Q&A Scene: Peter Sterling

Tell us about your new single/ album/ tour?

My current album is The Winding Way. Just won a Silver Global Music Award for Best New Age song.

What’s your favourite work at this point in time?

My favorite work is currently working in my home studio in Sedona Az creating my next album Visions and Dreams

How would you describe your sound in food form and why?

My harp sound is like Angel Food Cake – light and airy.

What, or who, inspires you?

I get much inspiration for listening to the classical masters such as Bach, Bethoven Wagner and Mozart

What’s next for you?

Next is releasing my new single called Long Cold Winter coming spring 2022

What’s your scene?

My scene is my home music studio and art studio where I live with my 10 year old son. Life is busy and full.

Peter Sterling is a award winning harpist who began to play after a series of life changing angelic encounter’s in the canyons of Sedona in the early 1990’s. His heart felt and celestial harp music has touched the hearts and souls of people world wide with many listeners reporting beautiful visions, angel encounters and even miraculous healing’s while listening to Peter’s heavenly music. During his 28 year career with the harp his recordings have been at the top of the radio charts and nominated for several awards. Recently Peter’s album Sanctuary of Light won the Hollywood Music in Media Award for Best New Age/Ambient album of 2021. His book “Hearing the Angels Sing” published by Light Technology Publishing, chronicles his 28 year journey as one of the angels harpists bringing the heavenly harmonics to earth during this time of the dawning of the golden age. Peter presents lectures and workshops on angels, creativity and the healing power of sound and music world wide. He resides in the red rock country of Sedona Az where he guides individuals and groups into the magic and mystery of the back country and sacred power spots.

Visit Peter at www.harpmagic.com

I worked on this record for over one year during the time of the global pandemic and lock down. Tucked away from the world in my home studio, these songs came forth from my heart and soul during this difficult time for all of us. As in music so in life says the back cover. I have found as many others have that our life is not a trek from point A to point B, but rather a meandering journey down the Winding Way with many unexpected twists and turns along the path to the destination of our hopes and dreams. My wish is that this music will uplift and bring joy to your heart and soul as you journey forth. Peter Sterling

About Peter Sterling
Born in Santa Monica, Peter began playing the piano at 6 years old, first accompanying his brother who was practicing violin. When he was 33 Peter moved to Sedona, Arizona, drawn to its energy vortices, its natural beauty, and its powerful connection to a higher purpose in life. It was in Sedona that Peter discovered his affinity for, or more accurately, his mystical connection with the Celtic harp. It was 1993 and he took to the instrument, without any formal training or lessons, like the proverbial fish to water.

His career as a recording artist began in 1994 with his first album, Harp Magic, released on the World Disc label. Success came almost immediately as the recording was nominated for the Best Instrumental Album award by NAIRD (now A2IM), an organization for independent musicians. His acclaim continued and grew exponentially in the 2000s with multiple nominations from the prestigious website New Age Reporter/Zone Music Reporter, including several nominations for Album of the Year. His albums consistently charted high up in their top 100, including grabbing the #1 spot for his 2013 release, Twilight Serenade. While his recent works are released on his own Harp Magic label (including his 2018 album, Magic Kingdom), Real Music, one of the giants of new age music, released his Shadow, Mist and Light album in 2005. His most recent recognition came in 2017 when he shared the Hollywood Music and Media Award for Best New Age song. In addition, Divine Reflection from Sanctuary of Light won the HMMA for Best Ambient/New Age song of 2021 and Sanctuary won the 2021 COVR Silver Award in the Visionary Music category.

When he is asked, “What is the best part of being a musician?” Peter answers, “Creating music that touches the heart and soul of listeners… bringing peace and healing to people all over the world. I love receiving letters about how my music has touched peoples’ lives.” Peter looks back at his path to the present now and humbled at his worldwide success. Back when he was recording his first 8-track compositions on a cassette tape in Byron Bay, Australia, and then marketing it by going door-to-door to Sedona’s stores, he could scarcely imagine that one day his music would reach people across the planet through international airplay (Pandora, SiriusXM, Soundscapes) as well as on major airlines (United and American).

Composed & produced by Peter Sterling for Harp Magic Music (BMI)
Peter Plays a custom made Lyon and Healy electric Troubador, keyboards, vocals, percussion, freenote chimes, G-Dov Gertzweig/violin, Richard Hardy silver and bamboo flutes, Hans Christian Cello
Mastered by Eric Boulanger, The Bakery Sony studios Culver City

The Winding Way is OUT NOW – via Harp Magic Music

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