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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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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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ISPC WebMeeting Archive
Michael Polo "The creation process - from conception to performance"

Mr. Polo discussed his compositions: Land Mass (Wind Orchestra), Perseverance (String Quintet) and The Chase (Piano Duet) and answered questions about his use of compositional techniques.

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Michael Polo served as composer in residence at the Northern Lights Music Festival during 2007 and 2008. His compositions have been premiered by Rowan University Wind Ensemble and prizewinning performers such as violinists Jaroslaw Nadrzycki (Poland), Philip Brett (Australia), Ambra Casonato (Italy), Gary Ngan (Hong Kong), pianists Alexei Ivanchenko (Ukraine) and Ana Cristea (Moldova). He has recently published a new composition for piano duet - The Chase - with Piano Productions Press (Philadelphia).

Mr. Polo
accepted a Graduate Assistanship as a DMA student at the University of Florida, Gainesville. He received his Masters of Music Degree from George Mason University where he studied with Mark Camphouse. Previously, he attended the Settlement School of Music, as a student of Roberto Pace and Rowan University, where he studied composition with Dr. Harold Oliver.


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.
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