Amanda Bloom is an Australian fusion pianist, composer and vocalist currently based between Phnom Penh, Cambodia and Berlin.
Her live performances, which are often just herself at a grand piano, are known to leave audiences breathless, doused with the overwhelming passion that bleeds from her voice and fingers that command her black and white muse- The Pianoforte.
She began playing piano at the age of 3 perched upon telephone books for height, wrote her first piano Sonata at the age of 6 taking out first place in “The San Francisco Young Composers Awards” and by 18 made her compositional debut at The Sydney Opera House.
Her debut album “The History of Things to Come” was self-written, arranged and self-produced in Sydney, Australia and finished in Amman, Jordan in the Middle East with members of the Amman Symphony Orchestra.
It is an intoxicating symphonic mesh of her influences Martin Kohlstedt, Tori Amos, Rachmaninov, Sade and Maria Joao, and showcases her romantic and expressive mastery of the piano as her principal tool of expression.
Her second album “Atlas” was written in Phnom Penh, Cambodia with contributions from some of Asia’s top musicians including Lewis Pragasam and Conrad Keely across studios In Thailand and Malaysia.
The songs are intensely narrative, achingly romantic and incredibly aspirational. Themes of wanderlust, yearning for a mythical home, existential depression and lost self-love bleed with a heady mix of World and Neo Classical styles, but always with the powerful masterful piano at the helm.
Her improvisation "After Theory" was chosen by Nils Frahm for the official Piano Day playlist for 2016. This lead to the official release of subsequent improvisations on Sweden-based Neo-Classical label 1631 Recordings.
Her music has been used in various Advertising campaigns across Asia and her diverse live performances include a children’s hospital in Nablus Occupied Palestine to 40,000 at MTV Exit for Human Trafficking Cambodia.