Christel Veraart is a composer, musician and singer whose recordings are inspired by the wealth of her travels around the world. She blends the sounds of her Western musical background with the sounds she finds in the environments that surround her.
Christel drew listeners into the Arctic with Arctic Aquarelles, and her award-winning album Polar Suite. She made us yearn for the vast pampas and glorious beaches of South America in Terra Incognita. With her latest album Lotus Dreams, we cannot help but fall in love with yet another corner of her world and ours.
Through her music she explores emotional connections with the natural world and how that shapes moods, dreams and interactions. She has recorded a number of albums and her music has been featured, in film, dance and stage productions, both in the USA as well as abroad.
A recipient of multiple film industry awards in the USA, for her work she received an Individual Artist award from the Rasmuson Foundation and was supported by the Alaska State council on the Arts. In 2017 the Alaska Arts and Culture Foundation awarded Christel Veraart the Connie Boochever Fellowship in Musical Composition. Furthermore, her music has been featured several times on the national (USA) broadcast of the radio program, Hearts of Space.
Her work ranges from solo to small ensemble to large orchestra, drawing on a wide variety of musical and cultural influences and is often described as ambient, cinematic, and avant-garde classical.