Album Review: Even for a Moment by Gary Schmidt

Following the success of his 2016 album Landscapes of the Heart, Heart Dance Records pianist and composer Gary Schmidt has released his second album Even for a Moment. With twelve new original solo piano pieces and two classical selections, this album is a pleasure from start to finish. The album opens with If This Is […]

Album Review: Where Giants Roam the Earth by Milana Zilnik

Milana Zilnik is an extraordinary pianist, composer and singer-songwriter. Milana was born in Ukraine, lived in Israel for many years, and has resided in Canada for the past ten years; this has provided her with rich experiences to draw from in her musical story telling. A performer and recording artist since childhood, she improvises like […]

Album Review: Voyager by Lisa Swerdlow

California native Lisa Swerdlow was raised in a musical family and began studying classical piano at the age of six. She turned to composing at the age of sixteen and has performed in a variety of situations, including playing piano in a rock band and touring with an all female salsa band. After an extended […]

Album Review: Phoenix by William Ögmundson

William Ögmundson is an award winning and EMMY-nominated composer and lyricist and a classically trained solo pianist. He began performing at the age of five, has played in prestigious halls around the world, and has released six solo piano albums to date. His 2016 release, “Phoenix,” is a musical feast. This unique collection cannot be […]

Album Review: Beautiful You by Matthew Mayer

Matthew Mayer started playing the piano at the age of twelve and self-published his first album when he was twenty. With eleven albums to his credit already, Mayer is also the owner and founder of the immensely popular SoloPiano.com platform and on August 31, 2018, he will release his twelfth album, “Beautiful You.” This captivating […]

Album Review: Sunset Breeze by Lynn Yew Evers

Lynn Yew Evers’ latest release, Sunset Breeze, is a sumptuous blend of joy and sorrow, optimism and regret, exuberance and melancholy. Evers’ polish and artistry as a performer are the result of many years of classical training but her original compositions are both contemporary and accessible. A native of Malaysia, Evers began her musical adventures […]

Album Review: Follow Your Heart by Eric Bikales

You name it; pianist Eric Bikales has done it. Following years of experience as a composer and performer in virtually every form and genre of music – as a studio musician, as a keyboard journeyman (traveling with likes of the Pointer Sisters, Keith Carradine, and Neil Sedaka), and as composer for popular and award-winning television […]

Album Review: Time Not Forgotten by Rhonda Mackert

Solo pianist and composer Rhonda Mackert grew up in the mountains of Colorado. She started piano lessons at age eight, switched to flute at age twelve, and returned to the piano as an adult. Now a resident of Seattle, Washington, Rhonda’s music is straightforward, intensely personal and evocative and I am delighted to have the […]

Album Review: Out of the Blue by Cory Lavine

Back in 2016, I had the privilege of interviewing Cory Lavine. So I was delighted to have the opportunity to review his album Out of the Blue for Enlightened Piano Radio. Read on to find out more about Cory’s beautiful solo piano music! Out of the Blue is the debut album of pianist Cory Lavine. Released in […]

Album Review: Fellowship of Solitude by Lynn Tredeau

Lynn Tredeau is an American musician who lives and performs in the Pacific Northwest and “Fellowship of Solitude” (released July 20, 2018) is her fifth album. Her music has received multiple nominations since her debut in 2015 (her holiday album, “SnowLight” won Best Holiday Album 2016 at Enlightened Piano Radio) and it is easy to […]