My friend and wonderful Serbian opera singer Radoslava Vorgic commissioned me to write this duo piece for her performance at a chamber music festival in Novi Sad, Serbia. The piece is inspired by the music of Olivier Messiaen. With Rada performing is Petar Popovic on flute.
This arrangement of Sade’s 90s super hit ‚Pearls‘ was commissioned to me by the Maestro Vince Mendoza and the Metropole Orkest in Hilversum, Netherlands. I had the pleasure to work with the world’s best Jazz-Pop orchestra during the MO International Arrangers Workshop in 2017, for which I was chosen from over 200 worldwide applications among seven other participants. The workshop’s theme was writing for vocal feature, brilliantly performed by American singer Kandace Springs.
An arrangement of Igor Stravinsky’s piano piece ‚Allegro’ commissioned to me by the Maestro Vince Mendoza and the Metropole Orkest. The story behind this arrangement is funny. At the welcome dinner of the MO Arrangers Workshop, every arranger blindly chooses an envelope that contains a piece of music, like a film music, a jazz standard, a folk or classical piece etc. Then, the assignment is to write a two-minute arrangement for the full orchestra within the remaining 4-5 days of the busy workshop. Night shifts!