Composer of the Year – 13th Annual LA Music Awards
Christine Anderson performs live at the Los Angeles Music Awards where she won Composer of the Year.
Oregon, United States
Actor, Model, Musician, Dancer
Critically acclaimed pianist, singer-songwriter, composer. Los Angeles Music Award for Composer of the Year. Two consecutive Bach Festival gold medals. Special features on ABC, MTV, Much Music. Special features in print, including magazine cover stories. See christineanderson.net or freedapeeples.com
Christine Anderson discovered the piano at nine and by 11 had soloed with her first symphony. Home schooled in the absence of television and pop radio influences, she spent her early years winning solo piano competitions and composition contests across the Pacific Northwest, including two consecutive Jr. Bach Festival gold medals, and developing her creativity with inspiration from Mozart, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and Chopin. Her ability to both compose and perform beautiful classical style compositions intuitively and with no training earned her the moniker Little Miss Mozart and landed her news stories, television spots and radio features. By the time she was of legal age she had made the move to Hollywood and was making a name for herself, for better or for worse, by playing the piano in her panties. In 2004, she recorded a 5-song EP with Grammy nominees Derek Nakamoto and Craig Burbidge, and went on to win the 13th annual Los Angeles Music Award for Composer of the Year by a unanimous vote.
With a tremendous catalogue of original material, an extensive repertoire of classical masterpieces, and a keen ability to compose hilarious songs about random people in the audience, right on the spot, Christine gigged steadily around Los Angeles, playing to diverse crowds of enraptured music lovers, professional musicians, and curious rock stars, who had never seen anything like her. She quickly earned a reputation for giving sensational live performances and passionately “serving up her soul on a plate of piano.” It was the idea of capturing this emotionally charged, free-associating live vibe that led to the making of Live Summer Session. Written on the fly and recorded live in a single gut wrenching take, the home-recorded album was hailed by critics as “creative brilliance,” “as raw and real as music gets.”
Christine appeared in special features on ABC, MTV, and Much Music, and graced the cover of Artist Interviews Magazine, but turned away traditionally coveted record deals to remain independent and allow her artistic vision to evolve naturally.
Stay tuned for new music coming in 2015