International Competition for Composition 2005 (Trio for Violin, Violoncello and Piano – presented by the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz on the occassion of the 6th International Competition „Franz Schubert and Modern Music“ 2006)
1. Preis € 2.000,- Joanneum Research Akustikpreis für das Werk „Affinity to Movement“
Andrey KOMANETSKY, Russia
Andrey Komanetsky was born in Moscow, Russia, in 1965. He received his Bachelor (piano performance) and Master (composition) degrees from the Manhattan School of Music (New York). He was a prizewinner in the 2001 Discover America Competition for New American Chamber Works with his 12 Preludes for Piano Trio, premiered by the Chicago Ensemble. His other compositions have been performed in Asia, Europe and in the United States.
Andrey Komanetsky has had five collections of piano solo pieces published by the Willis Music Company (Kentucky, USA), distributed by Hal Leonard International Corporation. His latest piano method books Musicali-Key are pending publication. His pedagogic compositions are hailed by the Music Teachers National Association (USA) as “substantive and realistic challenges that promote musical and technical growth … evoke some of the most effective pedagogical works of Bartók and Kabalevsky“.
He was the artistic director and pianist-in-residence of the Telesis Contemporary Ensemble (New York City). He is an active pianist and performs frequently in concerts in the United States. He is also the music director, organist and choir director at the Roman Catholic Church of Visitation in the Bronx, New York.
MORGENSTERN TRIO playing Andrey KOMANETSKY’s „Affinity to Movement“, Prize Winners‘ Concert, Stefaniensaal Graz
Andrey Komanetsky: Affinity to Movement