Living in such diverse places as India, France, Malta, Thailand, the US and now Cyprus. Each change in location has added its unique musical flavor to Kristin's music
This was very evident on her debut release, NOTES FROM A JOURNEY, produced by Grammy Nominated NY
musician/producer, Alex Salzman.
And the world is listening! The prestigious IMA gave NOTES FROM A JOURNEY the Best New Age album Award of the year!
The album debuted at #2 on the ZMR radio chart and reached #1 at ContemporaryMusic.com. Music journalists raved about the album! ZMR nominated her for Best New Artist.
And One World Radio also awarded Kristin with the Best Vocal Album of the Year!
Her musical frontiers have extended to some of the latest contemporary musical genres, such as her work with Russian ambient/chill producer Solarsoul in Moscow. Their first song, “Hope Never Dies,” made it to number 31 on the Beatport Top 100.
In a 2014 Kristin released FOREVER CHRISTMAS, her first collaboration with husband and musical partner, world renowned pianist, David Lanz. Reviews claimed it as the year's best Christmas album and it set the stage for what was to come.
2015 brought another collaboration by this talented couple, SILHOUETTES OF LOVE. Romantic New Age pop at it's finest! They brought in a talented team of producers and musicians including Grammy winning keyboardist and producer, Greg Karukas, Also in the producers chair, David's talented brother, Gary Lanz and their good friend, Grammy Nominated producer Alex Salzman. The results were sublime!
Kristin has been compared to the likes of Karen Carpenter. She has even been called the Barbra Streisand of New Age! To this end, and because of her wide ranging vocal abilites, Kristin created a project entitled, PRIVATE COLLECTION, released in 2017. A recording of some of her favorite cover songs. From the Beatles to Broadway; James Taylor, Mama Cass, Helen Reddy and the afore mentioned Karen Carpenter and Barbra Streisand. All beautifully performed... heartfelt and stirring!
In 2019, she released the single Campane a Sera (feat. Charlie Bisharat). The song is dedicated to lovely evenings under the Mediterranean dusk.
The single Silent Night (2021) was a follow-up to the huge popularity of her rendition of O Holy Night (first released 2014) which to-date has received several millions streams worldwide.
Silent Night reached #1 position on two major European Charts in December 21. It has Kristin’s daughter, Zoë Emmy contributing vocals, David Lanz on piano with David Arkenstone’s production.
As of this writing, Kristin is releasing a gorgeous piece of music entitled, Lover’s Bridge (Ponte dell’Amante), with her husband David Lanz. The song features Grammy winning violinist extraordinaire, Charlie Bisharat and the renown Cameron Stone on Cello (Game of Thrones/Star Trek etc.)
The piece is the first of several new songs - all collaborations with Lanz, having an Italian “thread” releasing over the next few months -which will eventually be followed by a new album.
Noteworthy contributors are: David Lanz (piano), Charlie Bisharat (violin), Cameron Stone (Cello), David Arkenstone (keyboards and production), Kristin Amarie (vocals) and Zoë Emmy (2nd vocals), Nicolas Ntimas (production).
In between her own releases, Kristin is a regular collaborator and contributor to her husband, David Lanz's, solo piano work." She has an amazing ear," says David, "and has added a wonderful new dimension to my recordings!"
"I’ve had some challenging times in life and know how important music was to me during those times and how music can function as a healer in many ways,” says Kristin. This belief provides the basis for her goals as an artist as she continues to mine her musical world for her next handfull of diamonds.