Dimiter Terziev
Nocturnal World
Field, Chopin, Liszt, Faure, Scriabin, Pepin, Morley, Vladigerov


The nocturne genre of the 19th-20th century is deeply connected to the feelings and images of Romanticism. As such, it reflects one of its most quintessential images, defined as "infinite longing for an ideal state of being".

There is a span of more than 120 years between the earliest and the latest piece recorded on this CD, and each composer comes from a different ethnic origin - Irish, Polish, Hungarian, French, Russian, French Canadian, English Canadian and Bulgarian. Yet, unity is created by their common romantic spirit; a spirit which unfolds like unbroken thread from the charming simplicity of Field through the melodic genius of Chopin to the lush harmonies of Pepin, Morley and Vladigerov.

Dimiter Terziev was born in Sofia, Bulgaria, and graduated from the State Academy of Music majoring in Piano Performance. Among his teachers were the distinguished Bulgarian pianists Antoaneta Arsova, Milena Mollova and Nikolay Evrov.

In 1995, after three years of full-time teaching, Mr. Terziev moved to Canada, and earned a Diploma of Advanced Music Performance Studies from Concordia University in Montreal as a student of Anna Szpilberg. In 2000 he completed a Master's degree in Piano Performance at the University of Alberta in Edmonton under the supervision of Dr. Stephane Lemelin. He and his wife Ilka are currently living in Kamloops BC. Dimiter teaches piano at the United Conservatory of Music in Kamloops, Fountainview Academy in Lillooet, and a private studio in Ashcroft.

Dimiter Terziev has given numerous piano and chamber recitals in Canada, USA Bulgaria, Germany and The Netherlands. He has performed with several Bulgarian orchestras, as well as the Kamloops Symphony. He was awarded third prize at the Chopin National Competition in Bulgaria in 1989, and has made several recordings for the Bulgarian National Radio and the Bulgarian National Television. Terziev's debut CD "Colours of Bulgaria" was sponsored by the Alberta Foundation for the Arts and
was awarded Four Stars both by the CBC's "Sound Advice" and
"La scena musicale" magazine. He has recently recorded his second disc "Nocturnal World".

"Master of stirring mystery of sound ... His playing constantly moved between poetry and passion."
(Badische Zeitung, Germany)

"He is a musician of deeply reasoned convictions, who already has a well-defined understanding of his own artistic voice. He is a musician who thinks at the piano and who has the gift of communicating his artistic vision in an engaging manner."
(Dr. Stephane Lemelin, Canada)

Marcelle Nokony
No Strings Attached

Style: Classical
Released: 2000
Producers: Marcelle Nokony & Dave Davies
Recorded: GSC Records, Salt Spring Island & Magiclab, Surrey, B.C.

Label: GSC Records Inc.







Marcelle Nokony has played on stages across the United States, Canada, and Europe. She has played in symphony Orchestras, and at foot-stompin', kick-ass hoe-downs.

From a Lullaby to "Orange Blossom Special", Marcelle sizzles when she plays! The versatility of this extremely talented musician has to be heard to be believed. The image on the CD cover, in which the fiddle player is reflected in the mirror as a symphony violin player, is a perfect analogy of Marcelle's huge range of talents.

As a special treat, Valdy wrote and sings on Marcelle's arrangement of "Pachelbel's Canon"! This all-time favorite has been recorded dozens of times, but this is the first time it's ever been recorded with words!

For the purist, there's an instrumental version of this classic as well. There's something for everyone on this CD.

Paul Verville

Style: Classical
Released: 1999
Producer: Dave Davies
Recorded: GSC Studios, Salt Spring Island
Label: GSC Records Inc.







Paul Verville is one of those special artists that you usually only read about - they practise for 8 to 10 hours a day, and they feel terrible if they miss even a single day. Paul's music reflects this dedication to his art, with flowing pieces from Chopin and Schubert, to tremendously complex renditions of Rachmaninov's work.

It helps to know that Rachmaninov had a hand spread of thirteen keys, and he wrote to suit his size. He was also a driven individual, and much of what he wrote embodies the turmoil that must have been a part of every one of his wakinng hours.

By contrast, Paul's spread is only nine keys, but his incredible speed and accuracy allows him to play even the most demanding of what Rachmaninov had to offer.

Vancouver Island Symphony
Pops in the Harbour

The Vancouver Island Symphony is currently in its Eighth Season as one of Canada's youngest symphony orchestras. The Vancouver Island Symphony is based is Nanaimo, British Columbia on Vancouver Island and serves the Central Vancouver Island region with patrons coming from Duncan, Chemainus, Ladysmith, Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Gabriola Island and Nanaimo. The VIS performs at The Port Theatre located in downtown Nanaimo on the waterfront. The Port Theatre is a new state-of-the-art concert hall that seats 780 and has a full service Box Office that the VIS uses for ticket sales.