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VIDEO: Brentwood composer wants you to be a part of his latest project

By MattReason  |  Posted: April 05, 2013

William Church

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SOME people's talent can go completely unnoticed, while others seemingly rise to 'reality star' fame for little more than being inordinately annoying.

In Brentwood, there is a piano player whose talent is certainly undoubted, as you can see for yourself in our video, but as yet does not have the fame.

William Church, 21, a former Shenfield High School pupil, is taking an intuitive approach to funding his new project.

The award winning composer, conductor and music teacher has decided to fund his new Piano Sonata by crowdsourcing.

Using the website Kickstarter, he is looking for £1,800 pounds from absolutely anyone who wants his piece to become a reality. 

You can donate as little or as much as you like and donations are rewarded with everything from his eternal gratitude (£5) to a private personal performance of his composition (£250).

Mr Church said: "I did not want to go down the traditional route of one wealthy benefactor funding my creation. I wanted as many people involved as possible.

"Kickstarter democratises the commissioning process and anyone can get involved."

You can see a small sample of his excellent playing by watching an exclusive video performance filmed at Shenfield High School.

The piece he plays is the first movement of a composition, created when only 15, called Willow from the composition Subtle Smiles.
 Buy this week's Brentwood Gazette for more about Mr Church and his new project and go to kck.st/ZGbGap for more information or to donate.

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