Australian Pianist, Producer & Singer Fiona Joy (previously Fiona Joy Hawkins) is known throughout the world for melodic songs & lush arrangements, as well as her mesmerisingly ballet-like performance style on the concert stage. A prolific composer, her song 'Grace' featured on the 2015 Grammy Winning New Age Album. Fiona, is experiencing a breakout year in 2015, with tours set for Australia, China and the USA as well as a release with Blue Coast Records who are partnered with Sony for content.
“One of the brightest lights in contemporary instrumental music, Fiona Joy is poised to move into stardom.” - Will Ackerman, Founder of Windham Hill Records
In 2015 Fiona contributed to a GRAMMY-winning album and traversed three continents, performing solo for a tour of China where she has been nicknamed 'The Piano Angel'. Fiona also entertained in the U.S. at the ZMR Awards and at the audiophile Mecca, T.H.E. Show, closing out the year in Australia at the Sydney Women's International Jazz Festival with her renowned Blue Dream Ensemble. Once home, she attracted the national TV show ‘Lateline’, which ran a feature lifestyle piece on her life and music.
Fiona Joy is signed to Blue Coast Records for high-fidelity recordings; owner/producer Cookie Marenco is considered a leader in the field, partnering with Sony Music to deliver hi-resolution music to discerning audiophile consumers. 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 of George Winston's simple melodies and Ludovico Einaudi's musical sophistication."
Her Signature Series is now coming to fruition with the 2016 release of Signature Synchronicity, produced in collaboration with Will Ackerman's team. Ackerman (Founder Windham Hill Records), embraced and encouraged Fiona’s music years ago, stating, “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.”
Fiona has worked with luminaries such as
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), Rebecca Daniel (ACO) and many others.
Music writer Michael Diamond says “ The passion and elegance in her performance was breathtaking, as her flawless technique combined with pure emotional expression.”
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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
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
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.