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Craig Addy and the Quiet Hearts Ensemble

Quiet Hearts Ensemble was founded in 2013, and has been providing exquisite and unique musical experiences with their Music Oasis series ever since.  Music Oasis is an intimate and relaxing musical occasion that is like a holiday away from everyday pressures. The Quiet Hearts Ensemble improvises, or spontaneously composes, beautiful music.  Listeners are transported, moved and inspired by enchanting flavours of music embracing classical, new age, jazz, folk and world styles. It’s romantic. It’s meditative. It’s soothing.

Members of the Quiet Hearts Ensemble include: Craig Addy – piano, organ Performer’s ARCT, B.Mus. (UBC) Craig is also a member of the Amicus Music Duo and the founder and creative director of Under the Piano, sound spa for body, mind & soul. Howard Meadows – clarinet, recorders, flutes B.Mus. (UBC)  Howard sang with the Phoenix Chamber Choir (Vancouver) for 3 years and for 10 years in the Vancouver Chamber Choir. Howard is also a member of the Amicus Music Duo. Anand David Embry – flute, vocals, harmonium, percussion Bachelor of Music, Certified Clinical Musician  Anand is classically trained in flute, composition and voice. As well, his love of world music, in particular the music of India, inspires his ability to improvise various musical flavours. Currently, he is part of an integrated medical clinic in Vancouver and is the resident therapeutic musician and voice therapist. As a counsellor and vocal coach at Empower Health, he uses the power of music and voice to clear away obstacles nurturing new growth, increasing insight, awareness, vitality and health.

Here’s what others have said about Quiet Hearts Ensemble’s work:

It was enthralling from the opening improvisation to the final most recent composition of Craig Addy, Rising. Mr. Addy is an extremely talented composer. Both he and Mr. Meadows are not only very accomplished musicians, they are also fine entertainers. Their banter was filled with interesting musical tidbits, humour, and personal anecdotes. They completely engaged every member of the audience from the moment their performance began until the final mesmerizing piece. I left with a sense of peace and joy. What a delightful experience!

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