Woodland Fantasies – Meditative Piano Music CD
Embark on a fantasy journey through the woodlands via piano/instrumental originals. you might never return.
Biography by Robert Nordine
According to Webster, the great American lexicographer, “music is the science or art of ordering tones or sounds in succession, in combination, and in temporal relationships to produce a composition having unity and continuity.” That may be so, but for a special few, with Sharon Drury among them, music is a reflection of the so. A native of Michigan, Sharon began her love affair with music when only a small child. At just four years of age she began to pick out tunes she heard on the radio on the family’s Baby Grand Piano, and with the encouragement of her mother, she studied tap and ballet dancing as well.
While still a youngster her family moved to California and it was there that she came under the tutelage of the renowned Leo Podolsky from whom she learned to refine her extraordinary natural abilities. With growing recognition of her skills, she was quickly entered in several piano competitions in the Los Angeles area, where she fared very well. In one contest she had the opportunity to be tutored by the composer himself, Frank Sannuci. The anxiety that is a part of youth held sway and she forgot the music she was to play. But she began again and completed the piece flawlessly. Although she won no award from the judges, Frank Sannuci took her aside and commended her for her beautiful performance of his composition and commented that she should have won in his opinion, for the expression and emotion with which she interpreted his music was exactly as he envisioned it. In another competition in Los Angeles she won top honors.
As Sharon matured as a young woman she also matured as an artist. During her hears in high school she accompanied the school choir at times, but enjoyed singing with the choir as well. Her growth as a musician and performer continued after her graduation from high school, and she found ample opportunity to display her skills in a teachers college.
Primary Genre: New Age
Secondary Genre: New Age
Primary subgenre: Meditation
Secondary subgenre: Contemporary Instrumental
Mood/Style: Featuring Piano
Artist Sounds Like: David Lanz, George Winston, Yanni
Listen to Samples of Woodland Fantasies.