- Artist: Krystof
- Format: CD
- Release Date:7/22/2008
Dream Journey is a collection of instrumental contemporary original compositions: a fusion of sonic landscapes, virtuosity of performances in styles ranging from classical, to romantic and modern jazz. All compositions were influenced by Krystof\'s extensive world travels as a pianist, music director, and stage performer. Background: Acknowledged for his artistically expressive performances, composer and pianist Krzysztof Srebrakowski gracefully plays with dynamic technical dexterity. At the age of five Krzysztof, was \'discovered\' as a child prodigy when he was heard playing the organ at his local church. When he was eleven years old, Krzysztof composed his first musical piece, \'Prelude in f# Minor\'. The rest is history. Krzysztof Srebrakowski was born in Zary, Poland, and was schooled in the traditions of great masters like Chopin, Mozart, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Debussy, Ravel, and many others. Most notably, Krystof was especially influenced by the magical qualities and pure beauty of Baroque music. Growing up in Zary, where George Philipp Telemann used to be a kapelmeister, Krystof studied masterpieces by Johann Sebastian Bach, George Frideric Handel, Domenico Scarlatti and many other composers of the 18th Century. Influences of such tradition are evident in Krystof\'s compositions. After graduating with a Master\'s Degree in Music Education from the Institute of Education in Art in Czestochowa, Poland, Krystof studied Jazz Arrangement at the Academy Of Music in Katowice. Krystof traveled to the USA where he studied Jazz Piano Performance at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. In 1996 Krystof began performing at Walt Disney World, Florida where he became bandleader in Phil Collins\' show \'Tarzan Rocks\' at Disney\'s Animal Kingdom from 1999 until 2006. Krystof has also toured with Jodi Benson (the voice of Disney\'s \'The Little Mermaid\') and has performed with Regina Belle, Peabo Bryson, Beth Fowler, The Nelson Riddle Orchestra (Original Nat King Cole Band), shared the stage with David Sanborn and Jim Stafford among others. Krystof has recorded several albums, including his recent CD entitled \'Dream Journey\'. Currently, Krystof performs for executive conventions, special events, recitals, jazz and pop concerts. At present, Krystof also records show tracks and performs as a pianist with musical groups. In his usual tradition of creating and composing, Krystof is recording a solo piano CD due to be released in the fall of 2008. Krzysztof is a member of BMI, and American Federation of Musicians Local 389. He publishes his music through his own Dream Journey Productions.
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