Zoe Vandermeer

Zoe Vandermeer

BandClassicalSinger/Songwriter

Zoe Vandermeer is a PopOpera Singer/Songwriter and Composer. She accompanies her singing on piano and celtic harp, alone, or with orchestra/band. Frequently compared to Sarah Brightman/Andrew Lloyd Webber, she has been reviewed in Spain as 'an artist of genius'.

Biography

Zoe began writing songs at age 3. A passion for beautiful music with moving lyrics and intense harmonies, she pursued her musical studies at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. She subsequently returned to her native California, where her journey of songwriting was enhanced by exposure to folk, baroque, world, pop, rock, and opera.

Her songs are a full meal of emotions, at one moment explosive, at another, reflective. Her musical influences are Queen, Enya, Bernstein, Mozart, folk songs from around the world, fairy tales.

Zoe Vandermer has performed as soloist at the International Festival de Deia in Spain, HarpCon2003 Convention in Bloomington, Taxi/Just Plain Folks Convention Los Angeles 1999, San Mateo Convention Center, Where Eagles Dare Theatre New York City, Glasgow International Early Music Festival, Festival Opera Walnut Creek, CD Release Event at Borders Books San Rafael, live performance on NPR radio station KWMR in California, Dean Lesher Regional Arts Center, Walnut Creek, and others.

She was winner of the Bay Area Vocal Artists Competition, and recipient of the Emerging Artists Fund, and was awarded the RSAMD Trust Scholarship for two years. She was finalist in the London Young Artists Early Music Competition and the Wilfred Laurier Concert Artists Competition (Canada). Two of her orchestral works have been premiered by the Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra and the San Francisco Sinfonietta.

Discography

Murderer's Lullaby (EP)
Nominated Best Classical Album, Just Plain Folks 2000

Upon A Time (EP)
Song 'Icy Waters' rated 5's and 4's at Taxi Convention, 2000

Zoe's Musical Fairy Tale, Upon A Time
(recently renamed: Zoe's Musical Fairy Tale, The Golden Key)

Hiding in the Light (single)
Nominated for Best Classical Song, Just Plain Folks, 2001

Angel's Wine, the Songs of John Dowland
2nd Place Winner, Best Classical Album, Just Plain Folks 2002

Radio airplay on: KPFA, KGPR, KUSF, KWMR, Moray Firth Radio Scotland, KVON, KSCR, WFIU

Set List

Please contact Zoe Vandermeer for details at zoevandermeer@gmail.com