Thrive (Signed 1CD)
“THRIVE was composed over the last couple of years, during a period of uncertainty and fear. I have always been convinced that it is in times of adversity that we remember what is essential to us.
THRIVE is the inner strength that pushes us to fight in moments of doubt or sorrow. The impulse deep inside us that incites us to search for the best, to look up, to fight to overcome difficulties and reach a kind of fulfilment.
This album is for those who feel, consciously or unconsciously, the need to build something else, to seek out new horizons.
For those who wish to turn their backs on the things that oppress us and aggress us, on meaningless demands.
This is a personal battle at a time when collective awareness is settling in: the planet is spiralling; a vortex. We must change; we can evolve. Many of us want this, and music can be a catalyst.
The piano has always helped me find this momentum, and composing for strings has opened up new horizons for me.
By taking inspiration from a theme, a melody, or a few notes by the greatest classical composers, I also wanted to show that there is always a personal path.
I hope that this album will accompany you or inspire you to find your own way of life, there is always hope. Within us, we all have this ability; this power to transform a difficulty into an opportunity. The greater the challenge, the greater the reward. THRIVE!”
Inspirations on Chopin, Pachelbel, Satie, Debussy, Brahms, Beethoven, Fauré
- Memory of Water
- Costa da Caparica
- Piano Allegretto
- Ascent of the Moon
- Ever After
- Lily’s Lullaby
- Inner Peace
- A Secret Place
- Essence of Light
- Dawn of Evolution
- La Nocturne
Roberto Borzoni, producer
Alastair Gavin, conductor – CD tracks 1, 3, 5, 8, 10, 12, 13, 16 | LP Side A 1, 2, 4, 6 – Side B 1, 3, 4, 5
String Ensemble – CD tracks 1, 3, 5, 8, 10, 12, 13, 16 | LP Side A 1, 2, 4, 6 – Side B 1, 3, 4, 5
Julian Leaper (Quartet)
Janice Graham (Quartet)
Katie Wilkinson (Quartet)
Ian Burdge (Quartet)
Julian Leaper and Roberto Borzoni