I live in Melbourne (Australia), practice medicine by day to pay the bills, and play music after hours to keep myself sane. I play the piano and flute, definitely at amateur level but enough to accompany Schubert-Lieder and take part in a few chamber ensembles with other frustrated medicos.
I also play piano/keyboard for a small but enthusiastic church choir, experiment with an alto flute and sometimes cause noise pollution on my piccolo, and am an avid collector of old sheet music. (More so since I discovered IMSLP). I am passionate about the importance of making classical music as accessible and affordable to as many people as possible.
My favourite composer has always been Schubert and I have a dream of seeing his complete works here on IMSLP (yes, including fragmentary, unfinished, "lost" and previously unpublished material). But I'm not just a one-eyed "Schubert nut" - I love just about anything from the 18th and 19th centuries, particularly chamber music or anything which involves a flute. Composers I would love to see more of on IMSLP include: the sons of Bach, Boccherini, Quantz, Vivaldi, Devienne, Hummel, the Stamitz family, Vanhal, Pleyel, the rest of the Mozart family (Leopold and Franz Xaver), Clara Schumann and Fanny Mendelssohn.
When I run out of things to scan by Schubert, or I need a break for a while, I will try to occupy myself by "harvesting" interesting-looking scores from other PD websites such as the Sibley Music Library, the Danish Royal Library, the Boije collection (Swedish National Library), etc. I encourage as many people as possible to get involved and contribute anything you can to IMSLP, as it is incredibly rewarding, and if a complete blonde like me (with no clue about computers) can do it, then anybody can!
Aldona 04:51, 1 July 2008 (EDT)