“Just like most musicians, I compose from my heart and soul. Every song tells a story. I have spent a lifetime playing and loving other peoples stories. Now it is time for me to share my life through my music.”My music has been described as eloquent, emotional and artistically clever.
I huge honor that my album Fellowship of Solitude was chosen as 2018 Best Solo Piano at ZMR (Zone Music Reporter) and All the Pieces was given the same recognition in 2019.
Described as “both gentle and artistically clever” (Steve Sheppard, One World Music Radio), and lauded with “the art of sharing emotion has to be one of this artist’s greatest talents,” (Dana Wright, New Age Music Reviews), pianist and composer Lynn Tredeau is an artist heralded for her depth of emotional storytelling. A master of solo piano, Tredeau has won multiple accolades testifying to both her prowess and ability to connect to an audience, including Enlightened Piano’s Best New Artist (2015) and Best Holiday Album (2016), Zone Music Reporter’s Best Solo Piano Album (2018) (2019), and holding long standing top 10 positions in the charts across a plethora of radio stations.
Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, Tredeau began music before she began school, inspired by the melodious voice of her father. “Music has been an essential part of my life since my earliest memories,” Tredeau says. “As a child, I remember my father singing while making Sunday brunch for our family. [He] loved to sing and had a beautiful voice.” When she was six, Tredeau’s parents surprised her with an upright piano, and her lifelong love of music was ignited. By age sixteen, Tredeau had publicly performed jazz guitar, flute, clarinet, saxophone, pipe organ, and – most prominently – classical piano with a command and dexterity that far exceeded her years.
Tredeau’s career began to boom after a period of musical stillness. Relocating to Alaska, Tredeau and her husband put down roots, where she took a hiatus from the active pursuit of music to focus on the passion and pursuit of investing in her family. Music as an art began to return after she was given a piano by her husband. What began as small interspersed moments of practice soon turned into regular expressions of craftsmanship as her love for the instrument was rekindled and fanned once more into a thing of majesty. It was this newfound dedication that led Tredeau to desire to share music and the joy it brings, and so she began teaching private lessons. Her studio started small but, by the time she and her husband had relocated to Seattle, Washington, it swiftly transformed into a lively and active cohort of students.
Over time, Tredeau stepped beyond performing the works of others and began composing her own, a transition symbolically marked by her change from an upright to a grand piano. Equipped with her technical proficiency and inspired by experiences with a variety of places, people, and events, Tredeau crafted statements of sonic expression rich with emotional integrity. This compositional process culminated in the release of her debut solo album, Echoes of Life (2015). Energized by its success, Tredeau proceeded to release seven albums in the course of six years, charting #1 on One World Music Radio (2015), holding a top 10 position at OWMR for eight consecutive months (2016), and reaching #7 worldwide with her fifth album, Fellowship of Solitude (2018). Both Fellowship of Solitude and its successor, All the Pieces (2019) earned Zone Music Reporter’s Best Solo Piano Album award, while Tredeau’s most recent album, A Quiet Path (2021) has received nominations for Solo Piano Album of the Year for both SolPiano.com and OWMR – a testament to the consistency of Tredeau’s brilliance.
Tredeau’s compositional ability continues to be showcased with her newest album, Reflections, releasing in 2022. Reflections looks back on the marvels she has created so far, and stands as a monument to the scintillating creative magnificence of the future.