Fandrich


"Fandrich at Battery Kinzie in Fort Warden."

Stephen Fandrich

what’s new ?
Harmonic Voice, a 2-CD set of Fandrich compositions, is available in the monktail store.


background info
Stephen Fandrich is an artist with a unique perspective. As part of a family of piano innovators,  he has been surrounded by the piano all his life, however, his interest in music was not apparent till about the age of thirteen. He began learning music at the piano by ear from recordings and by rote from his father Darrell Fandrich, a gifted pianist and renowned piano technician. Fandrich attended Cornish College of the Arts as a jazz pianist under Randy Halberstadt, as a classical pianist under Peter Mack and finished with a degree in music composition under Jarrad Powell. In 2003 Stephen Fandrich gave his debut concert as a classical pianist at the Frye Art Museum playing his own works amid a classical program of Bach, Chopin, Scriabin, and Rachmaninoff. Quietly, word of Fandrich’s pianism has spread throughout the Northwest in classical and jazz circles though his appearances have been scarce. Viewed by his peers as an incredible performer, interpreter and improviser at the piano, surprisingly it is his voice that has brought him the most acclaim. His skill as a vocalist,  overtone-singer and composer for voice, has brought him all around the Puget Sound area and the Northwest, Alaska, New York, Hawaii, Canada, Central Java and Bali. Fandrich has dedicated much of his study and composition to the evolution of his voice as a member of Gamelan Pacifica (A traditional Indonesian percussion orchestra with a rich tradition of vocal music), the Waterman/Fandrich collaborations in music and poetry and as founder and director of the Seattle Harmonic Voices (seattleharmonicvoices.com).

  

groups:
Non Grata
Raymond Scott Project

appears on the following monktail records releases:

mcmc1 NON GRATA – Monktail Creative Music Concern

mcmc5 Seattle Harmonic Voices – Harmonic Voice