Written in 2010, my Fanfare Toccata was designed for a concert celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Frederic Chopin. The piece was written as an introduction to the four Chopin Scherzi (Op. 20, Op. 31, Op. 39, and Op. 50). Because of this programming, my Fanfare Toccata seeks to pay hommage to the often virtuosic nature of Chopin's writing, and the rhythmic character of his four scherzi.