The pianist and music critic Steven Niles just wrote to me to see if we’d like to publish a review of his (see: the next post that goes up). We got to talking, and he’ll be joining our team of writers. Rad! Here’s a bit from his bio:
Steven Niles received a Doctor of Musical Arts from USC in Piano Performance, mentoring under Daniel Pollack. He minored in Historical Musicology, Harpsichord performance, and conducting. He performs often, both locally and abroad, recently completing tours in China and Taiwan.
His repertoire includes Early Music, Romantic era classics, contemporary music, and jazz. He is on the faculty at LA City College and LA Mission College, teaching Piano, Music Appreciation, Music Theory, and Choir.
As a music commentator, Steven has written review pieces for AOL, LA Weekly, and Ventura County Reporter. He studied music criticism at USC with Daniel Cariaga and Alan Rich.
Welcome to the best dang new-music-in-LA site on the planet, buddy.