Karen Biehl, the creator of the “Journey to True Love”, “Journey to True Health” and “Journey to True Purpose” guided meditation series, will on 7 February be releasing her first meditation single – “Portal to Peace: A Mini Meditation for Relaxing in Minutes” – to help bring peace to those with little time to meditate.
“Portal to Peace: A Mini Meditation for Relaxing in Minutes” was both composed and performed by Karen, who is a classically trained musician and former opera singer. The guided meditation is enhanced by synthesizer harp, choirs and sampled instruments. You’ll even hear a bit of Karen’s operatic voice as background vocals towards the end of the meditation. The single was mastered by New Alliance East.
You may sample Portal to Peace on Amazon, where you also can pre-order the single at $ 0.99.
In Karen’s words: “I created all my guided meditations as a result of guidance I have received that has helped me to deal with issues as they have come up – earlier in my life, finding love and coping with health crises, and more recently, handling the stress that comes from living and working in Manhattan. I was inspired to create “Portal to Peace” to help myself and others deal with the everyday stress that we encounter in the modern world. There’s a lot of conflict in the world these days and it helps tremendously to become peaceful, so we can magnify the energy of peace in our environment rather than focusing on conflict.”
Within weeks of its release in mid-November 2018, Karen Biehl’s last album, “Starlight Dreams”, soared to the number two spot on New Age Music Guide’s Chart, was on Aural Awakenings’ Top 25 Chart and ranked #12 on One World Music Radio’s chart for December 2018. The album was named “Best Solo Piano Album 2018” by New Age Music Guide and was one of their top 10 albums of the year.
Whether as a standalone piece or as background in a guided meditation, Karen Biehl’s compositions combine romantic classical lyricism with meditative empowerment to assist listeners in achieving an enhanced and peaceful sense of self-awareness and purposeful focus.
“Portal to Peace: A Mini Meditation for Relaxing in Minutes” will be available on February 7 on Amazon, iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon, Bandcamp and Spotify.
About Karen Biehl
Born and raised in Dallas, Karen began studying music at the age of 8, when she began taking piano lessons and playing violin in her school orchestra. Karen began singing at the age of 17 and studied with former Metropolitan Opera tenor Thomas Hayward at Southern Methodist University, where she received a degree in Vocal Performance. While at SMU, she also studied music theory and electronic music composition with composer Jack Waldenmaier, continued her studies in piano and played violin in the Meadows Symphony Orchestra symphony under the direction of Anshel Brusilow.
After graduation, Karen sang in the Dallas Opera Chorus for a season before her vocal studies took her to San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where she performed various roles with the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Opera. After studying and performing in Italy, Karen moved to Manhattan where she performed soprano leading roles with several small local opera companies.
Over time, Karen preferred to create melodies of her own and focus on her own creative experience, rather than being restricted by rules imposed by the classical music world. In 1999, she began composing a collection of music inspired by visions of her True Love, whom she called “The Maestro”. After finally meeting him, a musician and Maestro indeed, she was inspired to create guided meditations to assist others in overcoming obstacles and fulfilling their dreams.
Karen created the guided meditation “Journey to True Purpose” to assist the Maestro’s students with focusing in the classroom and finding their true self and purpose. She then created “Journey to True Love” to help others seeking their partner, using the exact same methods she used to attract the Maestro into her life. In her meditation “Journey to True Health”, she shares guidance she received during two health crises that helped her avoid surgery.
In 2016, also inspired by the Maestro, Karen created “The Young Artist Spotlight” scholarship program to recognize young artists. The program aims to inspire students to focus on their creative expression, and therefore on their truest self, so they put their best foot forward in all their endeavors.
In mid-November 2018, Karen released her first solo piano album, “Starlight Dreams”, a collection of relaxing and reflective piano music to stir your soul and awaken your dreams. “Starlight Dreams” was named “Best Solo Piano Album 2018” by New Age Music Guide and was one of their top 10 albums of the year. It ranked #2 on New Age Music Guide’s chart for both November and December, #12 on One World Music Radio’s chart in December and was in the top 25 for Aural Awakenings Radio for December 2018. Selections from the album can be heard on New Age Radio Stars (Live365), Aural Awakenings, Northern Lights, and KMStudio Classical Radio.
Visit Karen Biehl’s homepage here.