We’re happy to share some big news from Peter Rudzik, one of the Conservatory’s branch faculty.
His composition, Hot Springs, is featured in the latest issue of International Piano magazine.
For the first time, readers can compete for the best recording of the piece.
Rudzik shared his story with us:
“It was my idea to organize the competition and both Claire Jackson (editor of International Piano) and Louise Greener (manager) thought it was brilliant. I hope there will be lots of contestants. I’m trying to promote it in Canada as much as I can.”
Q: What was the inspiration behind your composition?
Peter Rudzik: “Hot Springs as a title is quite self-explanatory. It was inspired by the countless Rocky Mountain hot springs I’ve been to over the years and since I associate them with fun and bubbly pleasures, so is the piece. I like to think it’s lighthearted and fun though not easy to perform.”
Rudzik is an award-winning pianist hailing from Poland. As a student, his scholarship from the Chopin Society in Warsaw led to numerous recitals and appearances on national television and radio. He took post graduate studies at the Royal Danish Conservatory of Music in Copenhagen, Denmark.
His love of teaching led him to Mount Royal University Conservatory in Calgary. Many of his students, which cover all levels from beginners to the licentiate, have achieved top levels of excellence both provincially and nationally.
Sherri Zickefoose, Jan. 20. 2015