I need to raise 10-20000 dollars to fund a recording project through private donations,
I am a classical composer with twenty years of experience as a composer, and over thirty as a professional musician, including playing with a major symphony.
My works are performed frequently on a regional level, but in the past two years, I have started to gain international recognition. My cello sonata was performed in three cities in Turkey last year, and my new Violin Concerto, Encomiums, was just recorded by the Moravian Philharmonic for release next year. I am currently working on commissions for; Helen Linn, a Taiwanese Concert Pianist currently teaching in Israel. Trio 21, featuring Lady Gaga's violinist, Judy Kang, Concert Pianist Jeffery Biegel, and Detroit Symphony principal cellist, Robert DeMaine. Liz Freimuth, Principal Horn of the Cincinnati Symphony. Two works for the Huntington Symphony Orchestra with whom I have had numerous projects over the past ten years.
My music is tonal, and suitable for either pops or symphonic concerts. My work is highly professional, with my background as a professional musician helping me to prepare works that are enjoyable to play. Maestro Petr Vronksky immediately scheduled my violin concerto on a subscription concert upon completion of 6 hours of recording sessions last month in the Czech Republic.
I am however, not very good at fund raising! I have raised about $6000 of the $20k I need for the MFO recording project. I also would like to raise enough to help with some of the other projects listed below. I have affiliation with the American Composers's Forum, a 501c3 non profit that I have used for raising money in the past.
Bob Lord, the executive producer of my recording with the MFO was very impressed with the marketability of my work, but in order to get the music out there and into the right hands, I will need to make several more recordings, do some traveling to meet with principals and decision makers at conferences and with individual orchestras and musicians, take out ads with the American Symphony Orchestra League, hire some music copyists and editors to polish up compositions pursuant to distribution. Set up my music for distribution through Subito Music, engage a marketing consultant, and redo my website, [url removed, login to view] to include sales of sheet music and downloads.
Thank you for your consideration,