Lubomyr Melnyk is a Canadian composer and pianist of Ukrainian origin. Melnyk is noted for continuous music, a piano technique based on extremely rapid notes and complex note-series, usually with the sustain pedal held down to generate overtones and sympathetic resonances. These overtones blend or clash according to harmonic changes. Most of his music is for piano, but he has also composed chamber and orchestral works.
Melnyk is also an holder of two world records: he sustained speeds of over 19.5 notes per second, and played between 13 and 14 notes per second for one full hour. In his domain he does not have a competitor and as a musician and artist gained broad international recognition. Lose yourself in the innovative sounds of Ukrainian composer and pianist, the pioneer of ‘Continuous Piano Music’. Not only regarded as one of the world’s fastest concert pianists, his compositions also carry listeners to new realms.