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Australian pianist Liam Viney is a soloist, collaborative artist and teacher. First prize-winner of the Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition, Liam has performed regularly in Australia, the U.S., Europe and Israel. Now based in Los Angeles, Liam is pursuing a multi-faceted musical career centered on performing a broad range of musical styles, with an emphasis on new music and ideas.

He has appeared as soloist with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, the Hartford Symphony, the Queensland Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra, the Queensland Youth Orchestra, the New Century Players and the CalArts Chamber Orchestra in concertos ranging from those of Mozart and Beethoven, to Prokofiev and Ligeti.

He has given solo recitals and chamber music performances in concert series and festivals such as the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, (where he premiered the chamber ensemble version Rautavaara’s Clarinet Concerto with Richard Stolzman), the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s “Green Umbrella” series, The Dartington International Summer School, (where he gave the British premiere of Matthew Hindson’s “Plastic Jubilation”), the “New Paths” festival of New York, Melbourne’s “Next Wave” festival, the Brisbane Festival, the “Keynote”, “Celebrations”, and “Kawai” series of Australia, and the “Tyalgum Festival”. He has also recorded solo radio programs for ABC FM radio’s “Young Australia” program and 4MBS radio station.

Yu (War Cry) Wani (Song of Welcome)

Leonardo Bella – Esoteric Instruments


“I have been using the MA100 matched pair, the MA200 and MA300’s on everything that has come down the pike, and I have been consistently blown away. Over the years I have learned to only purchase recording tools that will confirm their value to me for years to come, and your products have me smiling every time I plug them in. Their extreme musicality, warm presence and clarity on transientss has become a major part of my sound. During the years I co-owned Skyline Studios’s in New York, we had a great locker full of U47’s, U67’s and M49’s. The Mojave microphones have that same Rolls Royce quality sound I had grown to depend on during those years gone by, minus the headache of maintaining ancient gear. I am a convert!”
Leonardo Bella / Eternal Arts Music

All recordings are without processing of any kind.

Bouzoukimer (Hybrid of of Irish Bouzuiki and Dulcimer)

Cellomer (Hybrid of Cello and Dulcimer)

Praetorius Scheitolt (a medieval musical instrument of the mountain zither family)

Bowed Psaltery

Hammered Dulcimer

Jim Lauderdale – Ain’t No Way


Vocals recorded on an MA-200 through a Universal Audio LA-610 Banjo recorded on two MA-200s through a Fred Forssell designed preamp with no compression or eq.

Full Mix

Solo Vocal

Taken from ‘The Bluegrass Diaries’ – his 2007 Grammy Award Winner for
Best Contemporary Bluegrass Album.

Produced by Randy Kohrs