Jerzy Sapieyevski, award-winning composer, pianist, and conceptualist, and New Century Music founder and artistic director, brings innovative ideas to the concert stage and music education. Early on, he recognized the potential of technology and was one of the first musicians to integrate it in traditional concerts. Acknowledged in The Oxford Dictionary of Music, he is especially interested in creating interactive works that bring together various disciplines in live events. His “Painted Music” is a project devoted to the development of a new generation of multimedia events. Sapieyevski’s commissions and performances include works for the Kennedy Center, Library of Congress, Carnegie Hall, and numerous radio and television programs. His score for the Shakespeare Theatre's production of Richard III was nominated for a Helen Hayes Award, and he is a recipient of several ASCAP Awards. Presently, he often performs his new compositions for piano solo.