‘Memories of Home’ is the debut solo piano album from Australian pianist and composer, Melany Thompson. Nominated for “Solo Piano Album of the Year” by SoloPiano.com, the eleven original pieces have been described as hauntingly beautiful, evocative, and heartfelt. A very personal release, the album is an ode to Melany’s upbringing and the moments that have shaped her life.
Recorded on a beautiful 7ft Yamaha S6 Concert Grand Piano at Underwood Studio in the picturesque Blue Mountains where Melany grew up, the album will calm, delight, and inspire listeners.
Melany has also recently released a single called “On My Mind”. It is a reflective and empowering melodic solo piano piece that tackles the inescapable dangers of overthinking. Check it out here:
On My Mind promotes the healing powers of music through its hypnotizing and emotive central melody.
Get to know the artist
Melany started piano lessons at the age of four, and spent many of her early childhood years performing in music eisteddfods and recitals. At the age of 11, Melany performed at the Sydney Opera House in a concert for young performers, but after completing her AMEB 6th grade exam at the age of 12, Melany put formal piano lessons on hold to pursue other sporting and creative activities.
Preferring to play for leisure, Melany began composing her own music a few years later. Although she studied music at school and at university for a short time, Melany did not pursue a formal career in music, however it remained a passionate hobby.
A corporate career in marketing and communications, marriage and two kids later, Melany has returned to her passion and fulfilled her dream to record an album of her original music.
Melany hopes to now inspire her own two children through music. “I want my children to grow up knowing they don’t have to wait for permission or for someone to tell them they are good enough before they follow their dreams.”
For more information and music samples, visit melanythompsonmusic.com.au
Both the album and the single are currently featured on New Age Stars Radio.