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This episode I was joined by my special guest and friend Fiona Joy Hawkins!
Fiona Joy Hawkins is an Australian Pianist, Composer and Singer who enjoys and regularly tours China and the USA and is also a member of the Contemporary instrumental group FLOW (Fiona Joy, Lawrence Blatt, Jeff Oster, Will Ackerman).
Fiona is inspired by Chopin, Mendelssohn, Michael Nyman and admires Ludovico Einaudi, George Winston and Yiruma. Fans who like Kevin Kern, Bernard Koch, Jim Brickman, David Lanz, Yanni, Danny Wright, Robin Spielberg, Paul Cardall or Enya will enjoy Fiona Joy Hawkins.
She believes music is a gift from another world, from ancestors of the past communicating to inspire and give us hope. That music is a universal language that connects us without prejudice, it speaks to us all equally, yet is received with great variation. Her wish is to open a few more hearts to the power of music.
Now more than ever we need the connection to our past in order to find the pathway to our future
We discussed Fiona’s many talents, and the wide spectrum of genre’s you’ll discover in her music. How she was first introduced to the piano when she was 8 years old via her Grandmother, however she did not release her first album until 2002.
We also discussed both of our histories in music, and our unique processes in writing music. I was quite surprised to find that nearly all of the vocals across her releases are in fact her. Fiona has an absolutely wonderful voice.
We also discussed our collaborations we are involved in and her participation in the band FLOW with Will Ackerman, Lawrence Blatt and Jeff Oster.
Of course, there was lots more discussed, therefore be sure to watch and hear!
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