Flutist/Pianist has new CD release (2009) Together at last, flute & piano recorded by the same performer, Toronto musician Susan Piltch, on a CD of classical music. Her own composition, Out of the Shadows, is the title tune, inspired by a comment made to her about coming out of the shadows and into the spotlight. Music on the CD includes Rachmaninoff's famous Vocalise, Schumann's Three Romances, Purcell's Air & Hornpipe, a Sonata by Herbert Murrill. Contemporary melodic music includes compositions by Ben Steinberg, Bernard Piltch, Stephen Richards, Oliver Schroer, Robert Fleming. Three of Susan's compositions are on this recording. A mix of classical, contemporary and original music. _____________________________________________ 'Susan's brilliant new album explores beautiful original and classical repertoire while sharing magical moments of growing up in an illustrious musical family. I love your CD. The flute draws me in so deep that I forget that you are also playing piano. Upon remembering, I am always astounded.' [Ron Korb, flutist] __________________ 'I am enchanted by the selections which were chosen, and very impressed by your gorgeous tone. It reminds me of James Galway in it's sweetness, warmth and variety of tone colour. I particularly love the 'Out of the Shadows' and the Romance #2 from op. 94, by Schumann, and of course, the Rachmaninov Vocalise. Your work was obviously a labour of love of music and love of family.' [Jan Szot, violinist] __________________ 'What Susan has done here is truly remarkable! To accompany a soloist residing in ones' head... and then solo to an existing accompaniment that is pre-recorded by ones' self is no simple matter. The result is a fantastic recording by two very like-minded people in a great acoustic space!' [Charlie Gray, musician/composer/mastering engineer] ______________________________________________ Review of Out of the Shadows - Flute Focus Magazine, May 2010 "Out of the shadows" sees the versatile Toronto based musician Susan Piltch drawing on her skills as a composer, flautist and pianist to produce a very personal album of original works and fresh classically inspired miniatures. The title track was written by Piltch and is scored for 7 flutes, all of which are played by the composer. Inspired by friends joking about her playing flute and piano at the same time, Susan used the recording studio to do just that and layer her recording one part at a time. Piltch accompanies herself on a journey of sentimental melodies in arrangements for solo flute, solo piano, flute and piano. Alongside three of her own original compositions, Susan performs classical favourites such as Robert Schumann's "Three Romances' and Rachmaninoff's 'Vocalise'. Contemporary offerings include Oliver Schroer's "Healing" which sounds like a modern Irish folk song for solo flute, the reverant Jewish influenced "I lift up my eyes" by Ben Steinberg, and Robert Fleming's romantic "Dialogues" for flute and piano. The album is a heartfelt recording that is dedicated to her parents and celebrates the influence of the artist's late father, jazz saxophonist Bernard Piltch. [Laila is a reviewer for Flute Focus Magazine] _______________________________________.