Profile:Michael Porcaro

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Michael Porcaro is a composer strictly for the piano, and he has been composing music for about 13 years. He composes his music with Personal Composer, a Notation Software Music Maker and Music Editor. His style is neo-romanticism, and he composes music by carefully experimenting on the piano.

Personal Contact Information

Known as Chopin on the forum, he can be reached here if you wish to contact him via the community.

Piano Repertoire


  • Fantasie Impromptu op 66
  • Ballade #1 in G minor
  • Scherzo #2 in Bb minor
  • The Minute Waltz
  • Valse in A-Flat Opus 42
  • Grand Valse Brillante Opus 18
  • Currently learning Grosse brillante Polonaise Opus 22


  • Sonata Pathetiqe

Scott Joplin

  • The Maple Leaf Rag
  • The Entertainer


His Style

Free form works composed in a Neo-Romanticism and/or Impressionistic style. Some various moods portrayed throughout his works usually include:

  • Romantic
  • Emotional
  • Dramatic
  • Agitated
  • Fantasy

Influences include Chopin, Rachmaninoff and Ravel. Composes by improvisation and experimentation.

Earlier Composed Pieces

Estimated time to compose per composition: 15 days to 1 month
Average length per composition: 1-3 minutes

  • 18 experimental pieces (no format, learning period)
  • 12 rag time pieces (Scott Joplin style)

Major Completed Works

Estimated time to compose per composition: 6 months
Average Length per composition: 10 minutes
Older Ballades

Modern Ballades



Modern Romantic and/or Impressionistic

Symphonic Writings

Smaller Completed Works

Estimated time to compose per composition: 20-40 hours per composition
Average Length per composition: 5 minutes