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The Australian composer, Julian Cochran was formally trained was as a pure mathematician; however, at the age of fourteen, received a rare scholarship to Adelaide's Elder Conservatorium for advanced piano studies. Julian taught himself to play numerous instruments, some of them virtuosically, and this foundation of improvisation and melodic invention remained central to Cochran's compositional technique. A feature of the music is how it combines order and chaos - networks of pure logic yet with astonishing beauty and mystery.

 

Steeped in tradition of European classical music, yet breathtakingly fresh, Cochran's piano-writing style and technique have seen him become widely influential with many tours performed to great public acclaim in the principal concert halls of Europe and Russia.

 

Cochran's written works demonstrate a great regard for the piano traditions of Liszt, Balakirev and more recent composers such as Ravel and Prokofiev. Fantasia No. 2, for instance, can be viewed as an extension of Prokofiev's rhythmic sophistication and advanced harmonics. Even the more difficult works are marked by elegance and refinement. 

 

Highlighted by the aesthetic characteristics of Eastern European folk music, Cochran's comprehensive body of piano works includes fifteen Preludes, five Mazurkas, six Romanian Dances, Animation Suite, Animal Scenes, Night Scenes, two Scherzi and other works such as Maelstrom, Fire Dance and the Toccata. The large scale piano works include seven Fantasias, which can be likened to piano sonatas, and the five-part piano cycle Pegasus' Travels. There are also piano transcriptions for most of Cochran's orchestral works.

 

Cochran's larger symphonic works include Fantasias Nos. 3, 4, 5 and 6, two Valses and six Romanian Dances. Cochran's chamber music include the six Romanian Dances for violin and piano, the trio for violin and oboe, the sextet for string quartet, oboe and bassoon titled Zorya Vechernyaya, and choral works. 

 

Concert pianists and students alike delight in mastering Cochran's piano works and discovering the intelligence, charm and surprises existing within some of the most exquisite and artistic piano writing of our time. Gil Sullivan performs Cochran's works extensively, including two concerts at Carnegie Hall, and writes of the music "exhibiting striking individuality and personality, and exuding a dramatic intensity and power rare in this era". 

 

London based Conductor Levon Parikian highlights a key Cochran distinction: "We hear extreme virtuosity in some of these admirably concise and expertly-tailored compositions. Hearteningly, though, this virtuosity is always in the service of the music, rather than an empty display of flashy pyrotechnics." 

 

The entire sheet music collection is readily obtained from juliancochran.org. In addition to the public works, Cochran has recorded 100 hours of innovative, dramatic and alluring improvisations. 

 

The International Cochran Piano Competition is one of few piano competitions devoted entirely to the works of a single composer and is held in Warsaw, Poland.

 

Julian Cochran's family background is Scottish, moving to Australia in his youth. For the last 8 years he has been based in Monaco and Russia (Джулиан Кохран in cyrillic) where he continues to focus on composing.

Summarised Chronological History of Julian Cochran - fact checker for musicians, researchers, etc.

1974: Julian Cochran Born in Cambridge, England, to Scottish parents Mary Nicholson and Malcom Cochran.

1978: Immigrates to Australia with family owing to father receiving a job opportunity as a kidney specialist with interest in both practice and research.

1985: At the age of 10, Julian accesses a piano for a first time at a community hall during a school excursion and becomes quickly preoccupied. Mary is astonished by the folk melodies Julian rapidly teaches himself to play, and Malcolm arranges piano lessons with a teacher of good reputation, Muriel Hopgood, which continue for three years until early Conservatorium entry.

1986: [1] At the age of twelve, Julian's mother, Mary, is killed in a tragic family car accident, Julian nearly fatally injured however eventually recovers fully.

[2] Family life remains deteriorated for the next decade, as no extended family was living in Australia, father's demanding medical career contributes to it being difficult to look after the three children.

[3] Progress with piano lessons is rapid, skipping through the national Australian Music Examination Board from year level 1 to year level 8 over the next 3 years, receiving the highest grade (A) for each examination.

1987: [1] Father brings computer home from work and Julian at 13 teaches himself programming, writes original computer games over the next five years.

1988: At age of fourteen, awarded a rare scholarship, with only one offered throughout the state of South Australia relating to piano performance, with early entry to the Elder Conservatorium, University of Adelaide.

1990: Ends lessons at the conservatorium, favouring his more personal endeavors of composing, which the music institution could not properly support, and designing and programming computer games.

1991: Self-teaches a range of instruments, paying most attention to classical guitar and electric guitar but also including in recordings accordion, bass guitar, mandolins, glockenspiel and recorders. Julian brings recording equipment to the conservatorium to include harprichord and timpani within his experimental tape recordings. 

1992: [1] At age eighteen, one of Julian's original computer games, D-Zone, takes off overseas as one of the more popular games using the global Shareware distribution model prevalent in the BBS days prior to the internet. Julian receives purchases and over 500 hand-written fan mail letters, a CD distribution contract from a game store chain, and a windfall of youthful entrepreneurial confidence.

[2] Enters the University of Adelaide to study Pure Mathematics.

[3] Continues teaching himself to play new instruments.

1993: Begins study of Mathematics. Acquires second-hand four channel multi-track recorder and microphones; begins creating compositions playing all instruments. Cochran records in his memoir that equal time was spent between his formal mathematical studies and his self-guided composing pursuits.

1994: [1] Composes a number of unpublished piano works, and the published piano work Prelude No. 2 originally titled "Silver Princess".

1995: [1] Returns to piano lessons with increasing vigour, introduced to Gil Sullivan by original (pre-conservatorium) teacher Muriel Hopgood, to prepare for AMEB Licenciate examination. This examination in Australia had a status of significant acclaim in the past and was not often passed, but since 2000 has been awarded increasingly more easily and has lost much of its acclaim.

[2] Graduates from University of Adelaide with a Bachelor of Pure Mathematics majoring in Logic with third year distinctions.

[3] Performs for the AMEB Licentiate examination and awarded the Licenciate. Works performed were amongst the most difficult in the repertoire, Prokofiev's 7th Sonata (complete), Maurice Ravel's "Ondine", Rachmananov's Prelude Op 23. No. 7, Bach's Prelude and Fugue No. 10, Book 2.

[4] Co-founds a software partnership with a friend and hires four employees, and whilst continuing this endeavour each year, the business does not turn a significant profit for another eight years (2003).

[5] Composes "Nocturne", for pianoforte which is later adapted as second movement of Piano Sonata / Fantasy No. 1.

[6] Composes "Maelstrom", for pianoforte.

[7] Main body of Zorya Vechernyaya is conceived, performed and multi-track tape recorded by Cochran using layers of guitars, mandolin, organ and flute. 

1996: [1] Composes Toccata for pianoforte. 

[2] Composes Prelude No. 3 for pianoforte.

[3] Composes choral work "Zaratha" which is performed and recorded by the Flinders Street School of Music choir.

1997: [1] Composes "Maelstrom II" (unpublished) for pianoforte and Piano Sonata / Fantasia No. 1 (1st and 3rd movements). The first movement of the piano sonata makes pure use of the octatonic scale, which Julian invents whilst improvising with the guitar. This scale is subsequently used frequently in Cochran's works, such as "Artemis" Part 2 and "Tin Sentinel" (from "Animation Suite").

[2] Composes "Flydian Galop", part 4 of "Animation Suite"; the title refers to the Lydian scale with the tonic of "F".

[3] Continues producing multi-track recordings, with a recording of English Folk Dance surviving in which Julian plays all instruments: Two recorders, mandolins, electric guitar, two shoes tapped on the floor (played with hands), timpani, bassoon, organ, glockenspiel and sleigh bells.

[4] Composes piano work later adapted as 3rd movement of Artemis.

1998: [1] Composes "Zorya Vechernyaya" (2 movements) for string quartet, oboe and bassoon, based on some of the tape recordings made in 1992-1994 period, depicting the evening sun, pulled by chariots in Russian mythology.

[2] Composes "Artemis" (3 movements) for piano, oboe and violin, referencing Greek mythology.

[3] Public concert takes place at Elder Hall in Adelaide with small orchestra, Julian Cochran performing as the pianist and electric guitarist, with the following works by Cochran performed: "English Folk Dance", "Zorya Vechernaya" (2 movements) for string quartet, oboe and bassoon; "Artemis"; piano sonata / Fantasia No. 1 (3 movements). A recording remains from the concert. The audience of 300 give a standing ovation but no reviewers attend.

1999: [1] Ends software partnership and continues computer programming independently, to allow more attention towards composition.

[2] Composes "Tin Sentinel" (part 1 of Animation Suite).

[3] Composes "Fire Dance".

2000: Performs piano at public concert at Pilgrim Church, Adelaide. Included piano sonata / Fantasia No. 1. Recorded and broadcast by Digital Scores, 5MBS and Radio Adelaide. 

2001: Performs piano at public concert at Pilgrim Church, Adelaide. Included Ravel's "Couperin Suite". Recorded and broadcast by Digital Scores, 5MBS and Radio Adelaide.

2002: Composes a two-part 40-minute work "Scottish Symphony" for which a recording exists with Cochran performing all parts using layers of organs, planned for orchestration but incompleted.

2003: [1] Independent software company founded by Cochran, after 8 years of continued financial difficulty, finally becomes quite profitable.

[2] Rehearses regularly with Russian balalaika orchestra giving 2 public concerts, Julian performs domre, bass balalika. This experience leads to the composition of the first two Romanian Dances, composed with the accordion (all previous works were composed at the piano).

2004: [1] Composes Romanian Dances No. 1 and No. 2 from the accordion. Transcribes and publishes versions for pianoforte. 

[2] Composes "Matreshski" ("Wooden Dolls"), part 2 of Animation Suite, extending a draft written in 2001.

[3] Pilgrim Church, Adelaide (3 concerts). Included Cochran Romanian Dances; Wooden Dolls; Tin Sentinel; Maelstrom and other works. Recorded and broadcast by Digital Scores, 5MBS and Radio Adelaide. 

[4] Gives 4 concerts with Russian balalaika orchestra, Julian performs accordion, domre.

[5] Programmes and releases the computer game D-Zone II as a technical precursor and market test for a much more ambitious game project planned, but the slow pickup by the public of D-Zone II, compared to the first D-Zone, encourages Julian to concentrate more upon composing.

2005: [1] Composes Prelude No. 1. 

[2] Composes and records the unpublished Symphony No. 1, a two-part 40 minute work, using a multi-track recorder, organs and electric guitar. Despite the intention of refining the work for symphony orchestra, the orchestration is put on hold and only the organ draft recording remains.

[3] Composes Mazurka 1.

[4] Performs at Pilgrim Church, Adelaide. Included Cochran Prelude in G minor (No. 1); Mazurka No. 1. Recorded and broadcast by Digital Scores, 5MBS and Radio Adelaide. 

2006: [1] Independent software company starts to flourish and continues for the next seven years.

[2] Composes Sonata Fantasia No. 2 ("Sarmatian Dances") to a one-month schedule, commissioned by Site Specific Music.

[3] Composes Romanian Dance No. 6 (pianoforte).

[4] Composes Mechanical Elemental (pianoforte) which becomes the 3rd movement "Animation Suite".

[5] Composes Prelude, No. 4 (pianoforte).

[6] Composes Scherzo No. 1 (pianoforte).

[5] Composes Prelude, No. 5 (pianoforte).

[7] Travels to New York to hear the US premier of Mazurka No. 1 performed by Gil Sullivan at Carnegie Hall. There is a standing ovation, an enthusiastic review by Sauter Pianos, but no media reviewers attend the concert.

[8] Gives public concert at Pilgrim Church, recorded and broadcast by Radio 5MBS.

2007: [1] Composes Romanian Dances Nos. 3 & 4 (pianoforte).

[2] Composes Mazurka No. 2 (pianoforte).

[3] Performs at Pilgrim Church, Adelaide. Recorded and broadcast by Digital Scores, 5MBS and Radio Adelaide. 

2008: [1] Performs at Pilgrim Church, Adelaide. Included Fantasia No. 3 (Dadga's Harp). Recorded and broadcast by Digital Scores, 5MBS and Radio Adelaide. 

[2] Composes Scherzo No. 2 (pianoforte).

[3] Composes Mazurka No. 3 (pianoforte).

[4] Composes Fantasia No. 3 ("Dagda's Harp") for pianoforte.

2009: [1] Composes Prelude No. 6 (pianoforte).

[2] Composes Mazurkas Nos. 4 & 5 (pianoforte).

[3] Performs at Pilgrim Church, Adelaide. Included Fantasia No. 3 ("Dagda's Harp"), Prelude No. 6, Mazurka No. 2 and Mazurka No. 3. Recorded and broadcast by Digital Scores, 5MBS and Radio Adelaide.

2010: [1] Composes 2nd movement of Fantasia No. 4, "Russkaya Pesnya" (pianoforte).

[2] Composes Preludes Nos. 7 & 8 (pianoforte).

[3] Releases CD titled "Extracts" based on past public performances at Pilgrim Church. Works include Mazurkas Nos. 2 & 3, Romanian Dances Nos. 2 & 3. In Australia the CD is awarded by ABC FM both "CD of the Week" and "Featured Composer" and the CD is broadcasted twelve times nationally.

2011: [1] Gives public concert at Pilgrim Church, Adelaide. Included "Russkaya Pesnya", Mazurka No. 4, Mazurka No. 5, Scherzo No. 1, Scherzo No. 2, Prelude No. 7, Prelude No. 8. Filmed and recorded by Digital Scores. Recorded and broadcast by 5MBS and Radio Adelaide. 

[2] Substantially modifies Mazurka No. 4.

[3] Records commercial CD at Elder Hall, Adelaide. The Elder Hall CD recording is professionally filmed and the filming is later made available to the public. The CD recording included Preludes 7 & 8, Mazurkas 1, 4 and 5 and "Russkaya Pesnya".

[4] Travels throughout Europe to observe Gil Sullivan performing Mazurkas Nos. 1-5 to large audiences at Amsterdman's Concertgebouw, Berlin's Konzerthaus and Brugges Concertgbeouw. The Brugges concert was filmed and the recording is available. 

[5] Composes shorter version of Fantasia No. 5 "The Wind Sylph and the Dryad" for pianoforte.

[6] Composes Fantasia No. 6 ("Circo Maestoso").

2012: [1] Composes 1st movement of Fantasia No. 4 ("Skazaniye") for pianoforte. 

[2] Composes Valse No. 1 for pianoforte.

2013: [1] Reduces commitment to software company to allow more focus towards composing.

[2] Completes orchestration for symphony orchestra of "Skazaniye" and "Russkaya Pesnya" early in the year which forms the first two movements of Symphonic Tales.

[3] Substantially extends and polishes Fantasia No. 6 ("Circo Maestoso"), for pianoforte, before completing its orchestration later in the year to form the 15 minute 4th movement of Symphonic Tales.

[4] Visits New York to hear Gil Sullivan perform Mazurkas Nos. 1-5 and Preludes 7-8 at Carnegie Hall. The audience gave the ovation between individual works, not allowing the full set to be played at once, and great attention is aroused. All 20 CDs that Julian had in his laptop case were signed and sold on the spot. 

[5] Visits St Petersburg, Russia, and meets the conductor and director of Rimsky Korsakov music college who expresses interest to perform Symphonic Tales. Meets Anna Gracheva who agrees to conduct public relations work in St Petersburg to assist introducing Cochran's music to Russia.

[6] Composes longer version of Fantasia No. 5 "The Wind Sylph and the Dryad" for pianoforte.

2014:

[1] Visits St Petersburg, Russia, in March to supervise the St Petersburg Youth Orchestra's performance of "Symphonic Tales" (the movements being "Skazaniye", "Russkaya Pesnya" and "Circo Maestoso", conducted by Agadzhanyan Migran Rafaelevich at the Philharmonic Hall on 4 March. The concert is a great success with the public and requiring no major technical revisions. Also meets with conductor Kantorov who expresses great interest in performing "Symphonic Tales" with the Klassica Orchestra of Saint Petersburg. 

[2] Extends Fantasia No. 5 ("The Wind Sylph and the Dryad") for pianoforte and orchestrates the work as additional 11 minute movement for "Symphonic Tales", taking the four movement work to 44 minutes.

[3] Visits Warsaw to supervise performance of Symphonic Tales on 14 June with Pan-European Philharmonia conducted by Peter Tiboris. The public concert is filmed and the orchestra also records a commercial CD over two studio sessions without the audience.

[4] Jakub Fiebig founds the biennial International Cochran Piano Competition in Warsaw, Poland, in which Cochran's works are performed by all contestants. The competition is the world's first to permit all pianist to upload their performance online. It is also the first competition that requires all jury members to give both positive and negative feedback to every pianist.

[5] Visits St Petersburg, Russia, in June to supervise State Symphony Orchestra of St Petersburg's performance of the four-movement version of Symphonic Tales on 17 June, conducted by Michael Chausovskiy, under the guidance of principle conductor Alexander Kantorov.

[6] Facebook page reaches 100,000 fans and Julian Cochran becomes most followed Australian composer by social media.

[7] Visits St Petersburg, Russia, in September to supervise main State Symphony Orchestra of St Petersburg's performance of the complete Symphonic Tales conducted by Michael Chausovskiy, under the guidance of principle conductor Alexander Kantorov. Professional filming of the entire concert with 7 cameras.

[8] Assists Gil Sullivan's recording of CD of Cochran works at ABC studio in Adelaide, records complete Mazurkas, Prelude 7, 8.

[9] Composes Valse No. 2 and Romanian Dance No. 5.

[10] 13 minute Documentary produced in Warsaw about Cochran including filmed interviews with Cochran and footage from Symphonic Tales concert.

[11] Edits all piano works for Warsaw-based 2015 Cochran Piano Competition; editing includes more detailed descriptions of dynamics.

2015: [1] Agrees to (conductor of Klassical orchesta in St. Petersburg) Alexander Kantarov's request to orchestrate a Waltz and Cochran orchestrates the piano transcription of his Valse No. 2. Visits St. Petersburg Russia in February to oversee rehearsals and performance of the Valse at Philharmonic Hall on 22 February to audience of 1,300.

[2] Stays in Russia during early March and composes orchestra version of Romanian Dances Nos. 1 & 4 and orchestrates Zorya Vechernyaya for chamber orchestra. The three works are performed on 22 March 2015 by the St. Petersburg Youth Orchestra.

[3] Concert given 24 March in St Petersburg with St. Petersburg Youth Orchestra performing orchestral version of Romanian Dances Nos. 1 & 4 and Zorya Vechernyaya.

[4] Composes orchestration of Valse No. 1 in St. Petersburg.

[5] Conducting Masterclass takes place in St Petersburg 1-7 April using fourth movement ("Scherzo da Fiaba") of Cochran's Symphonic Tales. The six conductors each conduct the work and the best conductor is selected to conduct the work within a public concert on the final day of the masterclass, 7 April 2015.

[6] Composes orchestration of Fantasia No. 3 ("Dagda's Harp") in Adelaide.

[7] Visits St Petersburg, Russia, to assist St Petersburg Youth Orchestra's 7 June concert with Cochran's Valse No. 1, Valse No. 2. and Fantasy.

[8] Composes Prelude No. 9 (pianoforte) in December whilst in Adelaide.

[9] The first Cochran International Piano Competition takes place in Warsaw, with Svetlana Gololobova of Ukraine winning and having a CD recorded that includes Cochran's Prelude No. 8, Piano Sonata / Fantasy No. 1 and Maelstrom.    

[10] St. Petersburg Youth Orchestra perform the Symphonic Tales conducted by Agadzhanyan Migran Rafaelevich, Dagda's Harp, Zorya Vechernyaya, and Two Valses, over 6 concerts at the White Hall of Politech University. The six concerts took place on the dates 18/10/15, 15/11/15, 13/12/15, 24/1/16 and 28/2/16; one of the concerts was filmed.

[11] Gil Sullivan records a CD at ABC Studios in Adelaide, with Cochran's Five Mazurkas, Preludes Nos. 7 & 8. 

2016: [1] St. Petersburg Youth Orchestra perform Valse No. 1 & No. 2 at Sheremetevskiy Palace, conducted by Agadzhanyan Migran Rafaelevich.

[2] Composes "Goat's Dance" (pianoforte) in August whilst in Melbourne. The work forms part 1 of "Animal Scenes".

[3] 4th August, St. Petersburg Youth Orchestra perform Cochran Valse No. 1 & No. 2 in Spain, conducted by Jesus Naveira. Concert hall: Alicante auditorium. Performance filmed.

[4] Composes Prelude No. 10 (pianoforte) in August whilst in Melbourne.

Reported to Cochran-Classical: Sinziana Mircea performs complete Romanian Dances at St Martin-in-the-Fields in London, England.

[5] Composes "Pegasus' Travels, Part 1" (pianoforte) in September whilst in Adelaide.

[6] Travels to Ukraine and Poland to give masterclasses on composition in Kiev and Katowice and support four concerts Svetlana Gololobova performing Preludes 1, 2 & 8, Malestrom and Sonata / Fantasy No. 1.

[7] Composes orchestration of Romanian Dance No. 2 whilst in Warsaw, followed by orchestrating No. 3. and No. 5. whilst in Adelaide.

[8] Produces and releases CD, "Symphonic Tales", combining studio and concert recordings made during 2014.

[9] Revises trio for violin, cor anglais and piano ("Artemis"), plus trio for violin, cor anglais and harp ("Artemis"). Among the changes, the oboe was replaced with cor anglais and two separate versions were produced, one with harp and one with piano.

[10] Writes the book "Manlobbi's Descent" about psychology and investing technique, published by Robert Bremner in June.

[11] Robert Bremner Publishing releases the hardcover book "Musician's Armchair Reading: Interviews with Julian Cochran and Pocket Edition Sheet 

2017: [1] Adapts seven works for concert harp: Preludes Nos. 1, 2, 4 & 8, Nocturne and Valses Nos. 1 & 2. "Nocturne" was the original title of the second movement of the first piano sonata.

Reported to Cochran-Classical: Elizaveta Mazalova performs Cochran's complete Mazurkas on 10th of January in the house-library of Losev (Russian philosopher) in Moscow, Russia.

[2] Composes orchestration of Romanian Dance No. 6 in Adelaide.

[3] Composes "Butterfly's Ritual" for pianoforte whilst in Adelaide. The work forms part 2 of "Animal Scenes".

[4] Releases to the public the commercial filming of "Symphonic Tales" performed by Pan European Philharmonia in Warsaw, Poland in 2014.

[5] Reported to Cochran-Classical: Julian Cochran's first piano teacher, Muriel Hopgood, passes away. Muriel Hopgood taught Julian aged eleven until fourteen, with weekly lessons involving 20 minutes of theory and 40 minutes at the piano. Julian left Muriel's teaching, the only pianist in Adelaide that year receiving a rare scholarship to the Elder Conservatorium of Music in Adelaide at the age of 14.

[6] Composes "Pegasus' Travels Part 2" whilst in Adelaide, the opening subject with descending chromantic left hand conceived whilst in Kharkiv during 2016.

[7] Composes "Pegasus' Travels Part 3" during first visit to Monte-Carlo.

[8] Piotr Grelowski, 2015 winner of the International Cochran Piano Competition, performs Preludes Nos. 4-6 and Piano Sonata / Fantasy No. 2 at Warsaw Philharmonic Hall during October 2017. 

2018: [1] Composes "Pegasus' Travels Part 4" for pianoforte in Adelaide.

[2] Composes "Kitten Chasing its Tail" for pianoforte, in Adelaide, which forms part 3 of "Animal Scenes". To illustrate the relative attention placed towards the latter two works, "Kitten Chasing its Tail" was written over merely two days from the spontaneous conception to the final published form, whilst "Pegasus' Travels Part 4" was worked upon for more than six months with many of the subjects conceived two years earlier.

[3] Visits Japan 29-31 March and is filmed for a programme by NHK TV about Yukiko Hinami's first prize in the 2016 International Cochran Piano Competition. Julian gives instruction at the piano for Yukiko over two days in support of her upcoming concerts and CD recording.

[4] Visits Yalta for the "Crimean Spring Festival" on 17 April with 500 competiting musicians visiting from all over Russia. Julian Cochran's music was showcased for the year's festival; "Valse No. 2" is performed at the festival's grand opening to an audience of 1,000 by the Yalta Symphony Orchestra. Cochran accepts invitation as the head the jury for the soloist with orchestra competition category at the festival, interviewed on Yalta TV and gives filmed masterclass. 

[5] Composes "Courante" for pianoforte upon returning to Monte-Carlo.

[6] Revises "Flydian Galop" whilst in Monte-Carlo.

[7] Composes "Minuet" for pianoforte in Monte-Carlo.

[8] Migran Agadzhanyan conducts the St. Petersburg State Youth Orchestra to perform Julian Cochran's complete collection of six Romanian Dances at the Palace of the Grand Duke Vladimir in St. Petersburg, 7 August 2018. Performance filmed with 3 cameras.

[9] Revises Romanian Dances No. 1 (both piano and orchestral version) whilst in Monte-Carlo, incorporating lydian harmonies.

[10] "Dagda's Harp" second edition performed and filmed on 9 November at Yaani Kirik concert hall in St. Petersburg with Migran Agadzhanyan conducting the St. Petersburg State Youth Orchestra.

2019: [1] Composes the large work "Pegasus' Travels, Part 5", completing the five-part piano cycle of "Pegasus' Travels". The bulk of the work was composed over 11 months during 2018 in parallel with the other compositions that year, and completed in February 2019.

[2] Records "Pegasus' Travels Part 5" at Elder Hall, Adelaide.

[3] Visits Yalta, Crimea, as Guest of Honor and Head of Jury for the "Crimean Spring" music festival. At the grand opening concert, orchestra performs "Russkaya Pesnya" and "Romanian Dance No. 5" at the opening festival, and Elizaveta Garbuzova performs Pegasus Travels Part 1, to audience of 1,000. Many of Cochran's works are performed in the piano competition throughout the festival and Cochran gives a masterclass. Pegasus Travels Part 2 performed by first placed pianist, Viacheslav Voitenko, at the festival's closing concert, to audience of 1,000.

[4] Composes Prelude No. 11 for pianoforte in Yalta.

[5] Composes Forlana for pianoforte in Monte-Carlo.

[6] Performs "Pegasus' Travels Part 5" and Forlana for the public in Warsaw.

[7] Composes Rondeau for pianoforte in Adelaide to complete "Four Pieces of Noble Spirit".

2020: [1] Composes Prelude No. 12 for piano in Monte-Carlo; records the piece in Monaco.

[2] Composes "The Hedgehog" for pianoforte in Adelaide as the fourth part of "Animal Scenes".

[3] Composes Fantasia No. 7, "Sul Settimo" (I. Largo) for pianoforte in Monte-Carlo.

[4] Edits and records "Fantasia No. 7 (I. Largo)", "Hedgehog", "Ritual of the Nocturnal Butterfly", "Minuet" and "Courante" in Monte-Carlo.

[5] Completes design and programming of, and releases, text-based science fiction game titled "Xalaria".

2021: [1] Composes Fantasia No. 7, "Sul Settimo" (III. Andante) for pianoforte in Adelaide, the bulk of the work undertaken in the second half of 2020 in Monte Carlo, and completed in February 2021.

[2] Records "Fantasia No. 7 (III. Andante)", "Ritual of the Nocturnal Butterfly", "Hedgehog", "Minuet" and "Courante" in Adelaide, and releases vinyl LP "Cochran plays Cochran" that includes these six works, plus "Pegasus' Travels, Part 5" (2019 recording) and "Fantasia No. 7 (I. Largo)" (2020 recording).

[3] Composes Valse No. 3 in Monte-Carlo.

[4] Elizaveta Garbuzova in Moscow wins the 5th edition of the International Cochran Piano Competition, the performance including "Fantasia No. 7 (I. Largo)" and "Scherzo No. 2", and Piotr Grelowski completes his PhD on Cochran's music in Warsaw.

[5] Composes version of six Romanian Dances for violin and piano in Monte-Carlo.

[6] Composes "The Stars" for piano and soprano in Monte-Carlo, from a poem by S. Yesenin in Monte-Carlo.

[7] Composes "The Witch" for piano and soprano in Monte-Carlo from a poem by S. Yesenin in Monte-Carlo.

[8] Composes "The Night Wind" for piano and soprano in Monte-Carlo, from a poem by F. Tyutchev in Monte-Carlo.

[9] Composes "The Night Sea" for piano and soprano in Monte-Carlo, from a poem by F. Tyutchev in Monte-Carlo.

[10] Composes piano transcription of the four vocal works "The Stars", "The Witch", "The Night Wind" and "The Night Sea" provisionally titled "Night Scenes", in Monte-Carlo.

2022: [1] Composes Fantasia No. 7, "Sul Settimo" (II. Moderato) for pianoforte in Adelaide, completing all 3 movements of the work.

[2] Composes Prelude No. 13 for pianoforte in Adelaide.

[3] Records and films, "Fantasy sul Settimo (II. Moderato)" and Prelude No. 13 at the North Adelaide Baroque Hall.

[4] Expands the coda section of Prelude No. 10 and records the new Prelude No. 10 for pianoforte in Adelaide.

[5] Films a recording of Romanian Dance No. 1 at the North Adelaide Baroque Hall, having revised it in 2018.

[6] Composes Prelude No. 14 for pianoforte in Monte-Carlo.

[7] Composes Prelude No. 15 for pianoforte in Adelaide.

[8] Records Preludes Nos. 13 & 14.

2023: [1] North Adelaide Baroque Hall is completed in Adelaide and Cochran schedules 70 classical music concerts to take place each each year with an emphasis on providing performance opportunties for talented, but otherwise less promoted, classical musicians.

[2] Composes Prelude No. 16 for pianoforte in Monte-Carlo.

[3] Composes Prelude No. 17 for pianoforte in Adelaide.

[4] Records Preludes Nos. 15, 16 & 17 in Adelaide.

[5] Polish Radio records hour length public concert of exclusively Cochran's piano, violin and soprano works at Polish Radio Concert Hall involving 7 musicians.

[6] Composes Prelude No. 18 for pianoforte in Monte-Carlo.

[7] Records Prelude No. 18 in Adelaide.

[8] Composes "Preludes Nos. 14, 17 & 18 for string quartet or string orchestra" in Adelaide.

2024: 

[1] Composes "Pegasus' Travels (Meros Beta, Gamma & Delta) for string trio (cello, violin & piano)" in Adelaide.

[2] Revises and records "Pegasus' Travels part III" for pianoforte.

[3] Composes "Prelude No. 19" for pianoforte in Adelaide.

[4] Composes "Prelude No. 20" for pianoforte in Monte-Carlo.

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