On March 10th, McEncroe's 4th CD, "Dark Clouds In Life" will be released through Parma Recordings and Navona Records. This is a special collection of Mark's piano and orchestral works, a conceptual release focused on overcoming addiction and depression which draws on personal experience.
Performed by the Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra and pianist Helen Kennedy.
For full details including track listing, read more at the Navona catalog listing. Check out all the new releases
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
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
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
Following on from Reflections and Recollections Volume 1 – Mark John McEncroe’s first successful solo piano Music CD and Sheet Music – Volume 2 is now soon to be released. The subject matter is a reflection on and recollections of Mark's life experiences to date, using subjects from his garden as references that trigger memories. This does not apply to every piece however and Mark finds himself inspired by a combination of classical and orchestral influences. #classicalpiano
Mark John McEncroe’s classical music CD, Reflections & Recollections Vol 1, made the best seller list at Fish Fine Music in January 2014.
Fish Fine Music is Australia's largest Classical Music Specialist, with a classical music store based in Sydney, Australia and selling online worldwide.
Mark debuted as a contemporary Australian Composer of classical music in 2013 with the release of his Reflections & Recollections solo piano music CD and sheet music. Mark is inspired by
Mark John McEncroe's solo piano sheet music has found a home with Wirripang. Composers of classical music and solo piano music, Wirripang is the leading independent print music publisher in Australia. Mark is delighted to be the newest composer to be added to the Wirripang roster and is looking forward to building up a catalogue of new compositions, including orchestral compositions on which he is in currently working, in various stages of production and writing. In the meant
Mark John McEncroe's first classical music CD is now available at Fish Fine Music.
Reflections and Recollections CD of classical piano music was released in October 2013 at Fish Fine Music, who are Australia's top classical music CD store based in Sydney and selling worldwide.
The release coincided with the launch of Mark's easy listening music being placed as Fish Fine Music's CD of the week.
Click to read the Newsletter HERE. #FishFineMusic #ReflectionsRecollections #Sol
The biggest regret I have is the fact I lack the time & energy to achieve proficiency in all aspects of my musical endeavours. I’m faced with the fact that if I spent more time on piano & clarinet practice I might become a modestly reasonable musician. In short composition has become an extremely demanding mistress. That’s it really & I’m learning to live with that.
To date I’m working on what will probably be four volumes CDs of piano music under the banner “Reflections & R
Classical music I didn’t come from a musical family background, although growing up my parents certainly played a lot of different music. Mantovani, Percy Faith, Henry Mancini, Enrico Morricone, & Peter Nero to name a few; and singers like Eartha Kitt, Perry Como, & Frank Sinatra. As a typical “baby boomer” I was really spoiled for choice & exposure. In the 60’s & 70’s there was a musical explosion – Beatlemania, The Rolling Stones, & that whole Mersey Sound phenomenon. On th