Richard Pierce Milner
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Richard Pierce Milner

San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico | Established. Jan 01, 2014

San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico
Established on Jan, 2014
Solo Classical Jazz

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The best kept secret in music

Press


“[this] pianist has found his own style, a combination of classical and jazz, but mostly his own personal feelings and inspirations transposed into a musical framework. This self-taught New Mexico native’s compositions are created freely without hooks and lend comfort to the ears and minds of the listener. 

The album does not pale with repeated playings, and in fact gets better with each listening. Highly recommended for Sunday brunches or driving in the rain, this album proves that Richard Pierce Milner is a talent to be reckoned with outside the mainstream jazz or classical venues. He is refreshing, not a virtuoso, but a purist nonetheless.” - Naugatuck Daily News, Naugatuck CT – David Arnold


“The pianist’s music defies categorization: it’s not jazz, classical or New Age, although there are elements of all three styles in Milner’s approach. [He] has the knack of musically transporting the listener to other places.” 
 - Sunday Telegram Review, Worcester MA 

– Peter Landsdowne


“It’s become increasingly difficult for pianists with something original to say to stand out from the recent glut of solo piano recordings and performances. Richard Pierce Milner’s music nonetheless does stand out: it is not New Age, not jazz, not traditional blues – or stride-based Americana, but a blend of all of these. Milner has an undeniable melodic flair, and I recommend him as talented and dedicated musician.” 

 - Recommendation letter from John Schaefer – NEW SOUNDS – WNYC-FM – NEW YORK NY


Discography

Milner has recorded two CDs, Breaking Through, and Other Ways of Knowing. 

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Bio

Its become increasingly difficult for pianists with something original to say to stand out from the recent glut of solo piano recordings and performances. Richard Pierce Milners music nonetheless does stand out: it is not New Age, not jazz, not traditional blues or stride-based Americana, but a blend of all of these. Milner has an undeniable melodic flair, and I recommend him as talented and dedicated musician. John Schaefer NEW SOUNDS WNYC-FM

Richard Pierce Milners compositions have been broadcast nationally in the United States over NPR and PBS, and have been performed at Lincoln Center in New York.  Solo appearances have included piano concerts at Carnegie Recital and the Merkin, Columbia and Symphony Space concert halls in New York City, the Eubie Blake Center in Baltimore, the Maria Chailloux Gallery in Amsterdam, and the Casa Del Lago, Chapultepec Park in Mexico City.

 He has also written for the Martha Graham Dance Company and served Guest Composer in electronic music at the University of Illinois, composer in residence at Na Bolom in San Cristbal de Las Casas, Mexico and exhibiting artist in residence at the Stedelijk Museum of Fine Art in Holland. In the summer of 2013, Richard was artist in residence at the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation in Taos, New Mexico,

 Milner has recorded two CDs, Breaking Through, and Other Ways of Knowing.

 A Fine Arts graduate of the University of New Mexico, Milner was co-director and co-composer of Reincarnation Auditions: Unlimited Company a modern dance troupe that presented performances at UNMs Keller Hall, and in shopping malls, laundromats, and parking lots in Albuquerque and Chicago.  Their TV production Even Atom was broadcast over KOB (NBC) in Albuquerque and WTTW (PBS) in Chicago.   And was later featured in their exhibition The Space Between the Sea and the Sky in Amsterdam.  Milner continued with the company there with dance multi-media presentations at de Kosmos and Paradiso theaters.

 

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