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The International Society of Pianists and Composers, Inc. is a non-profit organization that promotes and presents the contemporary or lesser-known music written for piano. Read more... 
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Featured Recordings

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The Chase (2-pianos)
Michael Polo, composer - "This is a piece I composed for two pianos and is being published in the Fall of 2008"
Senza Parole
by Tony Uhm. Performed by Alexei Ivanchenko, Tony Uhm (pianos); keyboards & computer programming.
Theme and Variations in A Major
by Carl Filtsch (1830-1845) - Alexander Timofeev, piano.

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bb1927.jpgBéla Bartók's Pedagogical Legacy: Mikrokosmos
by Jamie Pasho

Béla Bartók's Mikrokosmos is an important pedagogical tool that should be incorporated into every beginning and intermediate student's study of piano.  The history of the conception of Mikrokosmos shows Bartók's desire to provide a strong supplement to the pianist's curriculum.  His use of folk tunes and dissonance offers a unique perspective on sound and rhythm.  The first three volumes contain basic technical exercises for use in the first and second year of piano study.  The fourth book is intended for the intermediate pianist, and the fifth and sixth volumes are sufficiently advanced for concert performance.

Bartók's initial pedagogical work, titled Piano Method, was published in 1913 at the request of publisher Rózsavölgyi and Company.  Owing to Bartók's lack of experience in teaching beginning piano students, he secured the help of Sándor Reschofsky.


Welcome to the website of the International Society of Pianists and Composers! The Society was founded in 2008 to represent an international network of musicians from all over the world interested in promoting contemporary piano music. ISPC members have a unique opportunity to collaborate, exchange ideas and develop professional relationships with their colleagues in the ISPC community.
Our expanding network of musicians includes students, faculty, alumni of many conservatories and music colleges in the USA and abroad. Feel free to explore the website and please give us some feedback and/or you could support our mission by giving a small donation which would help us fund our upcoming projects.
We also would like to invite you to visit the Archive section of the website where ISPC members have posted music, videos, sheetmusic and other materials for the website visitors.


Membership Benefits:
  • Become a part of the ISPC network of musicians
  • Get access to a member driven database of original sheet music, audio and video recordings, texts
  • Collaborate, share ideas, participate in discussions and lectures at ISPC Web Meetings
  • Upload your original audio/video files, scores, submit texts, get exposure for your work
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