Your music is so beautiful. Each tone, each verse reaches my heart & deep into my soul. That’s quite some experience. Thank you.
Annette Yashpon is a musical Multi-Talent: Singer, pianist, composer. “Never Again & Always” is her One-Woman-Show: each song a mini-musical, telling a story.
Annette manages to come across in neither a tacky nor a showy way; her songs sound graceful but also energetic. She doesn’t grumble preferring instead to illustrate the hope in all her experiences, which is reflected not only in her lyrics, but also in her musical accompaniment. Annette’s lively voice supports her songs’ varying moods be it in a mellow or bold way, creating a complete harmonious sound.
I listen to your songs every day in the car to help me start the day well. Your voice is so beautiful & the texts, just as the music, so intense. It’s like a ray of sunshine for the day!
Media-Guru, Jo Groebel, announced Annette Yashpon’s new CD-Release presentation “Never Again & Always”. The English girl, happily residing in Berlin, sang her way through her newest creations at the piano with the addition of humourous worldly wisdoms & anecdotes from her own life.
Am very very impressed. What an artiste. I discover something new in each & every song, but what is really mind-blowing is your vocal strength. Thank you. I’m touched. I can’t turn it off. Have to keep listening. Am under your spell…
At the weekend I finally got round to listening to your wonderful CD with the better acoustics I have at home… I really can’t say which song I like best – it really is all fantastic!
Everyone sings about love & yet Annette Yashpon manages to tell her stories so passionately that you cannot help but being touched by them… stories of love, longing, excitement, heartache & betrayal…
“Never Again & Always”… I love your voice. It touches my soul… romantic, sensitive, strong, so beautiful… you’re my “Flame Of The Night”…
“Ballads of Passion & Desire” – a truly powerful collection... I would love to take the “Leaves Of Change” with me.
…the British pianist Annette Yashpon presented her new album “Never Again & Always”. The artiste sat at the grand piano singing both ironic & stirring love stories about the passion & pain between the sexes, creating much appreciation from her audience.
I like your music. It‘s authentic. Unplugged. As if live, as I guess it is live! Plain. Just voice & hands. Nothing more. Convincing. I don’t need anything else. Anyone can add orchestra or computer. Only the professional can make it unplugged. Without a doubt. Pure & unadulterated...
Love is the central theme in her new album, “Never Again & Always”. Her own love story? To some extent…
Thank you so much for the CD! I put it onto my USB stick in the car & have listened to it several times now – it really has worked out well. Congratulations!
Standing ovations. For the singer. The pianist. The lyricist. The composer. For so much emotion. For the strength to pull through a project like this. Standing ovations for the result, the order of the songs, for… so much.
Your songs & your music are magnificent. The words come from the bottom of your heart. You are a true artiste! Your voice is so clear & so soft, wonderful for the heart & for the soul.
I've had an ‘earworm’ all week from your terrific piano interlude "I am a Lohmann Breeder". It was really fantastic. The whole performance and also the MC presenting! Let stay in contact for other events in the future.
…Glad to see you again as a Presenter on this ‘online’ FDM-event, but nothing prepared me for your song on the piano. I was blown off my chair! That was absolutely brilliant, staggering! And I do hope they keep a recording of that performance, so that we at Lohmann can enjoy it again and again. Too bad it was ‘online’, so you did not hear a well-deserved tsunami of applause, but be sure that I was screaming here, jumping up and down – and waking up the whole family who had gone to sleep already. …
At the end of the day...
...aren’t we all looking for the same thing? Recognition and love… and this is where music helps!
Having started “tinkling the ivories” when she was 4, Annette achieved a distinction in her Grade 8 piano exam at the age of 17. As an event pianist and singer, she has built up an extensive repertoire as a musician and tailors her music to suit the occasion, moving effortlessly between golden oldies, film themes, classical music, blues, ragtime and boogie as well as her own compositions. Playing without recourse to notes, she captivates audiences with her infectious enthusiasm.
Annette draws inspiration for her musical compositions from the romantic ups and downs of everyday life – sometimes her own experiences, sometimes those of others.
Her development as a musician in her own right is not only about finding an individual expressive outlet but rather focuses on sharing her stories with others, letting them find and feel their own stories in her music, moving audiences emotionally and giving them pleasure.
Her love of music started for a different reason altogether, one she remembers clearly: “It was all due to sibling rivalry, as my brother, almost two years older than me, had already started learning piano.
I was four at the time and so of course wanted to do everything he did, only better! With my little legs dangling down from the piano stool, as yet unable to reach the pedals, my journey into music began…”.
CDs + MP3s
One of the highlights in this journey was the release of Annette’s first CD – “Long Ago Seems Like Yesterday”, which she composed for solo piano, with influences from classical and film music.
A further CD – “Never Again & Always” – benefitted from the addition of vocals and lyrics and was a landmark in Annette’s career as a musician, presenting her not only as a pianist and composer, but also as a singer / songwriter.
By relying solely on piano and voice, she is able to express her feelings in the purest way possible; her “unplugged” style proving to be unerringly intimate and honest. The colourful and stirring songs, each telling a mini-story, reflect the traditions of chansons, ballads and stage musicals. Whatever the composition, love, passion, desire, heartache and betrayal are present throughout Annette’s work.
The album, “Never Again & Always”, expressing pensive themes of “Passion and Desire”, culminates in a bold reprise of the fourth song, “You Are The One”, in which renowned arranger, Nic Raine, expands on Annette’s style in an arrangement for full orchestra.
“With You”, its sister album, came next with ballads expressing the lighter-hearted feelings of “Affection and Devotion”.
Her “With You SPECIAL EDITION” CD reveals four brand new pieces.
Annette can be booked for your event as a musician to perform covers or her own musical compositions, and present just one to two pieces or a complete stage show.
Audiences comment on how she effortlessly combines the romantic vulnerability of her music with a vivacious and occasionally cheeky personality, which comes to the fore whenever she recounts an amusing story behind one of her songs.
At once entertaining and touching, her show can be performed in German, French or in her mother tongue, English.
The show’s length can easily be adapted to suit the requirements of the occasion and the wishes of the host, to guarantee a successful event with live music!
With You - SPECIAL EDITION
Ballads of Affection & Devotion
Why Wait Until Christmas?
Never Again & Always
Ballads of Passion & Desire
Long Ago Seems Like Yesterday
Cover Song Demos as a Pianist and Singer
The Press (Selection)
RADIO ANTENNE BRANDENBURG plays Annette Yashpon's cover version of “Summer in the City” - The Lovin' Spoonful, John Sebastian, Mark Sebastian and Steve Boone (1966) - in the programme, “Lollipop”:
- RADIO ANTENNE BRANDENBURG plays music from Annette Yashpon's new album, “With You” in the programme, “Lollipop”:
- Interview with RADIO PARADISO:
- Interview with RADIO ANTENNE BRANDENBURG in the programme “Lollipop”:
- Annette Yashpon reads, sings and plays piano: Pro arte Vivendi “Morgerstern Project Berlin” - reading and subsequent concert
- “JÜDISCHE ALLGEMEINE” NEWSPAPER writes about Annette Yashpon: article
- BILD writes about the Christmas single: “Why Wait Until Christmas?”: article
- CD-RELEASE SHOW IN BERLIN - “Never Again & Always”: article by BILD and article by WAGG