fiona joy

fiona joy

 
25 Comboyne Street, Kendall, New South Wales, AUS
SoloClassicalNew Age

Fiona Joy: Australian Pianist/Composer/Singer, Multi Award winner discovered by Will Ackerman (Founder Windham HIll Records) performs solo or with the Blue Dream Ensemble and belongs to the Little Hartley Music, ABC Music & Blue Coast Records labels. Fiona is best known for audiophile recordings (SACD, hi res downloads and Vinyl). "Fiona Joy is a cross between George Winston's simple melodies and Ludovico Einaudi's musical sophistication." Cookie Marenco, 5 time Grammy finalist Producer.

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Biography

Fiona Joy’s evocative piano and ethereal vocals have earned her the internationally voted radio ZMR award for Best Instrumental Piano album 2013.  An ARIA Finalist in 2008, Fiona Joy was also Runner up for Best Instrumental Song in the International Acoustic Music Awards.  After touring extensively in the US and Australia, Fiona earned a nomination along with Pete Seeger for Best LIVE Performance album in the Independent Music Awards.

Concert reviewer Micheal Diamond wrote “What I appreciated most was being able to listen AND watch Fiona at the piano. The passion and elegance in her performance was breathtaking as her flawless technique combined with pure emotional expression.” Throckmorton Theatre San Francisco Nov 201

One of the brightest lights in the contemporary instrumental genre, Fiona Joy is poised to move into stardom.” Will Ackerman, Founder of Windham Hill Records

Fiona has worked with T-Bone Wolk (Hall & Oates), Tony Levin (Peter Gabriel, Dire Straits), Jeff Haynes (Pat Metheny), Eugene Friesen (Paul Winter Consort), Heather Rankin, Charlie Bisharat (Shadowfax) and Rebecca Daniel (ACO) plus many others.

Recently signed to Blue Coast Records, Producer Cookie Marenco has partnered with Sony to provide music to this new high resolution music consumer. Marenco says, "Fiona's melodic solo piano and masterful performances are the perfect music to debut the kind of clarity double DSD audio brings to the home listener.  Her music is a cross between George Winston's simple melodies and Ludovico Einaudi's musical sophistication". 

Though her native country is Australia, Fiona Joy is known through out the world for her melodic songs and lush arrangements. One of the songs on the album, Grace, has already achieved notoriety by reaching #1 on the Billboard charts and gaining an album nomination as a Grammy Finalist for Winds of Samsara (Ricky Kej and Wouter Kellerman).

Earlier Quotes. “Fiona’s Blue Dream album was the most ambitious project of my entire career and resulted in one of the most remarkable collaborations this genre has ever known. Blue Dream is unique and I’m as proud of it as anything I’ve ever worked on in my 35 year career of Grammy Awards and gold /platinum records.” Will Ackerman (Founder Windham Hill Records) 

“Blue Dream represents the very best of this music genre and follows in the great tradition of artists such as George Winston. This beautifully crafted album has already been hailed in the US as a work of pure genius”.  ABC Music Australia


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Lyrics

Moving On

Written By: fiona joy,effie rankin,heather rankin

English/GAELIC I'd climb the heavens,Till I reached the stars,And carry the brightest one back for you, And give it with my heart, RACHAINN GU NA SPEURAN, GU ÀROS NAN REUL, IS BHEIRINN DHACHAIGH ÀILLEAG, A B’ÀILLE DHUT FHÈIN

Discography

Portrait of a Waterfall 2004
Angel Above my Piano 2005
ICE Piano Slightly Chilled 2006
Blue Dream 2008
Music for Massage (download only)
Music for Funerals (download only)
Music for Weddings (download only)
Music for Sex (download only)
Blue Dream SACD 2009
Christmas Joy 2011
Christmas Joy SACD 2011
LIVE at the Q 2012
Sensual Journeys 2012
600 Years in a Moment 2013 (CD/SACD/Vinyl)
Signature - Solo 2014 (Blue Coast Records) - Double DSD

Set List

Rebecca Daniel Violin/vocals

ACO 8 years.  Led orchestra: Les Miserable, Phantom of the O, Beauty & the Beast plus.

Performed/toured/recorded: J. Denver, Bread, J.Farnham, INXS, S.Bassey, B. Streisand, Olivia Newton-John, Men at Work,  Jenny Morris, Glenn Close.  

Dr John Napier Cello

Dr of Musicology.  Known for improvs of trad Indian Music, performed: US, Italy, Japan, India & appeared with The Mambologists, Southern Crossings, One Extra Dance Company, & Robyn Archer at the Opera House. 

Bukhu -Mongolian Throat & Horse Fiddle.

Toured with Bolishoi Theatre, Philharmonic Orchestras: Berlin, Vienna, Japanese Palace. Throat Singing is significant to Mongolian culture with a shamanistic root and connection to invoke heightened meditative states through chant. Regarded as one of the best in the world.