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Mystery Novel Just Out

A puzzle that only a musician could solve; a mystery that only a musician could write. Concert pianist Arthur Singer, age 30 in his 18th year on tour, is in danger of burnout. Performing and teaching at Wisconsin University at Black Falls is what he needs, says his manager. But passion and homicide supervene, in this "absolutely original" mystery "teeming with life and its perils and joys," with "characters alive and real, their voices distinct." "A stunning debut novel exploring loneliness, love and professional identity."

Boyk Joins Renowned Piano Fest in NYC!
the only southern california pianist on the faculty of "the world's foremost piano gathering"! Lessons and Masterclasses Open to the Public, July 17‑31, 2011. Read more about James Boyk's teaching and Los Angeles studio...
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Review Just In

"This imaginatively programmed and beautifully played recital may be the most realistic recording I know of a piano: truly breathtaking transparency, amazingly truthful dynamics and timbral purity, and an almost spooky replication of space and ambience."

—Paul Seydor
The Absolute Sound
2011 High-End Audio Buyer's Guide

on James Boyk's album "Tonalities of Emotion"
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