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“It’s clearly a work of art and a successful one in the grand traditions of Ellington and Holst.”
- G.W. Hill | READ FULL REVIEW
“This is not mere dinner music; not something you put in the background. Year is the sort of instrumental album you reflect on.”
- Wildy Haskell | READ FULL REVIEW
“Ron Leshnower’s Year CD was composed, orchestrated, programmed and mixed by this talented, one-man-band artist.”
- Dan MacIntosh | READ FULL REVIEW
Ron Leshnower’s debut album, Year, takes listeners on an “exhilarating musical journey through the calendar.” Twelve tracks capture the essence of each month and tie it all together, while exploring a range of exciting moods and emotions.
Classical, jazz, and more, Year eagerly jumps the genre fence, often described as haunting, triumphant, melancholy, and determined.
Year is 100% electronic, programmed and edited with precision, yet it plays with the sound and sentiment of a hundred human virtuosi.
About Ron Leshnower
Ron Leshnower is a classical and jazz composer and a virtuoso pianist whom music critic Dan MacIntosh describes as a “talented, one-man-band artist.” His original works explore a range of genres, orchestrations, and emotions. Leshnower has been captivated by the possibilities of electronic music since the 1980s, and his patience and attention to detail has enabled him to program complex projects that emphasize human expression and achieve a sentimental realism.
Leshnower’s career as a composer began in earnest when he had an orchestral work premiered at age 15 and, a year later, took first prize in a Long Island composition competition for an original chamber music piece.
Leshnower earned a bachelor’s degree in music and Italian from Yale and also studied piano, by audition, with a noted professor at the Yale School of Music. He has also conducted and accompanied a wide range of adult and youth ensembles and teaches private piano lessons.