Michael Deak

Original Compositions
Born 1942, son of Imre Deak (1892-1945). Father studied with Emil Von Sauer, Stephen Thoman--students of Franz Liszt. Veteran of WW I. Later studied with Bela Bartok (with whom he had a decades-long friendship. I lost father at age 3. Became interested in jazz in 1959. Studied vibraphone with Bobby Hutcherson for 1 year. Became a pianist after hearing Bill Evans on Miles Davis' "Kind Of Blue" album. To this day, I perform in the jazz idiom. Classical influences for my "contemplative music" are: Debussy, Ravel, Hindemith, Barber, and Finzi. I have won two classical competitions, have been published formally three times, have had a broadcast of my music, and have had three professional CDs produced.



09 February 2012, News
Finalist in Composition Competition in Thessalonika, Greece 2011
I was awarded a diploma and academic honors in the "expert" category for my Piano Sonata "Contrasts" for 2011. The work can be found here at Musicaneo.
Michael Deak

Latest Sheet Music

The Molly Suite
Classical / Piece
Memories From Childhood
Classical / Piece
Piano Sonata 'Contrasts'
Classical / Sonata