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Easy Listening: Background Music Moods: Type: Instrumental New Age: Ambient New Age: Meditation Folk: Fingerstyle

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Michelle Qureshi

Award-winning Artist Michelle Qureshi is a composer, multi‐instrumentalist, & classically-trained guitarist who brings a contemporary yet timeless aesthetic to her music. Believing in the power of music and its great potential to unite, connect, and touch us all, Michelle shares her music as both a composer and performer through her recordings as well as at concerts, festivals, yoga studios, and special events. Michelle's music is broadcast on radio stations throughout the world and licensed on a global platform. 2019 saw the release of Sage, a nine track modern finger style acoustic guitar album; Harmonic Dreams, inspired by her Harmonic Sound Immersion™ a transformative sound meditation created by the healing vibrations of ancient & modern instruments, which she describes as a kind of 'horizontal concert'; Guitar Sojourner, an acoustic guitar album with a retro vibe; the ambient single Because We Knew and the guitar single Tender Side of the Moon (now part of Sage) which landed on an editorial playlist on Spotify. In 2018 she released Silver Chord, nominated for Best Ambient Album, ZMR awards, and Short Stories, an album of acoustic guitar instrumentals, nominated for Best Acoustic Album by ZMR and OWMR. Her 2017 album, Seventh Wave, was one of five nominated for the ZMR Best Contemporary Instrumental Album and in the top three of OWMR Best Ambient Album. Scattering Stars won Best Ambient Album for 2016, and placed in the top 50 albums of the year on the ZMR charts. Her music is heard on many Ambient and New Age music playlists, including Echoes Radio, where it ranked in the top 25 albums for Echoes Radio's monthly chart as well as being an "Editor's Pick" and "Staff Pick" on CD Baby. All music published by Music as Metaphor except where noted.
Discography
Albums: Sage (2019) Guitar Sojourner (2019) Silver Chord (2018, Heart Dance Records) Short Stories (2018) Seventh Wave (2017, Heart Dance Records) Scattering Stars (2016, Heart Dance Records) Margalla Hills (2015) Meditations (2014) Flow (2014) Suite Beats (2014) Illumination (2012) Of Light (2012)
EPs: Harmonic Dreams (2019) Three Windows (2019 with Songs of Eden)
Singles: Because We Knew (2019) Contemplative Journeys, A Guided Meditation (2019 with Kate Miller) Hope Floats (2019 with Paul Landry) An Offering (2018 with Tommy Berre) Floating (2018, Heart Dance Records) Inside the Lightbox (2018, Heart Dance Records)


A few words about Michelle's music:

"Ethereal, spacy and totally enjoyable."
~Janet Mawdesley, Blue Wolf Reviews

"Michelle Qureshi has intuitively mastered the art of music composition and sound design and puts it on full display in her new single Inside the Lightbox. This song is alive with it’s own heartbeat and breath and will take you on a journey into a swirling dance of light."
~Mary Bartlein, Host/Producer, Instrumental Saturdays

The gorgeous emotional tone will wash over you and move you to a place that at once seems familiar and yet is somewhere you're sure you've never quite been before.
I felt like I had taken a walk in the grove of trees behind my house, but when I returned to my living room everything looked slightly different because the music had shifted my point of view.
~Michael Kent Smith, Guitarist/Composer

"Michelle Qureshi’s new album “Short Stories” is a collection of poignant, well crafted compositions that cut right to the chase of each wonderfully titled track. The stories are in the telling and Michelle’s mastery of the guitar keeps us hanging on every note!"
~Mary Bartlein, Host/Producer, Instrumental Saturdays on WMSE

"Michelle Qureshi has produced a wonderful album with a lovely collection of elegantly played and well written music for guitar."
~Joseph Sullinger, Guitarist

"I believe that the angels speak not in words, but in music. Perhaps this is their conversation perceived across the boundless distances of the firmament. Through the performance of Michelle's electric guitar it might be a prayer, or it might be a poem, but it is certainly an exchange on a higher plane than the physical."
~R.J. Lannan, Zone Music Reporter

"But there is no way of missing that this is one artist’s unique vision, unified by her amazing talent, her selfless bravado, and her mastery across a broad landscape of moods, sounds, rhythms, and styles."
~Bill Binkelman

"Michelle has delivered a refreshingly unique and creative album that offers an impressive configuration of subtly varied guitar-playing styles with ambient and minimalist soundscapes. ~Candice Michelle, Journeyscapes Radio

"Michelle’s music encompasses the beauty life holds. Her musicianship helps her songs maintain a sound of simplicity, while her complex melodic arrangements hang masterfully woven together, creating the soundscapes of life."
~Derek Lefholz, Artist || Founder, Embark Music “Break tha Mold"

"Calming, sensitive, beautifully composed music, Michelle Qureshi’s work provokes my imagination, and touches my soul. Absolutely brilliant!"
~Lee Bice-Matheson, Coauthor of the Paige Maddison Series.

"What Michelle Qureshi does so well here is create something new and fresh ...she has an amazing ability to change course and create something outstanding at a whim."
~Steven Sheppard, One World Music Radio Host

"She seems more of a sonic sorceress using a wide range of instruments and technology in her artistic alchemy."
~Michael Diamond, Music and Media Focus

"Michelle Qureshi is a gifted musician and songwriter who creates heart touching experiences for her audience. Her music helps take you to the Radiant One and calls you to a passionate engagement with the world."
~Richard Brendan, Radio Host, Speaker, and Founder of Journeysfire

"I instantly felt a connection with Michelle’s intuitive, skillful weaving of those elements of music that transport the soul to transcendent states. That is an inborn attribute that few externalize: Michelle brings forth that inner soul quality that induces peace and inner warmth in the beholder of her music."
~Richard Jelusich, Ph.D., Creator, Spiritual Healers Training

"Michelle's music embodies the essence of joy, meditation and prayer while creating a sense of spaciousness. Her etheric sounds allow listeners to float down River Divine."
~Lily Kessler, Founder of Blooming Life Yoga Studio + School

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