Michel Martineau (clarinet).

February 19, 2014

I`ve had a couple of collaborations with Ivan Ujevic before, adding ambient piano to his magnificent ambient guitar. The very recent one was just a couple of days ago. Same time Ivan asked me if I can play the solo piano version of the recent piece. He didn`t have the note sheet so I asked if it`s ok to just interpret the piece with an improvisation rather than trying to follow the original composition precisely. Ivan gave his approval and we recorded this interpretation by "cutting" the original into 5-10 seconds parts and improvising on each of them separately, then merging everything into one piece.

February 14, 2014

Being in the mood for some rocking piano again. I think it reminds Tori Amos`s style of playing.

February 9, 2014

My second (and last ) submission to the "Bleeding Fingers Competition - Hans Zimmer wants you". When I was making the fist one, I accidentally wrote a song. It wasn`t easy to fit it into two minutes and to base it on some stems from the original composition, but, well, I tried.

February 7, 2014

My recent improvisations were mostly jazzy, seems like not many people are into that kind of jazz. Frankly, I am not too much into avant-garde free style jazz, myself. So, well, returning back to the more rocking feel.

February 4, 2014

Recently, I've been lucky to have time for playing everyday. This is one of the recently recorded improvisations, quite whimsical, turned out to be some kind of ethno-jazz, I think..

February 1, 2014

Very excited to participate in "Bleeding Fingers Competition - Hans Zimmer wants you". I don`t have much experience in an orchestration (just an amateurish without formal degree) but still I dared to try, using my strong sides and making piano to be the leading instrument. Overall, I left the same original structure, making it less triumphant and epic but more emotional and longing (there comes the title of my version - "Coming Home").

Jan 30, 2014

This is the last uploaded piece from the second collaborative album with Stephan Beneking: "Petits rĂªves bizarres XIII-XXIV". We both hope you`ve enjoyed this "bizarre" journey that started in January, 2013 and lasted for the whole year. If you like what you hear, you can purchase both albums on iTunes & Amazon. We appreciate your support!

January 26, 2014

It`s fun to go over different genres and moods in some kind of a loop: jazz, blues, rock, classical, ambient, mad, angry, relaxing, meditative, melancholic, contemplative, surreal, and so on, and so forth. Never know what will inspire another improvisation and how it is going to sound.

January 23, 2014

We had a "meltdown" just a week or so ago. No we seem to return back to another "Ice Age":

January 20, 2014

One of my recent piano improvisations that turned into a song already (to be recorded in the next weeks):

January 16, 2014

Many people noticed that I love dissonances in my music. Here is the surreal piece that is even more dissonant than the usual me. Hope you don`t mind this journey to the other side: "In the maze of surreal dreams".

January 12, 2014

We got a couple of warm days, everything is melting... and in a couple of days, when everything is going to freeze back, we will get a "nice" rink on our front yard. The good thing is that weather always inspires for improvising in different moods: "Meltdown".

January 9, 2014

This song was supposed to be kind of a "New Year" song but we haven`t had enough time to finish recording it on time. So, it turned into a "Birthday" song for my beloved husband. After all, "Birthday" is a personal "New Year". Happy New Year everyone! Watch on YouTube: "Magic of the Night".

January 5, 2014

About a month ago I listened to and left some comments on a beautiful piece by Fivos Valachis called "Promenades En Campagne". Fivos asked if I can play it and I gave it a try. This is my interpretation of Fivos`s original composition: first half I played it following the note sheet, second half I improvised on the same theme: "Promenades En Campagne".

January 4, 2013

Many thanks to Kathy Parsons from MainlyPiano for the nice interview! Follow the link if you want to read some facts from my life not covered on this site.

January 2, 2014

Just a short jazzy ambient improvisation on an extremely cold day (-27C): "Shine On".

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