Today’s song is “For My Love” by Kimberly Hou. Hailing from San Francisco, Californian native has been playing piano since the tender age of 4 years old.
She was bitten early by the music bug and developed a lifelong love for music. In 2012, the United States White House Commission on Presidential Scholars named Kimberly a Presidential Scholar in the Arts, and she was recognized by the National YoungArts Foundation as a Silver Award Winner. Kimberly has appeared on NPR’s From the Top as well as performed at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Hall, Kennedy Center Concert Hall, and Millennium Stage, U.S. Department of State, and the Hungarian and Bulgarian Embassies.
She won First Prize in the 2009 Music Teachers National Association Junior Piano Competition, the 23rd, 25th, and 27th International Young Artist Piano Competitions, and over 28 other regional and national competitions. In addition, she performed in concerts with the Richmond, New River Valley, and VCU Symphony Orchestras as the winner of concerto competitions. Kimberly also received the inaugural Elmer award presented by Elmer’s Products and the Kids In Need Foundation for her benefit concerts fundraising towards children’s school supplies.
A graduate of the Columbia University-Juilliard School Exchange Program in New York City, Kimberly’s latest projects includes film scoring and composing in addition to piano performance.
This track is off Hou’s first EP Opus One. When describing her inspiration for the album Hou says she wrote it “to offer different perspectives of experiencing various chapters of life. Reminiscing about moments of beauty, wonder, and loss – yet emerging ever stronger, cherishing life and loved ones even more from the present moment onwards.”
This instrumental track is perfect for calming the soul during these stressful days of isolation. It can be the perfect background music to calm the mind and relax the body.