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MUSICIAN PORTRAITS AT THE BARBICAN

Classical pianist Dr Samantha Ege performed at the Barbican centre in London last month, to commemorate this and also to get some new p[ortraits for her forthcoming album the venue was booked for an informal portrait session...
21/12/2021
As a concert pianist, Dr Ege made her Barbican debut in 2021 in which she gave the UK premiere of Vítezslava Kaprálová's Sonata Appassionata. In her London debut at the 2021 London Festival of American Music she gave the world premiere of Florence Price's complete Fantasie Nègre set. In 2018, she made her international lecture-recitalist debut at the Chicago Symphony Center with her event "A Celebration of Women in Music: Composing the Black Chicago Renaissance." She has additionally presented her research and repertoire at a number of other institutions and venues in the UK, US, Canada, Australia, Singapore, and Hong Kong.

Dr Ege released her debut album in May 2018 with Wave Theory Records, called Four Women: Music for solo piano by Florence Price, Vítezslava Kaprálová, Ethel Bilsland and Margaret Bonds. The album featured the world premiere recording of Bilsland’s The Birthday Party, which led to Dr Ege preparing an edition of the suite, now published by Faber Music. She released her critically acclaimed second album in March 2021, called Fantasie Nègre: The Piano Music of Florence Price, with Lorelt (Lontano Records Ltd.). Her third album (also with Lorelt) is called Black Renaissance Woman and will be released in early 2022.

The photos for the new album will be selected in the coming weeks and looking forward to seeing the final results. Really pleased with the results from the photo shoot, all taken with the Nikon Z6II and 50mm 1.8 lens, using natural light with a Pixapro fluorescent tube. The ones outside the concert hall were taken with the aid of the Profoto A1 off camera, producing a subtle and natural look to the final portraits.

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