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"A Winter Tale" ("The Gentle Giant") by Milana Zilnik (Video on YouTube)
Milana Zilnik

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyC-Y9B1WoY --- Enjoy this wintry tale recorded on the virtual The Giant (the biggest piano in the world created by David Klavins)! On another note, Enlightened Piano Radio is going to organize their annual Awards event in Berlin Philharmonic Hall!! And I have the chance to perform there with your help :) All I ask you to do is to send a short email to [email protected] (you can bcc to [email protected] ;-) ) with "EPR NOMINATIONS" in the subject and the following in the body: Milana Zilnik. "Yet Another Love Story" Best solo piano album Thank you so much for your votes in advance! Here are some of my recent videos: "Escape of the mind" and "Oceans of Memories" from "Una Corda Dream" series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4LXKfQIXpU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmnqPLgd87A 5th episode of "The making of The Snow Queen Waltz" where we talk about our experiences during the first video shoot (including behind-the-scenes footage!): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAS3BCXXNX4 And "The Snow Queen Waltz" itself, The video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8f1VlFgPJX8 The animation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDS-Q5cIGuA

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"Ocean of Memories" ("Una Corda Dream") by Milana Zilnik (video)
Milana Zilnik

Video: https://youtu.be/s4LXKfQIXpU --- -25C feels like -38?! Yes, this is the weather today and this whole winter turned to be quite cold. I am begging for summer, lol :) Here are some of my recent videos, just in case you missed them :) "Escape of the mind", another Una Corda improvisation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmnqPLgd87A My take on "Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-59twlzokY0 4th episode of "The making of The Snow Queen Waltz" where we talk about how the decorations were designed and made: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHnT9nu9QPA And "The Snow Queen Waltz" itself, The video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8f1VlFgPJX8 The animation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDS-Q5cIGuA

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"Escape Of The Mind" ("Una Corda Dream") by Milana Zilnik (video)
Milana Zilnik

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmnqPLgd87A ----- Days go by, the New Year is just around the corner and it's -25C outside. This year was full of surprises, challenges and incredible outcomes. Thank you and have a wonderful New Year ahead! And I hope you will enjoy this ambient "Escape of the Mind" from the "Una Corda Dream" series. Just in case you missed my latest uploads, here is the list: My take on "Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy": https://soundcloud.com/milanazilnik/sugarplum-fairy-dance-p-tchaikovsky-performed-by-milana 2nd episode of "The making of The Snow Queen Waltz" where we talk about how the music was composed, arranged and recorded: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZG9FsauOA8 And "The Snow Queen Waltz" itself, The video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8f1VlFgPJX8 The animation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDS-Q5cIGuA

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Sugarplum Fairy Dance (P. Tchaikovsky) - Performed by Milana
Milana Zilnik

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-59twlzokY0 Merry Christmas everyone! Enjoy this magical Tchaikovsky's composition on this wintry day :) ...And don't miss latest videos of "The Snow Queen Waltz" ;-) Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8f1VlFgPJX8 Animation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDS-Q5cIGuA The 1st episode of "The making of": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqXWHcKc-Mo

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"The Snow Queen Waltz" - THEATRICAL musical VIDEO by Milana Zilnik and Arty Sandler
Milana Zilnik

Theatrical Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8f1VlFgPJX8 Animation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDS-Q5cIGuA ------ We'd like to tell you a story! A story about the Snow Queen. Not the one you all know about! Not cold, not evil! This is a story about a woman, a woman who had a dream. A romantic one? Of course! With some magic? For sure! Do you want to know how it happened? Read below! BUY IT ON: iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/album/the-snow-queen-waltz-single/1308494656 Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Snow-Queen-Waltz-Milana-Zilnik/dp/B07772Z1GB/ Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Milana_Zilnik_The_Snow_Queen_Waltz?id=Beeapieb3ppqizqrynzeinypcaa Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/2fVWxZ8ipXeJr9qBTW9LHB CDBaby: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/milanazilnik CONNECT: Official website: http://www.milana.ws/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ZilnikMilana/ Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/MilanaZilnik/ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/MilanaZilnik/ SoundCloud: http://www.soundcloud.com/MilanaZilnik/ It's incredible to think how this song that I wrote exactly one year ago turned into our first theatrical musical video. Last December I was improvising on a keyboard, as usual, when the opening music box motif came to me. The next day it expanded into a full composition, a crossover between Waltz and Tango, Classical and Jazz. The lyrics followed shortly on the same day. When my husband heard it for the first time, he said: "Wow! This is it! This is the song I want us to create a professional music video for!". And so it happened! It has taken us the whole year to produce it: from making the orchestral arrangement and writing the story to finding a venue, costumes, designing the decorations, working on the choreography and finally - filming the main act on the stage of Kailash Mital Theatre at the end of October. We are so thankful for everyone who participated in this project and for everyone who supported our IndieGoGo campaign! Please share this video with your friends! Your appreciation is the best reward we can get! Don't miss the release of the animated cartoon set to the same song - it will be published next week! We'll also publish "The making of The Snow Queen" - 9 episodes of us talking about every stage of the project: how it was done, some fun stories, behind-the-scenes footage and so on. CREDITS (for audio part): Music and lyrics by Milana Zilnik Story by Arty Sandler and Milana Zilnik Produced and directed by Arty Sandler Orchestral arrangement by Milana Zilnik and Jeff Torres (@jtcmposr) Alto Saxophone Solo by Gdaliy Garmiza Mixed by Don Nafe (TMR Productions) Mastered by Jason Fee (Conduction Mastering) Voice Teacher Diana Sharp

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"Haunted Waltz" (The Gentle Giant) by Milana Zilnik (Video)
Milana Zilnik

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sn91WyVFaqo ---- I can't believe it's just one week away from the release of "The Snow Queen Waltz"!! So much work and effort went into this. These days we are busy filming "The making of The Snow Queen Waltz" and that video turns to be way longer than the music video itself: all kind of behind-the-scenes footage, our chats where we are talking about how the idea was conceived, how we worked on music, the story, looking for venues, decorations, costumes and so on. We got 10 or so episodes, most of them are about 10 minutes long, some of them are a bit longer. After the release we will be posting them one or two episodes per week, hope it will be an interesting watch! Meanwhile, here is another improvisation on The Giant, also a Waltz, though, a different one :)

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"Where Giants Roam the Earth" ("The Gentle Giant") by Milana Zilnik (Video)
Milana Zilnik

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIjwCgjJU0w --- Two years ago I had the chance to play the biggest upright piano in the world in real life. It is called The Giant for a reason - the sheer power of the two-story piano makes you resonate with it, as if you are sitting inside the ocean of sound. Yet, I found that the power of it is... gentle! Of course, no digital version of it can compare to the real piano, yet it's always a wonderful experience to close my eyes and imagine myself sitting again on the balcony of the real Giant and touching its keys. Here is the iPhone/handycam recording of me playing the real instrument: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXEU2XH_sjs

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"Whispers in the Night" ("Una Corda Dream") by Milana Zilnik (Video)
Milana Zilnik

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nn0SUXtIe1k Continuing with Una Corda series that we spontaneously recorded last weekend. Only three weeks left till the release of "The Snow Queen Waltz" - our theatrical music video, the first one set on the stage with decorations, dancers, a video crew - over thirty people who participated in this project. If you are on Facebook, you are welcome to join this group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/SnowQueenWaltz/ We post all kinds of updates and behind-the-scenes photos and videos. If you are in Ottawa, you are welcome to join our release party on 16th of December - we'll show the music video to all the guests before publishing it online later the same day.

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"Ripples On The Water" from "Una Corda Dream" by Milana Zilnik (Video)
Milana Zilnik

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Xrt9OM7ts8 Yesterday it was raining and the ripples on puddles inspired this spontaneous improvisation on Una Corda. And today we got the first snow :) It was a nice escape from all the busy life lately. Haven't had any chances to record anything because we've been so busy filming the music video for my theatrical song. The video shoot went great! It was challenging, yet it was a lot of fun! If you are on Facebook, you are welcome to join this group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/SnowQueenWaltz/ We post all kinds of updates and behind-the-scenes photos and videos. If you are in Ottawa, you are welcome to join our release party on 16th of December - we'll show the music video to all the guests before publishing it online later the same day.

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IndieGoGo Campaign For "The Snow Queen Waltz" (with video)
Milana Zilnik

Wow, I am overwhelmed by the support we received, reaching 45% of the goal in the first days!! The campaign is still in the running, two weeks before it ends and we still hope we can reach the goal! The campaign is over here: https://igg.me/at/TheSnowQueenWaltz ---- On one Canadian wintry day, back in December 2016, I wrote a new song. It was a wintry song, a wondrous theatrical blend of Waltz and Tango, Jazz and Classical. Arty, my husband, immediately fell in love with it. We both felt like this song is way bigger than any song we ever wrote before. So, we started this project by arranging the song, inviting a vocal coach to shape my singing and then recording it in our home studio - all this was done this Spring of 2017. In May, we wrote the video script together, it turned into a musical story, a story about magic and a dream, a fantasy and the reality. The following month we spent scouting for different locations and designing the decorations. In August we hired a friend to improve the orchestration we did ourselves and then we hired a remote sax player to record the sax solo. We also found a professional cinematographer to work on the video and had the first session with him, recording the intro and the finale of the video. These days we are working with a choreographer to create a dance for her dancers - they will play the role of Snow Queen's court. We are also working with a theatrical makeup artist to design the look of the Queen. The big day of filming the main part is approaching - 28th of October is when we are going to make the Dream happen on the stage of Kailash Mital Theater in Carleton University of Ottawa! So, what is going to happen on 28th of October. Below is the plan: 7:30am - wake up and have the first coffee; 8:30am - head out to the theatre; 9:00am - unload all the rented decorations, do the makeup for Milana, set up the lighting for filming the first scenes on an empty stage; 10:20am - have the second coffee; 10:30am - film ~40 seconds of the video script involving the scenes on the empty stage; 12:30pm - have the third coffee and a lunch for the entire crew. 13:00pm - set up the decorations, change costumes, work on the theatrical makeup for Milana and dancers. 4:00pm - have the fourth coffee (yes, we will need it!); 4:10pm - film ~1:30 of the video script in the setting of Snow Queen's Ice Castle, including dancers who will play the role of Queen's court; 6:30pm - move the decorations to change the setting to a new scene; 7:30pm - film ~30 seconds of scenes with a sax player; 9:00pm - take off the decorations; 10:00pm - go home; It's going to be a long-long day, involving 8 actors on the stage and 12-15 more people to run the production: a video director, camera and light assistants, stage decor director, stage assistants, makeup artists, behind-the-scenes video operator, sound operator etc etc. I am going to be the main actor, Arty will manage the whole production. This day is the most challenging part of the project, both scheduling and budget-wise (half of the project's budget is invested into this single day!). This is where your help and funding will be greatly appreciated: Cinematographer services (including camera and light assistants) - $3000; Choreographer and dancers (including the creation of the dance and rehearsals) - $1500; Second half of theatre rental fees (the first half is already paid) - $800; Makeup artist services (two different makeups for me and dancers) - $600; Decor and additional lighting rental - $800; Lunch for the entire crew - $300; This is where YOUR HELP is MUCH NEEDED! We are doing everything for making this music video happen and you can do a few things to help us! Tell your friends about "The Snow Queen Waltz" and this IndieGoGo campaign. Please, share photos and posts from our musical page on Facebook, Twitter and so on.

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Hanging Tree (James Newton Howard) - performed by Milana Zilnik
Milana Zilnik

Please, SUPPORT our theatrical music video! igg.me/at/TheSnowQueenWaltz --- Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogOaIz1YksU ---- I heard about James Newton Howard's tour and his contest for finding European singers to accompany him. Well, I *was* European :) but long time ago. So, this is not my audition video, just had fun singing it in my jazzy way. Hope you will enjoy my take on it :) On another note, if you are on Facebook, please join my "Snow Queen Waltz" group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/SnowQueenWaltz/ There you will get all the news, some behind-the-scenes discussions and other stuff related to the process of making the first professional music video for my theatrical song. You will have the opportunity to ask questions or share your ideas that might be used in the process :) And, of course, you are more than welcome to invite your friends to the same group :)

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"A Beautiful Storm" (Video on YouTube) by Jennifer Thomas, performed by Milana Zilnik
Milana Zilnik

Please, SUPPORT our theatrical music video! igg.me/at/TheSnowQueenWaltz Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiwV8y_XsX0 --- This was yet another challenging piece for me to play, composed by Jennifer Thomas. In fact, I started practicing it some months ago and then got busy with something else :) So, I am quite happy that I finally got around recording it. If you want to play it yourself, you can get the sheet music on Jennifer's official site: http://jenniferthomasmusic.com/product/a-beautiful-storm-sheet-music/ Btw, Jennifer is currently recording a music video for this piece of hers, to be released in about a month. So, don't miss it on her YouTube channel, her videos are amazing and quite inspirational: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCLJvCZ94E8B-7uxh34muQw On another note, the summer is nearly over and I am slowly getting back to the routine of teaching, starting this week. We are also progressing on our way to create the first professional music video for the song I wrote last winter. If everything goes according to the plan, it will be released in December - exactly one year since the day this song was written. The first part of the video is recorded, next week we are meeting with a choreographer, who will create a dance for me and six dancers - for the second part of the music video that will be shot in late October.

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Summer Trip - Milana
Milana Zilnik

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phcvsg_vElA --- Had fun composing a summery soundtrack for one of clients, this was one of the variants that I can share with you (another one was accepted). The video is just a mock-up composed of clips from VideoBlocks but you may have fun watching it :). On another note, we are advancing at shooting the music video for one of my songs. If everything goes according to the plan, it will be released in December. The first part of the video is recorded, next weeks we are going to rehearse a dance with a choreographer and six dancers - for the second part of the music video. You can get the commercial license for this track over here: https://www.audiosparx.com/sa/archive/Jazz/Ragtime/Summer-Trip/864785

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"Contemplation" by Milana, feat. Roger Chandler. Live video from the studio
Milana Zilnik

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zX7NHXhBFF0 --- It was a productive weekend a couple of weeks ago when Roger Chandler (@roger-b-train) came to visit us in our studio. Enjoy this piano & guitar improvisational version of "Contemplation" - 10th track of my recently released album "Yet another love story". Oh, and, btw, today we celebrate 9 years since we landed in Canada - a good reason to celebrate and... to contemplate :) Appreciate your shares and subscription to my channel!

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"Night Train", performed by Milana Zilnik and Roger Chandler
Milana Zilnik

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cqlczSX2LU --- I hope you will enjoy this blues standard performed by truly yours in collaboration with Roger Chandler (@roger-b-train) Appreciate your shares and subscription to my YouTube channel :)

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"Bird Blues" by Milana Zilnik and Roger Chandler. Live video from the studio
Milana Zilnik

Video: https://youtu.be/qIyNJMBJHrM It was a fun day yesterday, Roger Chandler (@roger-b-train) visited our studio and we made several live recordings. Enjoy "Bird blues" :) More recordings to be uploaded in the upcoming weeks!

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"Romance" by Jackie Perks, performed by Milana
Milana Zilnik

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfucSi-sA1I I always love listening to compositions of Jackie Perks (@classical-jams), this one is one of the pieces that instantly became one of my favorites. I hope you will enjoy my performance of Jackie's "Romance" Visit her channel at: https://www.youtube.com/user/ClassicalJams You can get the score of this piece here: http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/romance-digital-sheet-music/20447496

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"Love" from the new album "Yet Another Love Story" by Milana Zilnik
Milana Zilnik

Video and Behind-the-scenes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJ5MHfWv3Zk --- There is no love story that is unique, yet no love story is the same. My love happened to be deeply intertwined with music and with my husband. When he asked me to improvise different feelings on my piano, I didn't think it would end up as a story of our life: from the anticipation of the first date, from the surprise and joy of new relations to the moments of doubt and fear, disgust and anger, followed by guilt, sadness and contemplation. But above all it always comes down to trust and... LOVE! The twelfth, concluding track from my new album "Yet Another Love Story", telling the story of my love and music. I let my piano play and it sang me this song, jazzy and romantic, swinging and rocking, lush harmonies and memorable motifs. Don't miss the second part of the video! We shared the story of how this album came to life :) If you have difficulties understanding our accents, just turn on the subtitles :) We would also like to ask for your support! We plan to shoot a professional music video this year, which would be a rather expensive project to pull, paying from our own pockets. You can help funding it by purchasing an album on BandCamp. Thank you! iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/album/yet-another-love-story-live/id1210505002 BandCamp: https://milana.bandcamp.com/album/yet-another-love-story Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Yet-Another-Love-Story-Live/dp/B06XC8NQ26/ From me to you, into eternal story, with love in every note I play. Milana

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"Trust" from the new album "Yet Another Love Story" by Milana Zilnik
Milana Zilnik

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDql6PSmrmI --- Summer nights were hot, long and fruitful. She couldn't get enough of her piano, playing old songs, composing new ones. He was busy learning how to record what she was playing for him and with him. Her first song was born one of those nights... "It's about time" was its name and it was about time for them to finally share something together.... One journey, one life, one love.... It was wonderful to regain back what was lost before - the feel of... TRUST... The eleventh track from my new album "Yet Another Love Story", telling the story of my love and music: from the anticipation of the first date, from the surprise and joy of new relations to the moments of doubt and fear, disgust and anger, followed by guilt, sadness and contemplation. But above all it always comes down to trust and love. iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/album/yet-another-love-story-live/id1210505002 BandCamp: https://milana.bandcamp.com/album/yet-another-love-story Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Yet-Another-Love-Story-Live/dp/B06XC8NQ26/ From me to you, into eternal story, with love in every note I play. Milana

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"Contemplation" from the new album "Yet Another Love Story" by Milana Zilnik
Milana Zilnik

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4HMF3aEoO8 --- New Spring brought warmth and colors... Memories of the first years together showed back, gaining strength, overpowering the turmoil. She was changing her list of Rights and Wrongs, Shoulds and Shouldn'ts. Her abandoned piano got to feel her touch again, shy and timid, raging and hopeful. Through those keys she was discovering back her whole self. He was building a treehouse on their backyard, on a blue spruce tree... hammering hundreds of nails through its branches, hurting his hands with its needles... but healing through this catharsic zen of... CONTEMPLATION... The tenth track from my new album "Yet Another Love Story", telling the story of my love and music: from the anticipation of the first date, from the surprise and joy of new relations to the moments of doubt and fear, disgust and anger, followed by guilt, sadness and contemplation. But above all it always comes down to trust and love. iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/album/yet-another-love-story-live/id1210505002 BandCamp: https://milana.bandcamp.com/album/yet-another-love-story Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Yet-Another-Love-Story-Live/dp/B06XC8NQ26/ From me to you, into eternal story, with love in every note I play. Milana

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