February 14, 2020
University of Maine at Fort Kent Professor of Music and Education, Dr. Scott Brickman has had a variety of professional activities materialize this year.
His composition Capriccio (2019) for flute and piano was chosen as a finalist in the 2020 Kwidzyn Classical Music Award. Along with other composer finalists from Australia, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Japan, and Poland, Brickman’s work will be premiered on April 24, 2020 in Kwidzyn, Poland, by flautist Iwona Glinka and pianist Vicky Stylianou, as part of the 4th Kwidzyn Spring International Music Festival.
On February 11, Russia’s Intertext Ensemble will perform Brickman’s Epic Suite (2012) for flute and alto saxophone at the Yeltsin Center in Yekaterinburg, Russia. Epic Suite is recorded by the Tower Duo on their Crosswind CD, which was released in January 2019.
On February 14, Brickman’s Symphony #4, “Restoration” (2018), will be released by Parma Recordings on their Navona label (NV 6271). This work is on the CD Prisma volume 3, which contains Orchestra works recorded by the Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Jiri Petrdlik. This release will also be available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and other digital platforms.
Lastly, Mr. Brickman’s Duo (2019) for accordion and flute was selected by Duo Artina as a result of their call for scores. It will be premiered by that ensemble during their 2020/21 concert series in Croatia and the score published by Trubcher Publishing.
Dr. Brickman, though appreciative of all of his performances, is especially pleased to be disseminating his work more widely in Europe as planned. Dr. Brickman holds music degrees from the University of Wisconsin and Brandeis University. Dr. Brickman has taught at UMFK since the fall of 1997.