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A concert dedicated to the 70th anniversary of Composer Lubomyr Melnyk was held in Austria

The world’s fastest pianist and composer of Ukrainian origin –Lubomyr Melnyk during his world tour gave a concert in Vienna.

Melnyk is noted for his continuous music, a piano technique based on extremely rapid notes and complex note-series, usually with the sustain pedal held down to generate harmonic overtones and sympathetic resonances. These overtones blend or clash according to harmonic changes. 

Most of his music is for piano, but he has also composed chamber and orchestral works. His piano music requires a special technique, closely related to the Martial Arts, and is too complex and difficult for any concert pianists to play. Because of his lifelong devotion to the piano, he has been called The Prophet Of The Piano. Melnyk has composed over 120 works, mostly for piano solo and double piano, and some for piano with the ensemble. To explain the proper physical and mental techniques for his music, Melnyk wrote a treatise, OPEN TIME: The Art of Continuous Music (1981) and 22 Etudes, to teach the fundamental levels of his continuous technique. In 1985, Lubomyr Melnyk set two world records, documented on film and with full audio, at the Sigtuna Stiftelsen in Sweden. He sustained speeds of over 19.5 notes per second in each hand, and played between 13 and 14 notes per second for one full hour

Now, in his 70, Lubomyr Melnyk is enjoying his fame. He travels all over the world – Denmark, Scotland, England, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Poland, Czech Republic. Melnyk showed a great commitment to the instrument, always striving to discover new ways to compose music in a continuous mode.

Вчора у Відні! Today – Brno, Czech Republic.

Gepostet von Любомир Мельник am Freitag, 26. April 2019