The runner-up this year is Silvia Corda, an Italian pianist, composer, fellow toy pianist and jazz improviser. Based on the links on her website, it seems like she is working on numerous interesting projects, including a new release “The Breath” in August 2013.
She sent in a beautiful piece, Tre Ritratti del Tempo, for toy piano and dulcimer. I have been longing for a piece with this combination for quite a few years and found her recording to be such a beautiful gem. I will be performing the piece on December 13th at Dimenna Center of Classical Music. My dulcimer? Still in transit! I’m looking forward to discovering its potential.
Here is Silvia’s soundcloud page with her performing it. Enjoy!