CHARLEY VAN VELDHOVEN
Composer & Sound Designer
ABOUT CHARLEY VAN VELDHOVEN
Charley is from origin a classically trained pianist and started composing music when she was 8 years old.
She studied Composition for the Media at HKU, Music and Technology, Jazz Piano at the Conservatory in Utrecht and completed a traineeship with Game and Film composer Jeff Rona in Los Angeles.
Over the years she became very inspired to experiment with sounds, synthesizers, liver recorded instrument and voice. Now she is creating music with her classical background and experience of electronic music combined!
"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
Since the beginning of this year (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 pieceful 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 has been streamed over 65.000 times across all platforms since the beginning of this year.