fiona joy

fiona joy

 
25 Comboyne Street, Kendall, New South Wales, AUS
SoloClassicalInstrumental

Fiona Joy is an Australian Pianist and Composer with ethereal vocals that cross styles and genres. A multi Finalist & Award winner for ARIA, AMA, IAMA and radio voted ZMR Awards. Discovered by Will Ackerman (Founder of Windham HIll Records), she records and performs solo or with the Blue Dream Ensemble and belongs to the Little Hartley Music, ABC Music and Blue Coast Records labels. Fiona is best known for her audiophile recordings (SACD, hi res downloads and Vinyl).

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Biography


Fiona Joy is an Australian composer and pianist who uses ethereal Celtic style vocals to cross all the contemporary genres. Classically trained as a pianist, Fiona's music is thematic and melodic. With a keen eye on film she has always been interested in creating music that evokes images, emotions and tells a story.

Fiona first began playing and writing music as a child and cites Ravel's Bolero as an early influence. 'I played this over and over and deconstructed every part, I absolutely loved it,' said Fiona. Fiona's musical influences include George Winston, Michael Nyman, Chopin and Mendelssohn, but she also admits to being a 'bit of a folkie' in her free time.

Discovered by Will Ackerman in 2008 Fiona had the opportunity to travel to Vermont to record an album at his Imaginary Road Studios.

One of the brightest lights in the contemporary instrumental genre Fiona Joy Hawkins is poised to move into stardom 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

Fiona performs as a pianist/singer on her Two Grand I'm Yours Tours and also tours as Fiona Joy &The Blue Dream Ensemble. Members include Vocalist and Violinist Rebecca Daniel (ACO), Cellist Dr John Napier,  Flutist Sherry Finzer, Wind/Percussionist Paul Jarman and Mongolilan Throat singer and Moran Kur player Bukhu. Recently the group played at the MusicOZ Awards at the Sydney Opera House. 

Awards

Fiona Joy has been named Best new Age Artist for 2013 by New Age Radio Starts as well as the ZMR Radio Awards for Best Instrumental Piano album 2014 and was 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.   Also a Finalist in the One World Radio Awards t for Album of the Year.

An ARIA Finalist in 2009 for Best World Music Album, IMA Finalist for Best LIve Performance Album and winner of the 2008 MusicOz Awards for Best Jazz or Classical Artist. Fiona also won Best Piano NAR Lifestyle Music Awards 2006 and Best Dance Dub/Club 2008. Her album, BLUE DREAM, received the highest ever ranking in the history of the New Age Reporter International Radio Charts, debuting at #1 and went on to win the ZMR Album of the Year, Best Piano Album and Best Contemporary Instrumental Album in 2010. Fiona has over 43 Awards and nominations across 9 countries.

Collaboration

Fiona has had the good fortune to work with many incredible artists including Will Ackerman, Luka Bloom, T-Bone Wolk (Hall & Oates), Tony Levin (Peter Gabriel) Heather Rankin (Rankin Family), Jeff Haynes (Pat Methany), Eugene Freisen (Paul Winter Consorte), Paul Jarman, Dave Ellis, Rebecca Daniel (ACO) and world renowned Mongolian Throat singer Bukhu as well as many other accomplished musicians.

For more information:
www.fionajoy.com ,  www.youtube.com/fionajoy, www.facebook.com/fionajoymusic 


or email: pianofiona@gmail.com  

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)
LIVE at the Q DVD due 2014

Set List

Fiona Joy Hawkins & the Blue Dream Ensemble

Blue Dream is a group of musicians with a diverse range of styles and improvisational skills that brings to life the musical compositions of Fiona Joy Hawkins. The group has an eclectic and musically diverse range of experiences that includes World music, jazz rhythms and classical influences. Blue Dream spans genres, styles and has no pigeon hole. There is NO sounds like..

Band Members
Rebecca Daniel. Violin, Vocals, Arrangement
Paul Jarman, Wind, Vocals, percussion
Dr John Napier Cello
Bukhu Throat singer, Horse Fiddler
Fiona Joy Hawkins Piano, Composition, Vocals

BIOS

Fiona Joy Hawkins

Fiona Joy Hawkins is a composer, pianist and singer whose music is best described as Celtic/New Age Instrumental, and yet crossing genres from Classical to Jazz rhythms, world influences and New Age mysticism. Classically trained as a piani