The Piano Concerto No. 3 continues Melby's series of concerti, now numbering
nineteen works, but with a difference. The others, with one exception, have
substituted a computer-synthesized accompaniment for the traditional orchestra, but
this piece begins a new series of concerti for instruments with orchestra. The
concerto, composed for the phenomenal Canadian pianist Winston Choi, is cast in one
extended movement of about 25 minutes in duration and takes full advantage of
Winston Choi's astounding virtuosity, culminating in an exuberant burst of energy.