Thursday, March 13, 2008

Happy π Day!

March 14 (3/14 in U.S. date format) marks
Pi Day
which is celebrated by many lovers of π.

Did you know ...

Yulia Tsenova (b. 1948) graduated from the State Academy of Music in Sofia in composition as a student of Pancho Vladigerov and piano with Bogomil Starshenov. She enjoys an international career as a jazz soloist and her works have been widely performed throughout Europe. At present she is professor of jazz piano at the State Academy.

Her music comprises a unique synthesis of styles: jazz, folk and modern aesthetics, and according to New Grove, she wrote a piece in 1998 titled π = 3.14 (scored for 1v, chbr orch).