Australian composer Mark John McEncroe has joined the ranks of artists and composers featured on fledgling website TheArtistGallery.com, a gathering place for piano music aficionados. As the 37th member to join the Artist Gallery, Mark is honoured to be in such fine musical company.
Here’s what real piano music’s curators had to say about Mark’s music: One of our generation's most talented orchestral and piano composers, Mark John McEncroe evokes a refreshing blend of Ravel
Wirripang, home of Australian Composers, has just published five new review scores by Mark John McEncroe.
Symphonic Suite No 1 “A Modern Medieval Tale” is a story that continues in Symphonic Suite No. 2 “And The Medieval Tale Continues”. Although set in Medieval Times, the story is very much relevant to the present day.
Symphonic Poem “The Passing” 2nd edition, is a new re-orchestration of the work originally published in 2014.
And there are now two more symphonic poems a
It is with great pleasure that PARMA recordings welcomes Australian composer Mark John McEncroe to their family of artists!
McEncroe's first release with PARMA will be entitled DARK CLOUDS IN LIFE, a conceptual release focused on overcoming addiction and challenges. The album will be released early 2017 and features the Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra along with pianist Helen Kennedy. Read the full press release here #PARMArecordings #ClassicalMusic #JanacekPhilharmonicOrches
Affirmations & Aspirations is a series of three symphonic performances of the music of Australian composer Mark John McEncroe. The performances by The Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra were recorded in The Czech Republic in 2013 and 2014 and consist of “Fanfare Suite” (a four-movement work), and two symphonic poems: “The Passing” and “A Celebration of the Natural World.” Very classical in styling, McEncroe’s orchestral work feels more traditionally-structured than much of his so
Kathy Parsons of MainlyPiano.com has just posted her reviews of Mark's second volume "Reflections & Recollections Vol 2". The reviewer finds several favourites among the eleven pieces, which range from lively and spirited, melancholy and gorgeous, to darker and more emotional, expressed in "deep tonal colors". "I also really like the dark and mysterious “A Penny For Your Thoughts.”
I hear quite a bit of Chopin in this piece, and I LOVE Chopin!" Read Kathy's CD review and she
It’s official. I will be returning to Europe this October, where The Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra will perform my Symphonic Suite No. 1 “Just Another Medieval Tale” at a special concert in Ostrava on October 20th 2016, conducted by their artistic director, celebrated German conductor Heiko Mathias Förster. Symphonic Suite No. 1 was recorded with The Janacek Philharmonic in Ostrava in 2015, conducted by Anthony Armore, and is prepped for release on CD and sheet music throug
As a composer it’s a great feeling to have another work completed, and in the last year I have had the satisfaction of writing three Symphonic Suites and another Symphonic Poem. But even more satisfying is to see these works performed and recorded. So, while Sydneysiders were enjoying the sun and the beach in January this year, I made my 6th trip to wintry Europe, to Vienna and the The Czech Republic, to record my latest works with The Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra (Janáčkov
My first two CDs Reflections & Recollections Vols 1 and 2, have been reviewed by Meriel Owen. The review, produced here below in full, was published in January 2016 The Studio, the magazine of The Music Teachers' Association.
"These two volumes of piano music are presented by Wirripang in an attractive cover with biographical notes and dedications to those mentors who provided guidance and encouragement to the composer.
The titles of each item reflect the nostalgia of past
In June 2015 I recorded my largest orchestral work to date, a seven movement Symphonic Suite – Just Another Medieval Tale. Performed by The Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra and conducted by Anthony Armore, it is going to released on CD and MP3 download in 2016. I'm also looking at getting the score published as well. No exact dates yet, but stay tuned. #AnthonyArmore #ClassicalMusic #JanacekPhilharmonic #JanacekPhilharmonicOrchestra #MarkJohnMcEncroe #Symphonicmusic #symphonics
Publishing news update! My Symphonic Suite “Natalie’s Suite – Three Faces of Addiction” has now been published by Wirripang – Home of Australian Composers. A work for piano and orchestra, Natalie’s Suite, deals with the issues of addiction, in particular denial – which is the most difficult hurdle that an alcoholic/addict has to overcome if they are to come to grips with their life’s biggest problem and move on. My life has been greatly affected by these issues and so I wante