Anne Trenning is a composer and pianist releasing her fourth recording of original compositions. This time she goes it alone, performing solo. “The Sunflower Waltz” is a stunning collection of solo piano melodies crafted on one of the world’s finest pianos, the Shigeru Kawai. Envisioned and recorded at Piano Haven Studio, this superb compilation highlights the power of a singular instrument to evoke a spectrum of emotions. Lively and upbeat, thoughtful and meditative, the music presents a wealth of melodic character and nuance. The majority of the selections are in the 3:00 minute range, accounting for a lively yet diverse repertoire.
Anne’s background in music stems from a lifelong studious pursuit of the piano. While other instruments were incorporated into her musical education, the piano always rated as her most expressive medium. Years of classical studies shaped and molded her songwriting perspective, as did choral work exposure, but pop and folk music stylings are certainly most present within this new work. “The resolve to tonic is entwined in my songwriting so greatly, that try as I may, it is always my final landing position. I love simple chord progressions that are uplifted by melodic straightforwardness. My music reflects what is most central in my own world…the pursuit of simple elegance and genuine emotion.”