project will be produced in four phases:
Phase One – Video of “Music Research & Piano Technique” will document and demonstrate Mario’s in-depth research into piano technique and the field of music itself.
¨ This video footage will be compiled into an instructional video and made available to music teachers, students and aficionados of music and piano.
¨ Key basics of Mario’s tremendous insights into the subjects of music and piano technique will become available for broad dissemination.
¨ The video will be approximately 60 minutes in length.
¨ Students everywhere will be able to see the unique physical techniques he demonstrates.
¨ The “Music Research & Piano Technique” Video will be made available via his Website and other appropriate outlets
Phase Two – Video of “Chopin Etudes – Part I” will feature something unique in the world of music.
Mario is one of three or four living pianists who are capable of effectively playing all 27 of the etudes of Chopin. And he plays them with such mastery, feeling and understanding, that Mario Feninger may well be the foremost living interpreter of these works.
In addition to his masterful rendering of the etudes, Mario introduces each piece with an insightful explanation as to Chopin’s purpose in composing it, each etude being an exercise in, and requiring the development of, a particular piano technique or skill.
¨ This video will be shot in a recording studio, or comparable setting, for maximum sound quality.
¨ It will capture the unique effect of focusing the audience’s attention on the key facet of each individual etude, followed by Mario’s riveting performance of the piece.
¨ Mario’s introduction to each etude places the piece in context, much as if Chopin himself was explaining it to you, greatly multiplying the appreciation and enjoyment of the piece.
¨ The Chopin Etudes - Part I video will be approximately 60 minutes in length, and will include 7 or more of Mario’s favorites of the etudes.
¨ There will eventually be multiple videos in the Chopin Etudes Collection.
¨ The video of Mario Feninger performing Chopin’s etudes, complete with his enlightening introductions, will be a treasure that every serious student of the piano will want to own, and can also be offered as a staple to music schools and piano instructors the world over.
Phase Three – Video of “Salon Concert” – plus Website Upgrade
A video will be produced of a unique Salon Concert, set in the aesthetic charm of Mario’s own Hollywood home, where he will entertain and perform for a select audience of close associates, friends and admirers.
¨ This work will capture the allure of Mario’s playful personality and remarkable skills, revealing a priceless jewel “hidden in plain sight,” heretofore accessible only to a favored few.
¨ We will discover fascinating stories from his rich life, and see the Maestro in action.
¨ It will be approximately 60 minutes in length.
¨ It can be utilized for immediate promotional purposes and made available as a DVD or Internet download.
Phase Four – “Mario Feninger” Documentary Video will be a compilation of selected material from the first three phases. This final documentary will have major promotional value in its presentation of the life and works of this great artist.
¨ It will be 50 minutes in length, suitable for television broadcast
¨ This video will be designed and edited as a life documentary, biographical in nature.
¨ It will feature outstanding performance selections that demonstrate Mario’s astounding abilities as a pianist.
¨ It will include interview footage of Mario, both the man and the artist, giving us a sense of the spectrum of his rich wisdom, humor, humanity and life experiences.
¨ Interview footage of close peers, students, friends and admirers will be included.
¨ It will provide a thrust for Mario into the world spotlight and expand possibilities of concert bookings and continuing sales of Mario’s other Video, DVD, CD and literary products.
¨ It will be available as part of the Mario Feninger Legacy Video Collection.
It is fitting and proper that everything possible be done to express appreciation to this great artist and assist him in attaining his dreams for the culture.
The benefactors who provide funding for this project will be officially recognized and acknowledged for their generosity on each product which results.
Tom Solari (Producer) 818-890-2128
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