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PARMA Recordings presents Global Echoes, a virtual concert performed by Zsiga Pal & Nemeth Gyorgy. Programmed in conjunction with a PARMA Call for Scores initiative providing performance opportunities for composers who were affected by the pandemic, this video production features the works of several celebrated artists from around the world.

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  • Astor Piazzolla
    Cafe 1930
  • Richard E Brown
    Sonatina for Violin and Piano
    I. Allegro agitato
    II. Andante tranquillo
  • Astor Piazzolla
    Tango Etude No. 3
  • Peri Mauer
    Journey for Violin
  • Greg Bartholomew
    Meet Me in Srinagar
  • Paul Siskind
    Souvenirs éphémères, Fleeting Memories
  • Timothy Arliss O’Brien
    The Green of Your Eyes
  • Marvin Lamb
    Petite Suite for Violin and Piano, I. Pavane
  • Evagelia Siarvali
    Pandemic for Solo Violin


Serbian violinist Pal Žiga was born on July 5, 1978, in Subotica, Serbia. He studied at the High School of Music in Subotica, in the class of Pekar Tibor. At age 14, Žiga joined the Subotica Philharmonic Orchestra as a second violinist. Shortly after joining, he founded a trio which won numerous awards in the country and abroad.

After graduating from the High School of Music, Žiga studied at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad in the class of Prof. Irina Jasvili, former student of famous Moscow violinist David Oistrakh. During his studies, Žiga was a member of the quartet that brought numerous awards, performed with the Novi Sad Opera, and joined the Vojvodina Philharmonic Orchestra.

After completing his studies, Žiga returned to his hometown of Subotica, and in 2005 he began work at the Music School in Subotica, where he became the head of the department.

In 2006 Žiga became the deputy concertmaster of the Subotica Philharmonic, and in 2008 after the 100th anniversary of the Subotica Philharmonic’s founding, he was promoted to the concertmaster of the orchestra.

In 2017, Žiga became the music director of the Subotica Philharmonic. Since his appointment, the Subotica Philharmonic has performed the works of composer greats such as Rimsky Korsakov (Scheherazade), Beethoven (Violin Concerto), and Bach (Passion for John), as well as organizing countless humanitarian concerts.

Dr. Richard E. Brown, a native of New York State, has been active as a composer-arranger and music educator for many years. His training includes M.M. and D.M. degrees in Composition from Florida State University, as well as a B.A. in Music Education from Central College, which named him a Distinguished Alumnus in 1983. His principal composition studies were with Carlisle Floyd, John Boda, and Charles Carter. He is a member of ASCAP and is represented in the catalogs of several trade publishers, as well as his personal imprint, Dacker Music.

His output includes numerous works for concert band and orchestra, instrumental solos and ensembles, church music, piano solos, and scores for ballet, opera, and musical theater.

Having taught in public schools in Iowa, Texas, New Mexico, Oregon, and Washington, Brown now lives in the Puget Sound area, where he is composer-in-residence with the Shoreline Concert Band. Retired from teaching, he can often be found in the mountains pursuing his other passions, hiking and climbing.

The music of award-winning composer Greg Bartholomew is frequently performed across the United States and in Canada, Australia and Europe by such highly regarded instrumental ensembles as Third Angle New Music Ensemble, the Electrum Brass Trio, and the Spring Wind Quintet, as well as such acclaimed choral ensembles as Seattle Pro Musica, Austin Vocal Arts Ensemble, and Connecticut Choral Artists (CONCORA). NPR classical music reviewer Tom Manoff called Bartholomew “a fine composer not afraid of accessibility.”
Paul Siskind’s music encompasses many genres and has been performed across the United States and abroad by renowned ensembles such as the Pittsburgh Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Omaha Symphony, Arditti String Quartet, Dale Warland Singers, Continuum, Burklyn Ballet Theatre, and by mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe. He has received awards and grants from ASCAP, Meet The Composer, American Music Center, National Federation of Music Clubs, New York State Music Fund, and the McKnight, Jerome, Puffin, and Dodge foundations. Commissions include those by the Dale Warland Singers, Leif Erikson International Festival, Orchestra of Northern New York, Monmouth Civic Chorus, Gotham Chamber Orchestra, St. Olaf College Band, and Mi-Bemol Saxophone Ensemble. His work is published by G. Schirmer Inc., Cantando Musikkforlag, and Sweet Child Music, and has been commercially recorded on the Innova, Albany, Ravello, New Ariel, Equilibrium, and ERM Media labels. He has worked as a composer-in-residence for the Education Department of Minnesota Opera, Twin Cities Chapter Coordinator for the American Composers Forum, Music Director of One Voice Mixed Chorus, and as an Auditor for the New York State Council on the Arts. Siskind completed his Ph.D. in Composition and Theory at the University of Minnesota and is on the faculty of the Crane School of Music, SUNY-Potsdam.
Timothy Arliss OBrien (he/they) is an interdisciplinary artist in music composition, writing, and visual art. He has premiered a range of music from opera to film scores to electronic ambient projects. He has published several books of poetry, has written for Look Up Records (Seattle), and has written and edited for Deep Overstock: The Bookseller’s Journal.

He also founded the podcast & small press publishing house The Poet Heroic, founded the digital magic space The Healers Coven, and the new music podcast Composer’s Breathing.
He also showcases his psychedelic makeup skills as the phenomenal drag queen Tabitha Acidz.

Marvin Lamb (b. 1946) is Professor of Music & Head of the Music Composition Program at the University of Oklahoma, where he served as Dean of the Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts from 1998-2005. His music has been performed widely in the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, South America & Japan. In addition, his orchestral works have been performed by the symphonies of Atlanta, Dallas, Colorado, Nashville, Syracuse, the Cabrillo Festival, featured on chamber music series sponsored by the St Louis & Honolulu symphonies & recorded by the Czech Philharmonic Symphony. He has multiple awards from ASCAP, Meet the Composer, the Charles Ives Center for American Music, & held a year long fellowship in orchestral composition awarded by the Tennessee Arts Commission. His publications & recordings number over fifty & his principal publisher is Carl, Fischer, Inc.
Hailing from Greece, composer Evagelia Siarvali has a diploma in composition and a diploma in Byzantine music, has worked as a music teacher in public education, and has participated in Byzantine choirs. Siarvali has taken part in music conferences and seminars as well as music seminars, and is a member of the music teachers association of Greece.

Notable achievements include a Volos Composition Prize for Contemporary Music and a 2021 first prize for solo violin composition work related to COVID-19. Siarvali has also written an educational music book for children.

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