George Lepauwis creating Music, Videos, Recordings, Film & Writing on/of Classical Music
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About George Lepauw
I am first and foremost a curious and passionate person.
I am also a professional classical pianist.
And I have been a cultural activist and organizer of concerts, multi-disciplinary festivals in music, art, and film for over two decades.
More recently, I have begun to produce my own music films and documentaries, working hand in hand with top film directors to make beautiful-looking (and sounding) classical music films. My first three major film projects will be coming out later in 2021, on Bach, Debussy and Beethoven.
The year 2020 has been a game-changer in every aspect of life! In the world of art and music, it has changed everything as well. The arts and especially artists are suffering around the world.
In 2021, it is essential we learn from this experience and strengthen our individual foundations as artists.
Artists need patrons! Artists need their community and fans to support them.
And this is why I ask you here to support me and my work.
What does this support help me to do?
Practice, produce and perform!
And everything in between that allows me to be a full-time creating musician.
In 2020 I released 4 albums thanks in part to patron support: Bach48 (of the complete Well-Tempered Clavier), Debussy Preludes Book I and Book II, and finally Beethoven's Diabelli Variations.
In 2021 I hope to be able to record and release a few more albums, but that will depend on available resources!
I am also planning to produce an episodic series of homemade videos where I talk about music and music history, to give a better understanding of what "classical music" really is and where it stands today! While these videos will be made public in the beginning, after a few days they will be taken down and will only remain available to patrons here on my Patreon page.
I am also slowly writing a book, and will share some of it here as I make progress.
So while this site functions on a patronage system, by subscribing here you also benefit from all the content that you will receive from my work, a bit like a magazine of sorts, but just a bit more personal, since I share some of the underlying stories to all the public projects I engage in.
I love Patreon because it is based on moderate patronage by many, and in this way, opens up patronage to anyone in a more democratic approach. Even artists can be patrons of other artists! It also gives modern-day patrons a chance to see up close the work and process of making art come to life. It is a privileged look into the artists’ virtual studio, if not his mind and full creative process, as well as into his daily life.
Thank you for your interest!
PS: The video here is the trailer to the Diabelli Variations film and album, produced in 2020 and to be released as a film in 2021...