This Winter Wild is a compilation of my favorite music for the winter solstice. It is not a Christmas album, although some Christmas songs are present on the album. The selections mainly deal with light, darkness, the presence/absence of God, and hope.
Kathleen Bielawski does not write simple love songs, except occasionally. Her classical training in music composition and piano performance, combined with her wild, passionate heart - a product of being born and raised in Alaska - result in music, lyrics and arrangements that simultaneously challenge the intellect and feed the soul.
Kathleen Bielawski holds a Master's degree in music composition from the New England Conservatory in Boston, Massachusetts. After living in Oregon, Boston and New York City and touring extensively nationally, Kathleen returned to her life in Anchorage, Alaska. Kathleen currently teaches music composition, song/lyric writing, piano, music theory and keyboard programming from her studio, Frozen Music Productions. She is available to compose original music upon commission. Kathleen also conducts Skype lessons in all of the above subjects, and is available to provide individual creative project management.
Watch for Kathleen's next cd release, due in Spring of 2019.
A rare cover arrangement by this mult-talented composer/pianist. Kathleen Bielawski honors the memory of George Harrison in her moving, skillful weaving together of two of Harrison's greatest songs. A touching tribute and a virtuoso performance.
George Harrison, "the quiet Beatle," died in 2001. He was always Kathleen Bielawski's favorite Beatle. A pianist and composer, Kathleen was deeply saddened by the passing of George. To honor his memory, she arranged her two favorite George Harrison songs for solo piano and lovingly performs them here.