Fantasy for Two Pianos (2011)
Fantasy for Two Pianos is an emotional journey with a slightly “bipolar” and unstable quality at times, moving between violence, longing, and ultimately joy. The melody introduced in the very first bars appears transformed in various guises and moods throughout. Two pianos on stage for me is an exciting and other-worldly experience, almost orchestral, and one which I hope I’ve been able to live up to in the writing. The piece is dedicated to Professor Leo Eylar for his guidance and support in the composition, and to Sakurako Kanemitsu for her help with the piano writing and artistic suggestions.
*2012 ASCAP Young Composer Award Finalist
Sakurako Kanemitsu & Erina Saito - Sacramento State 2013.