Artist Services

Our featured artists are world-class musicians, skilled at engaging audiences, and have garnered international acclaim. We are pleased to offer the following programs for your consideration in upcoming seasons!

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Artist Concerts

Franz Liszt: A Legacy

This program is an incredibly unique opportunity for audiences to gain insight into the life and works of Franz Liszt. The program is a monodrama, in which Michael Schneider dresses and acts as Franz Liszt. It combines performances of some of Liszt’s greatest works with enlightening historical facts and emotional understanding of the works and composer.

Ideal For: General Audience
Venue Requirements: Grand Piano (ideally 6’10” or larger), Projector with Screen, Microphone/Speaker

RunTime

90 minutes

performer(s)

Michael Schneider

Price

Negotiable, including travel

Artist Concerts

Traditional Solo Concert Program with Commentary

There is nothing traditional about Michael’s “Traditional Solo Concert Program” as he brings deeper meaning and revelation in his commentary and performance of the Liszt Sonata. Hear the drama of Faust, Mephistopheles, and Gretchen unfold, witness the magic of thematic transformation, and behold the overwhelming power of salvation as told by Liszt in his magnificent and timeless Sonata in B minor. This program is complimented with Beethoven’s Sonata Op. 2, No. 3 in C major, a set of works by Chopin, and a few fun, contemporary, finger-busting showpieces.

Ideal For: General Audience
Venue Requirements: Grand Piano (ideally 6’10” or larger), Microphone/Speaker

RunTime

90 minutes

performer(s)

Michael Schneider

Price

Negotiable, including travel

Artist Concerts

Traditional Solo Program

Master the Music offers traditional concert programs by artists Dror Biran and Zahari Metchkov.

Ideal For: General Audience
Venue Requirements: Concert Grand Piano (ideally 7’ or larger)

RunTime

60-90 minutes

performer(s)

Dror Biran or Zahari Metchkov

Price

Negotiable, including travel

Artist Concerts

Four Hands are Better Than Two…

Artists Michael Schneider and Zahari Metchkov have a knack for piano capers…offering up bold and dazzling programs of music for both duet piano (four hands/one piano) and duo piano (four hands/two pianos). The audience is sure to walk away smiling and humming familiar tunes with selections such as Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, Brahms’ Hungarian Dances, Bernstein’s “Symphonic Suite” from West Side Story or Igor Borodin’s Polovetsian Dances. Other incredible selections include Claude Bolling’s fantastic jazz-influenced Sonata for Two Pianists No. 1, Bolcolm’s Serpent’s Kiss Rag, Rachmaninoff Suites 1 and 2, and Khachaturian’s Sabre Dance.

Ideal For: General Audience
Venue Requirements: Duet program – One Grand Piano (ideally 6’ or larger); Duo Program – Two Grand Pianos of comparable size (ideally 6’ or larger)

RunTime

60-90 minutes

performer(s)

Michael Schneider, Zahari Metchkov

Price

Negotiable, including travel

Artist Concerts

Concerto with Orchestra

Master the Music is pleased to offer several concerti for your upcoming orchestral concert seasons! Concert Pianist Michael Schneider has performed with dozens of orchestras and in recent years performed Rachmaninoff Concerto No. 2 with the Fort Worth Symphony and Shostakovich Concerto No. 1 with the San Angelo Symphony.

Ideal For: General Audience
Venue Requirements: 1 or 2 Concert Grand Pianos, dependent on repertoire selected

RunTime

30 minutes

performer(s)

Michael Schneider

Price

Negotiable, including travel

Artist Concerts

Rhapsody for Trombone and Orchestra (or Piano)

Rhapsody is a quintessential concert piece. It showcases the most wonderful elements of the trombone, allowing performers a wide range of colors and virtuosity. Rhapsody is modeled after a 19th-century Romantic idiom and is engaging and well-received by audiences in the U.S. and abroad.

Rhapsody is available for performance with orchestra or with piano.

Ideal For: General Audience
Venue Requirements: Orchestral program – traditional arrangement; Piano program – Grand Piano (ideally 6’10” or larger)

RunTime

12 minutes

performer(s)

Paul Compton, Michael Schneider (optional)

Price

Negotiable, including travel

Artist Concerts

Build-Your-Own Program

For your special event, request a customized program with any number of performers on any instruments. We’ll work with you to develop the vision and will provide all musicians/speakers/performers needed for the event.

Ideal For: Any Audience
Venue Requirements: TBD

RunTime

Based on requirements

performer(s)

Based on requirements

Price

Negotiable, including travel

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