Listeners will fall under the spell of violinist Nancy Shoop-Wu’s masterful playing as she wends her way through melodies that embrace not only her classical background but also her affinity for new age melodicism and inspiration from her home in the Hawaiian Islands. Her most ambitious undertaking to date, Full Bloom is Shoop-Wu’s second full album and shows this violinist and singer/songwriter at her best.
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Produced by Derek Nakamoto and recorded in Los Angeles, all songs were composed and arranged by Shoop-Wu and feature not only herself as a violin and vocal soloist but she also shares the stage with Nakamoto on piano and Cello (Qiele) Guo on cello. Nakamoto also produced Shoop-Wu’s previous album RAINBOW ROAD which was nominated for Best Instrumental Album (Hawaii Na Hoku Awards), as well as Best Contemporary Instrumental Album and Best New Artist in the 2017 ZMR Awards for radio.
A message from Nancy Shoop-Wu…
“Full Bloom came out of a time of personal expansion and growth for me. The songs are a reflection of my inner journey over these past few years and they are songs of beauty, freedom, dreams, and hope. I believe that it is through the tests and challenges we face in life that we often learn to manifest our highest qualities, growing in grace and beauty like a flower coming into Full Bloom. I composed my final song for this album Beautiful after my mom passed away in April 2021. Beautiful is dedicated to my mother, Eleanor Shoop, and is a tribute to her life and all that she gave me.”
For more information and music samples, visit nancyshoopwu.com.