Debbie Fortnum
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"The Beautiful Piano"

The Beautiful Piano
Release Date: Mar 04, 2008
Debbie Fortnum is a Canadian Christian artist with a passion for music and a heart for worship and missions.

The Beautiful Piano has already received a Canadian MAJA Award (Best Inspirational Worship Album) and received a Covenant Award nomination for Instrumental Album Of The Year. The third song on the album, Easter Morning Sunrise, won the Covenant Award for Instrumental Song Of The Year.

Having shared the stage with world-renown conference speakers Dr. Ravi Zacharias & Beth Moore, MOMS Canada, Canada’s National Day Of Prayer, Northwest Christian Speakers Bureau, Women Alive Canada, the Canadian Gospel Music Association, and some of the largest churches in Canada, Debbie has become a household name in Christian music.

With Debbie’s growing and loyal fan-base, plus four successful independent albums, her music is travelling global airwaves, TV stations, churches, camps, women’s ministries, and word of mouth in several countries.

Debbie is known to fans of Brian Doerksen and is a featured duet partner on his latest CD, “Holy God”.


"Award-Winning Beautiful Piano"


The Beautiful Piano, the latest CD by gifted musician Debbie Fortnum is in the special position of already having been nominated for three and winning one Canadian GMA Covenant Awards from its 2007 independent release. D2/Fontana North/Universal was so impressed by her talent they are releasing three CDs in the next year by Fortnum starting with The Beautiful Piano on February 26, 2008.

The Beautiful Piano was produced in collaboration with Chris Janz, multi-Award winning artist/producer and son of Canadian Juno Award legend, Paul Janz. His expertise in orchestral arranging has an unmistakable presence on the CD, taking it to star quality. After a 1995 meeting, the two musicians clicked and Janz produced four out of her five albums.

“He’s incredibly gifted, and is the encouraging dynamite underneath my piano playing,” says Fortnum. “There is nothing that makes me feel more alive than being in the recording studio. There is not one single sheet of music in the studios when we record. It is all a very spontaneously creative and moving experience.”

As she began to follow her musical dreams, fans began to follow. Her four Indie CDs, both vocal and piano, keep selling off shelves. Though not counted by Soundscan, she is one of Canada’s best selling Indie Artists, selling over 16,000 from stage and internet. Fortnum has received a total of 14 Canadian Award Nominations and three Awards in 2006 & 2007.

“My experience as a Wedding Pianist (she has played at over 100 weddings since age 13) has helped me learn what instrumental piano music can do for people,” explains Fortnum. “In our crazy, busy culture, we are lacking healthy ways to retreat, think, process our own thoughts and emotions and even breathe long enough to re-connect with what’s most important in life.”

The Beautiful Piano is an intensely personal album for Fortnum as she wrote instrumental songs for each of her children in her living room on her Grandmother’s antique piano. There are also two bonus vocal tracks including “I Am Yours” that she wrote/sang for her husband on their wedding day. “Chris loved it, saying that it is one of the best songs he’d ever heard come out of me and that we needed to record it,” explains Fortnum. “I’m a hopeless romantic so I called my husband Scott and asked if I could share “our song” with the world and he said of course.”

With over 96+ touring dates last year, and even more on the calendar for 2008, Debbie is hitting the road again with an inspiring musical message of Love, Hope and Beauty through her music!

As well, before Fortnum begins touring for The Beautiful Piano, she is scheduled to record her third Instrumental Piano CD for the New Age market called The Healing Piano. Her enchanting Christmas Piano CD will also be re-launched in the Fall of 2008, and Healing Piano in early 2009 with D2/Fontana North/Universal Records. and



THE BEAUTIFUL PIANO ('08) Universal/D2/Fontana



My piano music & instrumental songwriting began when I was just 5 years old. I sat down at a piano and realized I could play it! I haven't stopped. Yet, I have realized over the years that I have a voice and have definitely added that to the mix. I have three instrumental CDs and two vocal CDs. In addition to being an Inspirational, Healing Pianist, I am also a Singer, Songwriter and Speaker. I provide the music and the motivational speaking at many women's retreats throughout North America. My music and my message of HOPE are inseperable, and have been played at both weddings, and in hospitals as people pass from this life to the next. Humbling indeed. My great desire through my music is to help people become emotionally healthy, by helping them think & process their own emotions, and yet feed them the Healing Hope and Truth of Ancient Hymns and Scriptures. What separates me from other New Age / Ambient pianists, is that my goal is not to get people into another world, but help them be comfortable in their own world, even if it is filled with beautiful chaos!