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"French pianist, composer Anne Lovett lanches debut album (includes interview)"

The French pianist and composer Anne Lovett has just released her debut album, Beyond (and Below), which consists of entirely original piano works, to a worldwide audience. This writer has interviewed her exclusively for Digital Journal.
The musical world had better be ready, as there is a new, unusual and brilliant piano music album out there.
Interviewed exclusively for Digital Journal, the excellent French pianist and composer Anne Lovett, whose debut album, Beyond (and Below), is a stunning collection of original piano works, confessed and confirmed my own personal opinion that she sees herself, and in my view is, not about the basically ambiental piano music that one often tends to associate modern music composed for piano with.
Born by the sea in Normandie, Anne Lovett has, in fact, carried her cultural heritage with her into the beautiful music that she writes. Heavily influenced by impressionism, yet also driven by the forces of the London rock scene (having spent ten years of her life in the UK), Miss Lovett enjoys entertaining and astounding her audience with her undeniable virtuosity as well as her extraordinary musicality. In her own words, "I like to keep it challenging".

Miss Lovett tells us:
I started playing the piano at the age of three. Soon afterwards, I would travel every week for three hours back and forth to get to my piano lessons. With these many miles spent on the road I developed my love for of traveling to new places and it stirred up my imagination. As far as I can remember, I wrote my first piece of music around that time. I was about 7 years old. I then kept on writing music alongside my academic piano training in Paris and later in London. It worked as an exodus, a way to answer the unexplainable and to breathe freedom.
For many years whilst studying and after graduating from the Royal Academy of Music, I had been was playing standard repertoire at classical concerts with the exception of a few contemporary works (introducing new music to an audience being the responsibility of many a modern performer).
Even though those years were highly rewarding and part of learning my craft, I felt I had to do more.
I finally decided to upload some of my own music online. Shortly afterwards, I started receiving messages and emails from various people living in completely different parts of the world; be it Japan, China, the US, Ireland, UK, France, Argentina, etc, they were all telling me how my music affected them in a positive way.
From that moment onwards, there was no turning back.
Beyond (and Below), the result of these life-long travails and searches for inspiration, is, as Miss Lovett herself says, "a collection of solo original piano works inspired by real life stories, old mythological legends and imaginary tales".
I find it to be so much more than that, however.
Miss Lovett's stated aim was "to write challenging virtuosic works that would be as wide-reaching and exciting as a rock or pop concert, but with the depth and quality of a classical concert". In this, in my opinion, particularly in works such as, for example, the relentless Tokyo Rush and the harmonically, texturally rich On the Run, which you can listen to by clicking on the green button marked "Listen" above, she has fully succeeded.
Her lyrical side can be seen through other works in the album, such as the hauntingly beautiful Raindrops on Mars, the stunning and original Ishtar's Gate (inspired by the myth of Ishtar, the Babylonian Goddess of, "paradoxically" as Miss Lovett puts it, "Love, Fertility and War, all at once" - one of my personal favorite tracks of the whole album) and the title track of the album, Beyond (and Below).
Having known Anne Lovett and her show-stealing piano playing since the days when we both had studied at the Royal Academy of Music, one of London and the world's foremost music colleges, I can personally vouch for the wonderful lyrical quality and virtuosity that she brings to her music. Having listened to tracks from Beyond (and Below) repeatedly prior to writing this article, I can also vouch that, in my professional opinion, this album fully represents her and her extraordinary musical value. I am grateful to her for agreeing to be interviewed especially for Digital Journal, and endorse her album whole-heartedly.
For further details about Miss Lovett's new album and musical career, please go to Anne Lovett's own website , or to her MySpace page.

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"The 405 Resonate review"

Award winning pianist Anne Lovett’s self-composed ‘Tokyo Rush’ follows and it’s a piece that would shine out brightly on a film score during a pivotal scene where your heart skips a beat. It’s powerfully emotional, packs a bruising punch to your soul, leaving a pleasurable ache. - Yasmin Butt


Beyond (and Below) c 2010 by Anne Lovett



Like Satie, Anne Lovett was born in Normandie, France. She began piano lessons at the age of three and a few years later entered the CNR de Caen and Rouen under the tuition of Frederic Aguessy. She then went on to study at the Conservatoire Superieur de Paris with Pierre Reach (a pupil of the great Artur Rubinstein) and Alberto Neuman (a rare student of Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli). At the early age of eleven, she was invited to perform in concert at the Festival International d'Annecy and a year later at the Festival International de Montdauphin.

Despite her classical background, Anne developed a great interest in other musical genres. She also studied jazz and improvised music with Samy Abenaim of the Bill Evans Piano Academy in Paris and later free improvisation with Keith Tippett.

Following her British roots, she moved to the UK in 1999 to further her education at the Royal Academy of Music in London with Hamish Milne. She also studied composition with Ruth Byrchmore, chamber music with Michael Dussek and jazz with Dominic Alldis. She graduated with Honors in 2003.

During her academic years, Anne has taken part in many master-classes amongst which, with Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Roger Muraro, Miriam Solovieff, Andrei Diev, John O'Connor and Rolf Hind.

Since graduating, Anne has performed throughout Europe including Portugal, Norway, Italy, England and France. Recent notable concerts include the Festival International de Musique de la Hague, the premiere of her work Tokyo Rush in Norway for the 100 years of the hydroelectric power revolution in Hardanger where Anne represented England in a 3 hours celebration. Forthcoming tour in Brazil-Rio de Janeiro, Brazilia, Sao Paulo.

She has worked with many artists over the years. Notably her sister Maud Lovett violinist with whom she has won international prizes (at the International chamber music competition in Pinerolo-Italy and at the FNAPEC in Paris); tenor James Oxley; cellist Josephine Knight; viola player Philip Dukes; pianist Nicholas Walker; trumpet player and principal of the Royal Academy of Music Jonathan Freeman-Attwood, violonist Catherine Lord amongst others.

Lovett's wide ranging talent has also led to collaborative work with artists from various avenues from acting to dance companies and includes an instrumental project with producer and programmer James Sanger well known for his million selling work with Dido, Keane's Hope and Fears album of the year at the Brit Awards 2005, U2, Cure, etc. In 2006 she was commissioned to write a 5.1 surround soundtrack for the Planetarium Ludiver in Normandie.
Her popularity and appeal was demonstrated during the latest competition at MusicAid in December 2007 where Raindrops On Mars was awarded best UK composition (voted by 16,000 people worldwide).

She has been broadcasted on the radio France Musique (Radio France group) , for the french national TV network France 3 and the european network Mezzo.

Lovett's broad range of activities doesn't stop with her nurtured talent for writing, she also performs exciting works by favorites Silvestrov, Kapustin, Part, Adams and Piazzolla to name a few.

Anne has recently recorded the soundtrack for Rosamunde Pilcher's Four Seasons as well as doubling the lead actress Natalia Worner who plays a concert pianist. The TV Film will be broadcasted on 25th of December on ZDF in Germany as well as ITV in the UK.
Her debut album "Beyond (and Below) will be released soon.