Michael Ford is an accomplished pianist and self-taught composer. He has developed a compositional and improvisational style that draws on many influences but it is rooted in a classical music aesthetic that stems from his life dedication to the piano.
His 2009 first piano solo release “Dream of the Wind” was nominated for best contemporary classical album by the Independent Music Awards.
In 2012, his next piano album "Simple Truth" was also nominated for best contemporary classical album by the IMA.
- from _Music_Man’s review of “Simple Truth” in 2012 -
“ This album is absolutely beautiful, from beginning to end. Michael Ford has this rare ability to transport listeners to deep emotional places with his music. Much like “Dream of the Wind”, this next album is rich with color and movement, and we travel alongside every note.”
“Leah’s Farewell” was released in the fall of 2015. - from No More Division’s review in 2016 -
"Leah's Farewell is an emotionally resonant piano album that showcases someone who has exceptional ability on their instrument...His playing is dynamic, nuanced and quite elegant...There isn't a single piece on here that wasn’t impressive.”
His new album - “Exile”, to be released April 2017, is an intimate suite of 10 original contemplative works for piano.
His collaboration with children’s book author/illustrator and songwriter/producer Sandra Boynton has won them three gold records and one (Philadelphia Chickens) is now platinum.
Here are links to his piano recordings
Here are some performance videos - https://www.youtube.com/user/knabeford/featured
To see what’s new - https://www.facebook.com/Michael-Ford-Piano-221557034537760/
Here is his website - michaelford.cc
Here is a link to his collection of children’s music with Sandra Boynton -
Film and video soundtracks - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3236038/?ref_=fn_nm_nm_19