Composer/Pianist Brenda Warren's music goes straight to the heart with her beautifully expressive piano pieces. Joyful as well as introspective moods with a melodic core capture the listener. The deeply reflective quality of her solo piano music is enhanced on occasion with strings and other instrumentation.
Music has been a lifetime passion for Brenda Warren. At an early age she began studying classical piano at the Detroit Conservatory of Music. It was at San Francisco State University where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in music composition. Her senior thesis was the writing of a musical which was completed after graduation. “Breakfast in Marin” premiered in San Francisco and was nominated for a prestigious Cable Car Award. Brenda signed a record deal with Los Angeles label “Priority Records” and released her first solo piano album of original music, “Childhood Dreams”.
Many of the pieces from this collection were featured in television and documentary films and received worldwide airplay. A second album release recorded at Warner Brothers Eastwood Scoring Stage, “As Years Go By” received rave reviews and features the Los Angeles based "The Section Quartet". Some of these pieces are featured in documentary films. Brenda scored part of "The Spirit in Architecture", a film made about legendary architect John Lautner which premiered at The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles.
BEAUTIFUL JOURNEY is Brenda's third album and is produced by Grammy award winning producer and Windham Hill Records founder Will Ackerman. Several outstanding musicians add their talents to many of these twelve new compositions. Will Ackerman best describes Brenda's music as “an utterly unique artistic voice and a pianist with stunning compositional talent and technique to match. Her work is deeply heartfelt and stunningly emotional...a glimpse into her artistic soul”.
BEAUTIFUL JOURNEY embraces the heart and soul. These new pieces are inspired by overcoming hardship, loss and finding appreciation and a deeper understanding of life. Hope, renewal, forgiveness and beauty in nature are the underlying themes in this new collection. Brenda hopes listening to this music will uplift, inspire and heal the heart.