[Music] Lubomyr Melnyk feat. Mionia – I Love You (Catedral de Viseu, Portugal, 4 Julho 2015)

I grew up around a piano.  I dated an Italian pianist (ugh).  My priests all played piano.  I damn near lost interest in the instrument until I stumbled onto the work of Lubomyr Melnyk a few years ago.  The piano has been beautifully redeemed thanks to the sheer beauty, intricacy and power of his work.

[Music] Enver İzmaylov – Aranjuez

Uzbek-Ukrainian guitarist Enver İzmaylov, known for his amazing tapping technique on the guitar, does justice to a piece penned by Spanish maestro Joaquín Rodrigo.

[Sample] Lubomyr Melnyk – The Six Day Moment

Today must be a great day for piano music, as it’s been on my mind. Lubomir Melnyk is a composer and pianist who hails from Ukraine (and now residing in Canada) who records for Erased Tapes. He’s a relatively new name to me, and certainly, after this sample, he’s worth exploring.