CHARLEY VAN VELDHOVEN
Composer & Sound Designer
ABOUT CHARLEY VAN VELDHOVEN
Charley started off her musical career as a classically trained pianist and started composing from a young age. She booked her first success in competitions such as November Music and NBE/VARA. Over the years she starts experimenting with sounds, synthesizers, live recorded instrument and her voice and in 2018 she travels to Los Angeles and completes her traineeship with AAA-Game composer Jeff Rona.
She graduates in 2020 with triple Honors from Music and Technology (HKU) and now she composes for films, games, commercials and other media.
Some examples of her work include sonic branding and music for Multi-Award Winning game "Reducept" and her productions for MassiveMusic, trailer company The Solos, BMG and Universal among others.
"I must tell you that your piece, as well as the tone and nuance in your playing, is exceptional. There are many solo piano artists on the world stage today, yet not all can express emotion as you do in your music."
Dan Chadburn about 'Hideaway'
Solo Piano Project
Mid 2020 Charley released the first few singles of her debut album 'Hideaway'.
The solo piano album is a hybrid of romantic, impressionistic classical music and jazz.
"I was drawn in from the start and am glad to have discovered a new, captivating artist in the genre." - Greg Jones
She also created some mellow peaceful piano arrangements of Kanye West's latest album Jesus is King with a hint of classical.
The covers were in the top 200 iTunes classical charts of the US, Japan and UK for 6 days.
Charley's solo piano project (covers + original music) has been streamed over 250.000 times across all platforms since mid 2020