Award Winning Concert Pianist, Composer and Vocalist Ophelia, has merged styles together creating ~Contemporary Eclectic Sounds ~ Piercingly Beautiful and Emotionally Profound...Music For The Soul
Known for her outstanding keyboard artistry interwoven melodies, rich bass lines, unique percussive touches and dreamy vocals, Ophelia's innovation marks her as a rare, passionate artist, well before her time. She has introduced and merged a broad, diverse audience through her eclectic music.
Ophelia, a native of California, was raised in Connecticut where she studied classical piano, often adding her own improvisations to her teachers surprise.
Ophelia's influences are numerous, ranging from classical masters such as Rachmaninoff, Chopin and Mendelhsohn to Jazz genius' Art Tatum, Ahmad Jamal, Ramsey Lewis and Erroll Garner. She grew up in a musical family where her parents nurtured her abilities. Although quiet and shy, at the very young age of three, Ophelia was playing chords up and down the piano and she gave her first recital when she was five. While still young, she taught herself the drums and flute, however continued to return to her roots- the piano and her voice, which are her main instruments to this day.
She is a Self-Taught Composer and the Executive Producer of all of her recordings, tours and concert productions. This multitalented musician has always had a gifted ear for music which was very apparent at the age of eight, at which time she had already started to develop her own style and composed her first full length orchestrated piece entitled,"Aye Yo Cha Gae Yo".
Ophelia launched her own independent record label and family business, Ohklectic Records, and released her debut CD, April Storm, to share her joy and gift of music with a variety of people. So far Ophelia has produced five titles to her name: April Storm, AEAAF, Native Ground.. Stand My Ground, Echoes... Under The Sun and the Rhythmic Jubilee CD.
Embracing styles ranging from Jazz, Latin-Jazz, New Age, Classical, Native fusion, African, and Jigs, her very identifiable, "Contemporary Eclectic Sounds" or what her Fans call, "Ophelia Music", have been featured on National Public Radio- National PBS programs, and numerous national and international and syndicated radio stations.
Ophelia has successfully managed tours across the country as well as internationally.