Fiona is inspired by Mendelssohn, Chopin, Ludovico Einaudi, Max Richter and Michael Nyman, and is an Australian Pianist, Composer and Singer. She regularly tours internationally and is also a member of the Contemporary instrumental group FLOW (Fiona Joy, Lawrence Blatt, Jeff Oster, Will Ackerman).
Fiona is known for ‘Grace’, her song on a Grammy Winning album in 2014. In 2016 and 2018 she won several categories of the Independent Music Awards at the Lincoln Centre in New York and has been awarded Best Piano Album by International Radio (ZMR Awards) for a total of five albums. Nominated alongside Pete Seeger for Best LIVE Performance Album in the Independent Music Awards, Fiona was also an ARIA Finalist in Australia in 2008.
Fiona works with Australian piano maker Stuart and Sons, and has several albums with Blue Coast Records (content partners with Sony Music for hi-resolution releases) and is considered a female pioneer in a male dominated audiophile world. Fiona is interested in new musical concepts and recording techniques to better serve the audiophile world. Blue Coast owner/producer Cookie Marenco says, “Fiona’s melodic solo piano and masterful performances are the perfect music to debut the kind of clarity double DSD audio brings to the home listener’.
Living in a small village of 830 people in NSW Australia, Fiona has toured and played around the world at venues like New York’s Carnegie (Weill Hall), the New Orleans Jazz Museum, Sydney Opera House (MusicOz Awards), a live concert on Echoes/NPR Radio, has accompanied Deepak Chopra in NY, a concert for the Mason and Hamlin Piano Festival in LA, The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, Glasshouse Port Macquarie, Sydney Women’s International Jazz Festival and the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, amongst others.
Fiona Joy Hawkins is best known for her romantic, melodic songs and lush arrangements. A prolific composer, she has always been interested in creating music that evokes images, emotions and tells stories.
Finalist ARIA Awards Australia 2008
GRAMMY WINNING Album Winds of Samsara 2014 Song ‘Grace’ (composed, performed)
SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE performance – MusicOZ Awards performance
BILLBOARD Magazine feature article ‘FLOW’ August 20179 Times Winner: International Radio Voted ZMR (Ambient Music Awards).