Stephan Beneking, composer, is based in Berlin, Germany.
Beneking composes in neo-classical, melodic style for piano solo.
His repertoire comprises more than 100 piano works so far.
All scores/sheet music can be downloaded for free on www.beneking.com.
Carlos Márquez, pianist, is based in Phoenix, USA.
Márquez is an internationally awarded recording artist who is at home with classical and modern repertoire.
They met on SoundCloud and joined for a cross-continental collaboration.
Valse melancolique VIII - le desir eternel - was TOP 1 in SoundCloud Piano charts for several weeks.
"Valse melancolique VII - la petite danseuse" was inspired by the gorgeous painting on the album cover "Die kleine Tänzerin" by Berlin paintress Susanne Kühne.
Here is what fans say about Beneking´s music:
The kind of music we look for but never find... here you showed us it still exists!
Chopin is alive :-)
amazing valse, I fall in love with the harmony of that piece, wonderful to start the new year with positive notes
Your valses are all so different but form a cohesive body of work. Really nice
...your melodic craft such a great gift for all piano lovers...
playing 'le désir éternel' is experiencing a fine tear-smile-balance. Adorable sensitive music.
You had me in the first measure.... Lovely. Lovely. Lovely!
wonderful...this is melting with the snowflakes on my window...what an image...thank you for this moment!
sometimes I cannot find the appropriate words to express my feelings when I listen to your music
Toujours cette douce melancholie... Superbe!
This piece really doesn´t belong to our time. It is suitable for an audience that has a quiet, more human pace.