Feeling review

Fiona Pears album review of Feelings in Christchurch Press

This excellent review is taken from today’s Christchurch Press.

FIONA PEARS – Feeling ★★★★
Lyttelton-based violinist/composer Fiona Pears has an extraordinary skill – her ability to take typically rigid musical structures and breathe life and vitality into them until they capture you with pure pleasure. The international soloist and recording artist was working on this album when the earthquake hit on February 22, her husband Ian Tilley hit the save key on the computer at the exact moment the earthquake started. The track Fire in the Orient is a particularly lively number. Another piece, Mr Barnaby Jackson, is as beautiful as the beast which inspired it. The title track, Feeling, is easily one of the most exquisite pieces of music I’ve heard in a long time – it pours through you and enters your body at a cellular level, so achingly poignant you’d have to be inhuman not to feel its effect.

Pizzicato Rumba Music Video

Here’s the brand new music video for Fiona’s tune Pizzicato Rumba. We had a lot of fun filming it, hope you enjoy… !!

AoTNZ – Video clip

We’ve put together a little clip from our Arts on Tour New Zealand concerts which took place last month. You can watch the video by clicking on the play button above… Enjoy!

In other news, we’ll be announcing some more live dates in the next few days so be sure to check back soon…

Lazy Sunday video

We’ve uploaded a video medley of Fiona and band’s ‘Lazy Sunday’ performance from February 12th. You can watch it by clicking on the play button above.

In other news, we are now on a new super-fast server. A HUGE thanks to Nathan Zachary at BSB Computing for his brilliant work here. Apologies if you’ve been having problems with the site over the last few weeks, we were having trouble with our previous web company so hopefully all will be fine now.

Fiona and band hit the road tomorrow for their Arts on Tour NZ concerts. Fiona will be keeping a blog on the site so be sure to pop back and check it out…