“The Darkness and The Light” features music that touches the heart, soul and mind.
In Arthur Dobrucki’s debut recording for Azure Hills Music, 16 original works showcase an eclectic blend of written compositions and free improvisations. A new voice in the solo piano tradition bridges the past into the present through creative, expressive, and mystical piano works.
Tracks from the “The Darkness and The Light” have been featured on Top 20 track lists of the following radio stations and programs:
Whisperings Solo Piano Radio
Galaxie CBC Digital Radio - Radio Canada
WVKR-FM Secret Music
Arthur Dobrucki developed his craft as a pianist with Spanish concert pianist Mariblanca de Pujadas who herself studied with Sergei Tarnowsky (teacher of Vladimir Horowitz) and Adele Marcus (pupil of Josef Lhevinne and Artur Schnabel). As a composer, he has developed a unique style that follows in the footsteps of classical composers while integrating contemporary influences and improvisation within his works.
His keyboard work has been heard for over 20 years in Southern California. His performances have ranged from solo piano and chamber music classical performances, to musical theater including the Magnificant Moorpark Melodrama and Vaudeville Company, and over 500 performances in the 1980s with the rock band Dorian which was a local fixture on the Los Angeles club scene.
Today, Arthur Dobrucki is resident pianist and organist at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Simi Valley, California and continues to be active writing new works for solo piano.
Additional information, including free monthly mp3 performances, is available at www.azurehillsmusic.com.