Concerto for Piano and Orchestra (1998)

in three movements

Duration: 23’

Premiered November 1998 by the Oberlin Chamber Orchestra. Tim Weiss, conductor, Matthew Quayle, piano (as winner of the Oberlin Conservatory Concerto Competition).

This piece showed a pleasing balance between conventional techniques and creative new devices. It is evident that the composer not only has learned his lessons well from the former masters, but that he also has the means to speak with his own stylistic voice. Quayle replaces novelty with creativity. He makes the music uniquely his through a variety of ways... In the end, the audience’s reaction was justifiably intense. Certainly this youthful (but mature) creation is an auspicious beginning for an aspiring composer.
— Mark Polesky, The Oberlin Review