Bringing you the music of René Salm…
Salm began composing at the age of fourteen and has continued
to write music while teaching piano and also working in several non-music-related professions.
His music is primarily for piano solo but also includes works for the organ,
brass quintet, concert band, art songs, as well as a keyboard concerto.
Over the years, positive reactions from some of the world’s foremost musicians
have suggested that Salm’s music is well worthy of international attention.
Those musicians have included acclaimed opera diva Sylvie Valayre
and “supervirtuoso of the piano” (New York Times) Abbey Simon.
Salm’s music has been recorded in Germany, performed on National Public Radio in the U.S.A.,
by university orchestras, and featured in concerts in the Northwest region of the country.
He has been featured in KEYBOARD magazine, gave the world premiere
performance of J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations on keyboard synthesizers,
and penned the cover article “Electronic Orchestration” in ELECTRONIC MUSICIAN magazine,
an article that continues to be used in collegiate music courses.
Salm founded Laureate Music specifically to bring general attention to his works.
In the coming years Laureate Music plans the publication of much exciting music,
from elementary Children’s Pieces to a concert etude. Please stay tuned!
Hand-crafted Laureate editions
Unlike many modern music publishing houses that use popular
software notation programs to automatically group, beam, and space notes
according to predetermined algorithms, the hundreds of elements
on every page of a Laureate edition are hand-placed. All lines,
note stems, and beams have been independently drawn to fit
their unique musical contexts. The pages are composed
using the InDesign layout program. This method, though labor intensive,
permits unlimited possibilities at every stage of notation
and complete control over the outcome.