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What would it be if you made a piano sound like a harp? What an enchanting, dreamy vibration could it produce, a dreamy escape, a touch of fantasia.
Last summer I had the exciting privilege to meet a very special person - David Klavins, the creator of two unique pianos: The Giant and Una Corda. A gentle power and a shimmering dream. An old wise ocean and a sweet youthful fantasia. Northern Lights and Eternal Rainbow. I am trying to find the right words to express it as I literally got lost when I touched The Giant and Una Corda. I was trapped in the fairy tale where elves are playing their magical harps in a Shimmering Forest.
When I came back to reality, the enchantment followed me all the way home and I let it touch the keys and create its magic, loving and improvisational, romantic and jazzy. This is how Una Corda Fantasia album was born. For you to listen and enjoy the dream.
These days David is building the new Giant, a new incredible piano. You can be a part of it by buying “Una Corda Fantasia” - all the proceeds from the online sales will be donated to support the creation of the new Giant. Thank you and enjoy the music!
The album is available on: iTunes, Amazon MP3, CDBaby, BandCamp, Spotify.
Reviews: Kathy Parsons.
May 21, 2016
The first steps of learning how to compose orchestral pieces, trying to reproduce existing pieces by ear.
I feel like I am ready to share the first experiment now. We chose quite a daring and challenging piece to reproduce - Carter Burwell’s “Forever”
(a soundtrack in the last part of “Twilight Saga”). Instead of reproducing the exact replica, I tried to change it, making my own version.
With the busy days that I am having now, it took a couple of months to compose this interpretation, mostly during weekends.
My husband has spent the last two weeks mixing this piece, it was a new experience for him as well - to produce an orchestral piece.
We both hope you will enjoy what you hear!
May 14, 2016
Sometimes it’s raining on piano keys...
May 7, 2016
Continuing with Tchaikovsky’s Seasons. Belated again, alas, but I hope you will enjoy “April” anyways!
Apr 29, 2016
Never thought I’d ever cover Metallica songs. But somehow it happened smile emoticon Thank you, Andrei Dreamspark,
for singing this song with me. I’d also like to thank my husband, Arty Sandler, for producing audio & video, as well as our daughter,
Sheana Sandler, and our friends’ son Maxim Kuzmenko for acting in the video. We all hope you will enjoy it!
Apr 20, 2016
It’s making my day! My improvisation “For Bach” is featured on City of Ottawa website and will be used in their phone systems for the upcoming months. Next Wednesday I am invited to the event marking the new content launch and meeting with Ottawa’s Mayor Jim Watson.
Apr 16, 2016
Just another improvisational flow. Hope you enjoy it.
Apr 10, 2016
I have a special love for Tchaikovsky, especially, for his series of Seasons. Here is a little bit belated “March”.
Though, here in Canada we are having a “second winter”, so it feels pretty much like March at the middle of April. Hope you’ll enjoy my performance.
Mar 28, 2016
Happy Piano Day! Enjoy this playlist, including many wonderful versions of tracks from “Una Corda Fantasia” album.
Feb 14, 2016
Surprisingly, I was introduced to this song only a year ago and immediately fell in love with it.
I knew I’d cover it one day and it feels to be the most appropriate day today to share it with you.
I hope you’ll enjoy this duet version of this romantic song by John Legend.
Many thanks to Andrei Dreamspark for singing this song with me so beautifully and to my husband for the audio recording and shooting this video.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Jan 29, 2016
I had the pleasure of visiting Steinway Piano Gallery Ottawa a couple of weeks ago.
Enjoy this casual improvisation on my own song captured by Mitchell Wright.
Steinway Moments: Milana Zilnik, Desperately Lonely
Jan 23, 2016
Rediscovering the beauty of the classical music. Enjoy my performance of Edvard Grieg’s “Butterfly”
Jan 10, 2016
I got an absolutely fantastic New Year present from my husband - NATIVE INSTRUMENTS’s KOMPLETE Ultimate!
He also got Pro Tools for himself in addition to the Propellerhead’s Reason that we had before.
This soundtrack is our first attempt to use both tools: for composing and production.
Lots of things to learn, the possibilities are truly overwhelming!
The instruments used on this track include two of my favorite pianos: The Giant and Una Corda.
The video is a quick collage of royalty-free stock clips to accompany the soundtrack.