Solo and New Age Pianists
John Nilsen is a pianist, guitarist, vocalist and songwriter and one of the Pacific Northwest’s most successful performance and recording artists. Nilsen is a prolific performer. Over the past thirty-five years, he has averaged 225 shows a year, performing as a solo pianist, solo guitarist and as a member of his two bands. Nilsen is a native of the Pacific Northwest, born in Seattle and raised primarily in Portland. He is heard on many streaming services.
Based in Berlin, Hior Chronik was born in Athens in 1974. He began creating music about 10 years ago and today his focus is on minimal ambient based mainly on piano, characterized by cinematography, melancholy, scattered notes and long melodies that form expressive engagements. He is heard on many streaming platforms including itunes, spotify and many others. His music here is peaceful and piano based. Hior is currently playing in Europe with a new solo album “Out of the Dust”.
David started playing Piano at the age of 14. He studied classical music at the Music School in the “Civic Music Institute of Alba” (Italy) and later at the A. Vivaldi Conservatory in Alessandria (Italy). In 2012, he moved to London and started a different journey by assimilating “composition” experience and musical knowledge. David devotes himself exclusively to what he feels born to do - play piano, compose music, and share his gift with others.
Paul Sutfin is a musician and painter based in Portland, Oregon. He likes his art and is not easily pigeonholed. When asked what kind of music he plays on the piano, he responds with a question: “Does everything have to have a name?" Paul has created hundreds paintings, invents his own methods, and makes his living by it. His piano work is often titled by the day he wrote the piece. His music is classical, ethereal, and hauntingly beautiful.
Fiona lives in a small village in Australia, but loves to tour having played at the Carnegie Recital Hall in NYC, the New Orleans Jazz Museum, Sydney Opera House, and the Los Angeles County Grammy Museum. She is heard on all streaming platforms and has several audio CDs available. Fiona is inspired by Felix Mendelessohn, Frederic Chopin, George Winston, Ludavico Einaudi, and Michael Nyman among others.
Ryan has performed around the Front Range of Colorado, including as a featured soloist with the Front Range Chamber Players. Ryan frequently concertizes in homes and churches locally and nationally, and is in demand as a guest pianist and conductor. He works as an independent arranger and composer and also maintains a full private piano studio. Current projects include plans for future albums, arranging and composing for SATB choir and collaborating with songwriters for studio sessions.
Laura enjoys great popularity around the world, not only for her award winning New Age, Classical, and Ambient music, but also for her warm and loving spirit. In addition to being a Grammy® winning and Billboard Top 10 Artist in New Age, her original Classical and Ambient music has been included in the score of two Emmy winning documentaries, as well as in many popular television programs and advertisements for Fortune 500 companies.
Isaac Shepard is a pianist and composer who lives in Orange County, California. He has composed and performed for over 25 years, released ten piano albums, written music for over a dozen games, and composed hundreds of songs across many genres. He runs The Music Maze, a site to help independent musicians navigate the music business, and owns Shepard Audio, an indie record label and music publishing company.
Paddy writes its own personal story through the use of traditional instruments and experimental recording techniques, offering a deluge of emotional and sincere beauty. He has a BSc degree in Music Production at Limerick Institute Of Technology. Paddy is inspired by the similarities and contrasts between pianos and synthesizers, and this relationship was conveyed through the use of various recording and mixing techniques.
Jeff’s nontraditional method of composition has remained basically the same during the past forty years. He sits at the piano, plays spontaneously from the heart, and stops to develop any musical themes that surprise him. He confesses, “Sometimes I feel like a third party, listening to the whole process as an interested observer!” These original works interweave delicacy with intensity, combine musical notes with the space between them, and create pictures that move the emotions.
William Ögmundson is an award winning and EMMY-nominated composer and lyricist, and a classically-trained solo pianist. William began performing at the age of 5, and went on to win numerous piano competitions. He was selected to be the featured pianist for the New Hampshire Music Festival Orchestra on four separate occasions. William has performed at venues throughout North America and Europe including the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, and St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican.
Pam Asberry has a Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees in piano performance and piano pedagogy and has worked with hundreds of piano students over the years. She found her way to the genre of neoclassical, aka “New Age,” solo piano music. She bought recordings and sheet music by the likes of George Winston, David Lanz, and Wayne Gratz and spent many happy hours both listening and playing. She now composes her own songs.
Sophie Hutchings is an Australian pianist/composer. Flitting from the soothing, idyllic, and melancholy to urgent and tempestuous, her music sits comfortably alongside that of Max Richter, Peter Broderick, Johann Johannsson, Dustin O'Halloran, and the seminal post-classical group Rachel's. Sophie’s compositions sway from the disarmingly spare and elegant to the romantic and epic, with a fragility that manages to be both calm and exquisite but always pushing forward.
Shoshana’s playing has been described as “graceful and flowing” and “refined and elegant”. Her music stirs the heart and touches the soul. The music she writes is inspired by life experiences, people and emotions. Shoshana is passionate about sharing her music with others and she strives to compose and perform as often as she can.
Lynn Tredeau is an American musician who lives and performs in the Pacific Northwest. Lynn found her calling in the world of New Age and Solo Piano music. She is a Whisperings and Enlightened Piano Artist, and has received numerous nominations and awards for her albums. Lynn composes original contemporary instrumental music to tell life's stories. The music of this composer and piano artist has been described as "beautiful and relaxing".
Louis Landon is a composer and Steinway artist. Formerly of New York and currently living in Sedona, Arizona, Louis has dedicated his life to music. His career has taken him around the world playing a variety of styles with some of the most recognized names in the entertainment industry. Louis is a solo piano recording artist for peace. His mission is to create a more loving and peaceful world by writing, recording, and performing music from the heart.
Alessandra Celletti comes from a purely classical background. She made her debut in 1994 with “Les sons et les parfums”, a collection of recordings dedicated to Debussy, Ravel and Satie. In 2006 Alessandra imposed herself as author with the album: “Chi mi darà le ali” (“Who will give me wings”). She also remains a valued interpreter of a vast repertoire that includes compositions of Janáček, Gurdjieff/de Hartmann, Scott Joplin and Philip Glass.
Danny Wright, the pianist and composer, makes music that touches and uplifts people every day, all over the globe. As one of the nation’s finest pianist/composers, Danny’s many recordings defy classification. He specializes in several music styles: Adult Contemporary Piano, New Age, Classical, Broadway show tunes, and Film music. He is a Steinway artist, and performs extensively, tailoring programs to his audiences’ tastes for each event. He has played many of the finest venues and symphonies in the world.
Hailed by American Record Guide as “an accomplished interpreter of romantic piano” whose “playing is bold, powerful, and agile,” Charles Szczepanek is a Mason & Hamlin Artist, pianist, composer, and arranger. He has collaborated with the Grammy-winning Phoenix Chorale, won international prizes for his classical performance, and writes and arranges music that appeals to both the casual pianist as well as the virtuosic professional. Szczepanek is also the Founder and Artistic Director of Arts at Ascension, a concert series in Phoenix, Arizona that benefits fine arts education for underprivileged students in inner-city schools.
Christopher Boscole is a versatile pianist and composer in the new age, neo-classical, jazz, and contemporary instrumental genres. He almost never plays a song exactly the same way and suggests you also "follow your musical bliss" by using his sheet music as a stepping stone to your own creativity. Popular over the years in radio and other music networks, Boscole's piano albums have charted as reported on Zone Music Reporter. His composition “Angel of Bliss” from his album “Presents of Angels” is also featured on the first Whisperings Radio Solo Piano compilation “Music to Quiet Your World.”
Pianist/Composer, songwriter and recording artist Brenda Warren began playing piano at four years of age and entered the Detroit Conservatory of Music at eight. Brenda chose to attend San Francisco State University to continue studying music and received a Bachelors degree in music composition and theory. While at San Francisco State she studied classical piano with Dutch concert pianist Herman Vanderkamp and after graduation with pianist/composer William Allaudin Mathieu.
Composer Stefano Guzzetti writes and produces music for piano and for multimedia. He teaches Sound Design for Movies at the University of Cagliari and his works are frequently premiered at the Venice Film Festival. He tours solo with his string trio, Ensemble, in Europe, USA and Japan. He collaborates with stylists Dolce & Gabbana for whom he has played in Sicily and New York (hosted by the actress Sarah Jessica Parker). His music on Spotify has recently received a total of more than 23 million plays.
All CrusaderBeach songs have been created and performed by UK-based composer Adrian Webster. Originally from the seaside town of Blackpool in England and he now resides in Macclesfield, Cheshire. Adrian has been composing music for the piano and keyboards for as long as he can remember. Thanks to 10 million YouTube views, over ¼ million streams on Spotify and 10K sheet music sales, the CrusaderBeach sound is being discovered by piano music lovers around the world. CrusaderBeach songs are popular as background music in short films and promotional videos, and the perfect accompaniment to couples on their wedding day.
James Michael Stevens is the Music Department Chairman of Welch College in Gallatin, TN, He is well known around the world for his relaxing and romantic piano music which has been purchased and performed in more than 50 different countries. Published with numerous companies, his works include choral, piano, organ, and instrumental compositions in the school and church market and on network and cable TV with shows such as with The Young & the Restless on CBS. Stevens and his wife, Babra, resides in Nashville, TN.
Rich Batsford is a pianist, composer and singer-songwriter. He is a recording artist and a frequent performer, initially in and around his birthplace in Birmingham UK, and more recently in Adelaide, Australia, presenting concerts featuring original solo piano music with a classical influence. His role as a musician is to create music that is simple, beautiful and easy to enjoy. Many of his influences are classical, but he listens to contemporary music too, particularly downtempo electronica. People mostly find his music is relaxing.
The Italian independent pianist Olivia Belli has always been interested in contemporary music and all kinds of relationship between different arts. She and her husband founded the festival “Perpianosolo Meeting” where they could enjoy many projects: the recording of the Makrokosmos by George Crumb together with famous masterpieces of the classic repertoire; shows in collaboration with dancers, actors, photographers, video makers, painters… shows where the piano had the main role. She is inspired by Ludovico Einaudi, Max Richter, & Philip Glass and has recorded several albums of their songs. Go to her Spotify artist page here.
Trevor Kowalski is a composer as well as pianist, arranger, and songwriter. He's worked with award-winning filmmakers, game developers, singers and soloists, animators, orchestras, and theatre directors. Trevor specializes in a nostalgic, dramatic, cinematic, and dream-like sound. He draws on memories, relationships, tech, and nature. Trevor brings a pragmatic, optimistic, and down-to-earth approach to each project.
Mattio Vlad Morleo is an Italian composer and musician. He was born in Fasano, Puglia, Italy. He began his musical studies at 8 years old, playing piano. He also plays the flute. Mattio begins the academic musical path at the Conservatory of Music "N. Piccinni”. His musical experiences are alternating with piano and flute. He is also getting recognition in the field of composition. His work as a composer ranges from various musical genres and styles: pop, classical, rock, ambient and minimal.
Luigi Morleo was born in Mesagne, Italy in 1970. Luigi is presently teaching Percussion at the N. Piccinni Conservatory in Bari. He was percussionist with the Teatro Petruzzelli Orchestra in Bari and from 1992 to 1994 was percussionist and timpanist with the Symphonic Orchestra of the Provincial Administration in Bari. He is now the timpanist of the Bari Society of Concert Orchestra while has played in Europe, Japan and China. He is very active as a soloist and conductor at International Festivals in Italy and throughout the world.
Michele Nobler has had a passion for music since childhood. Even before knowing how to read the notes, he already expressed himself playing his original improvisations. He considers music linked to images and more in general to the perception of the world through "sound images". This passion, encouraged by Mo. Antonio Del Lungo (at the Music Association Vincenzo Galilei), accompanied him during his five years of study at the Conservatory Composition Experimental School L. Cherubini in Florence.
Tristan Eckerson has written music and performed in multiple groups on both U.S. Coasts, Canada, and Europe, recording with members of the Ray Charles Orchestra, writing string arrangements for the Magik*Magik Orchestra, receiving his Master's degree in Music Production and Sound Design from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Tristan’s life, musical and otherwise, has been that of a nomad since his teenage years, when he left his hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio to pursue his musical career. He has written original music for multiple award winning films, commercials, and animation projects.
Marlowe Carruth was very fortunate to have great piano teachers growing up in her hometown of Rocky Mount, NC, and then at Meredith College in Raleigh where she graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Music degree in both Piano Performance and Music Education. Marlowe gives credit to her father for making sure she had the college preparation needed in order to major in music. Tragically, he passed away just before she graduated from high school, so he did not get to see the fruit of his investment. He did know, however, that she was planning to major in music. Marlowe was chosen by the Meredith music faculty as the Presser Scholar, an honor bestowed on the most outstanding senior music major.