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CMC Announces New Publication
Dublin, 10 June 2003
CMC announces the publication of the four new Irish works specially commissioned for this year's AXA Dublin International Piano Competition. Commissioned by RTÉ Lyric FM as test pieces for this year's AXA Dublin International Piano Competition, the four very different new works are by Frank Corcoran, Michael Holohan, Philip Martin and Ian Wilson. Competitors reaching the second round of the piano competition were required to perform one of these pieces so the 80 international entrants, all of them top-level aspiring concert pianists, each selected one of the works to prepare. In many cases, competitors from past years have kept the Irish pieces in their repertoire, ensuring a life for them beyond the immediate requirements of the competition.
The publishing of this fourth Piano Album by CMC with funding support from the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon is part of a long term collaboration with the Dublin Piano Competition. Since its inception in 1988 a total of 18 new piano works have been commissioned by the competition and published and promoted by CMC. This year for the first time the Arts Council did not award commissioning funds for the pieces, but RTÉ Lyric FM fortunately stepped in with their support. The Arts Council is still involved through its funding to CMC, which made the publication possible.
The AXA Dublin International Piano Competition took place from 9-23 May 2003.
Copies of Piano Album IV are now available from CMC, 19 Fishamble Street, Dublin 8. Tel: 01-673 1922. Email: email@example.com. Piano Album IV can also be purchased online through the CMC web site at www.cmc.ie Further information from Karen Hennessy, Promotion Manager at CMC. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel : 01-673 1922.