Nicole Milner 1937 - 2017
Born in Brussels, Belgium and raised in the United States, Nicole began studying classical piano at age seven. She graduated from the New York High School of Music and Art and studied at Tanglewood Music School and Julliard Conservatory.
She developed her own style of improvisation, playing for audiences in California, Mexico, Japan and Europe. Over 60 years, she performed in concert halls, retreat centers including Rancho La Puerto, health care facilities, conferences, community events, fundraisers, house concerts, and for the Bread & Roses organization. She wrote scores for theatrical productions, dance, and multimedia events. Her music has been on network television, radio and independent film festivals.
Her original songs have been performed and recorded by a variety of artists, including Shaina Noll “It’s A Joy To Get To Know You”.
In 1987, Nicole released her first album “Rites of the Dolphin,” with Ishtar, a trio of piano, sarod, and cello.
Her second album "North Coast" is widely considered her finest work. It is used in the soundtrack for the movie "Multiply By Six Million" featured on Sundance.
Nicole recorded another solo piano album "Free Association", as well as "Audible Light" with Phoebe Sorgen and Edie Hartshorne, and other projects.
Her children’s choral song, “Peaceful World,” was selected as the United States winner in the UNICEF-sponsored New Children Songs competition. It was performed by the San Francisco Boys Chorus and published in Switzerland as vinyl records, cassettes, and books. The music video with Carlos Reyes was released by Song Brigade on January 2017.