In this weeks episode of Gosimcha: The Podcast, we sit down with award-winning composer and pianist Sarah Dukes.
Sarah Dukes is not your typical Jewish musician. We discuss her love for music and how she discovered her own approach to it at an early age even composing her first song at the age of 8.
More About Sarah
Sarah Dukes started playing piano when she was six years old and composed her first song at the mere age of eight. Classically trained until she was 18, the North Carolina raised pianist increasingly turned to her music and songwriting as a way of expressing herself, and by the time Sarah finished high school, she had a stirring collection of original pieces that made up her debut album, “Finding Forever”, performed by world-renowned pianist, Yaron Gershovsky.
Dukes was handpicked by Whisperings-Solo Piano Radio as one of their exclusively featured solo piano artists, and her richly nuanced songs have been featured in several popular documentaries produced by Jewish Educational Media, as well as streamed on various international channels including Enlightened Piano Radio, One World Music Radio, and Pandora. Sarah’s pieces have also been featured in the inflight entertainment package for a multiple airlines including Singapore Airlines, Vietnam Airlines and EgyptAir.
Sarah recently released a new album of original piano solos, “Life Sometimes”, which has been selected a winner in the Global Music Awards and was honored with a Silver Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Music in the New Age Solo Piano and Album categories. This album was ranked #17 on Zone Music Reporter’s “Top 100 Radio Airplay” chart, and was on the first round ballot for the 59th GRAMMY® Awards. Additionally, Dukes’ emotional composition, “Dancing in the Dark” has been selected as a finalist in The John Lennon Songwriting Contest in the World category of 2016. The most recent releases of her singles One: Orchestrated Version, and Raining Rockets introduced a new level of musical beauty to her already powerful collection of original compositions.
Sarah’s compositions offer listeners soothing, melodic arrangements bursting with an emotional energy that is unmistakably straight from the heart.
To learn more about Sarah Dukes and to listen to her music visit www.sarahdukesmusic.com
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