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Paul Morin and Patrisa Tomassini

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April 26, 2014 8:00 pm


Pianist and Composer Paul Morin and Violinist and Composer Patrisa Tomassini will be performing Beethoven’s Spring Sonata and Piazzolla’s Spring from the Four Seasons. The program will also consist of original compositions by both Patrisa Tomassini and Paul Morin.

Paul Morin is a classically trained pianist, contemporary composer, and artist. He was a prizewinner at the Music Club of Douglaston Piano Competition. For two consecutive years, Paul was awarded The Suffolk County Piano Forum Prize. His recent public piano performances include UTEQ University in South America, Steinway Hall NYC, The United Nations, Spectrum NYC, Faust Harrison Hall, Blackbox Theater, Saint Peters NYC, and The Staller Center. Paul has performed with The Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra and The New York University Symphony Orchestra. He is professionally associated with the College Music Society and The American Composers Forum.

As a composer, Paul’s music has been used in film, theater, musicals and concerts. Recent and current projects include composing for a live radio show of Dracula, orchestrating and arranging for the Modern and Surreal Opera “The Paradox Box” and the musical “Rip van Winkle.”  He has also composed and orchestrated for short film including “The Masque of the Red Death,” “Quark Particle Generation” and “Static in Movements.” As a music director and video artist, he has worked on  “The Kingdom,”  “Motion Sickness,”   “Slowing Down,” and “Six Arm Motion.” In 2011, Paul released his record for solo piano Succession of Images.

As an artist, Paul’s works can be currently viewed at a solo exhibition at Spectrum NYC Art Gallery and other venues in New York. His recent art showing have been at Ward-Nasse Gallery, ARTBAR, Logos and Port Jefferson Village Center.  Gallery and Studio Magazine wrote in a recent article: “Paul’s art comprised of soft variegated strokes and streaks of vibrant color strike one as notes in a kind of visual music.” 

Being an avid educator, Paul implements master classes in New York and South America. He recently taught master classes in the Performing Arts Conservatory of New York and The Cultural House of Quevedo in Ecuador. He has also been an Adjunct-instructor at New York University. In 2008, Paul received a Masters Degree in performance from New York University where he studied piano under Martin Canin and composition under Justin Dello Joio. In 2006, he received a Bachelor Degree of Music from Stony Brook University studying piano under Christina Dahl and composition under Max Duykers.

Patrisa Tomassini began her music studies with the Evangelist Friars and violin with Ruggero Ricci in Assisi, Italy. In 1986 she came to NYC to study at the Juilliard School with Joseph Fuchs, and holds a Preparatory Diploma. She also studied with Shirley Givens at the Mannes College of Music where she received her BMA and MMA

In 1993 Ms. Tomassini returned to Italy and received a DMA from the Accademia Musicale Ottorino Respighi, a subsidiary of the University of Bologna. After graduating, she performed throughout Europe, the Americas and Australia. She is the winner of the Stresa International Violin Competition and the first prize winner of the Chamber Music Competiton in Casale Monferrato, Italy. Her symphonic and chamber music collaborations include ABT, BAM, Jupiter Symphony, Spectrum Ensemble, and Ipsilon. Her Broadway and TV appearances include The Thing About Men, The Light in the Piazza, Love Music, Andrea Bocelli, the Irish Tenors, Sean “Puffy” Combs and the SNL Orchestra, the David Letterman Show, Radio City Music Hall with Bjork, U2, Sting, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra Jr., Cachao, Gloria Estefan, Meatloaf and Jazz at Merkin Hall and at Kennedy Center’s Dreaming the Duke with Nnenna Freelon and Mike Garson as well as the DC Jazz Festival with Paquito D’Rivera.

Ms. Tomassini is a member of the Quartette Indigo, with whom she can be heard on recordings of James Carter, Regina Carter, Michael Jackson, Nnenna Freelon and Papo Vasquez. She currently can be seen at the Broadway production of the Phantom Of the Opera and The Village Light Opera.

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