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||Peaceful Lands, CA
Kathryn Toyama (Piano); Richard Alan (Guitar on "Beyond A Dream")
About the ArtistPassionate yet serene" ~ as described by Solo Piano Publications ~ "setting a mood of quiet yet intense peacefulness." Kathryn Toyama's album, Hope for Harmony, debuted at No.5 on the NAR World Radio Chart in May 2007.As an artist expressing her deepest truths, Kathryn feels that the depth of her reality can only be captured by recording it “in the moment” and preserving each original expression from start to end, just as a live performance would be recorded without any creative alterations or enhancements. She feels that the most honest performance she can give is to keep the integrity of each composition by recording each track without any digital editing. Kathryn composes her music by letting the melodic structure develop intuitively. She says that before the melody can come to her, she must first open her heart, and then her musical expression begins to unfold. In today's wonderful digital era, recording artists are blessed with the liberty to edit and enhance their compositions, but Kathryn feels that it is most important for her to offer the entire truth of her expression.
Top 10 in World, June 2010
December 2009 Holiday / Seasonal Channel Sponsored by Three Keys Music
December 2008 New Age / World
October 2008 New Age / World
December 2009 Judging Excellence
An impressive and expressive debut!
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