Last month, virtuoso composer and pianist Peng-Peng Gong enjoyed the debut of his new piano work Petrushka Birthday Dance, dedicated to Schott Chairman and Owner Peter Hanser-Strecher on the occasion of his 70th birthday. Gong was chosen among composers worldwide to contribute to the Petrushka Project, an unprecedented international live concert and commissioning initiative presented by Schott Music. The project boasts the premieres of 70 new solo piano pieces by a wide range of composers across the globe, affording a rare and unique opportunity for a wholesale international infusion of a huge variety of new piano music into the repertoire. Composers from 26 countries took part in the Petrushka Project 2012, which will be continued in the next years. For more information on the complete works of Peng-Peng Gong, contact Lauren Keiser Music Publishing.