AFTER A DREAM A collection of the world's most beautiful compositions for violin and piano, hauntingly played by Pip Clarke with Scott Holshouser at the piano. Pip is a romantic, a fact that is highly evident in her playing. She demonstrates a style and tone that haunt the listener long after the music has ended. Unique and easily identifiable, her personality flows through every phrase. A lover of the 1930's and 40's, Pip feels as though she was born fifty years too late. Her artistic inspiration is derived from some of her favorite artists, from the world's most captivating singer, Bing Crosby, to the world's most romantic violinist, Jascha Heifetz, two of the most successful and beloved recording artists, rarely heard or broadcast in today's "high tech" world. On this disc, Pip plays a collection of some of her favorite musical gems. Once heard regularly, many of these beautiful pieces are seldom recorded or available today. This is music and playing from a time past, an era when the airways were filled with the sound of romance, movies were classics and an evening out was a candle lit dinner and dancing to the music of the big bands. Allow these works and Pip's playing to set the mood and carry you into a time from a bygone age. English by birth, Pip is undoubtedly one of the most romantic and passionate solo violinists performing in the world today. Her concert touring has taken her all over the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia, with performances from London's famed South Bank Center, to the Hollywood Bowl in California, to her recent Carnegie Hall debut in New York in October of 2007. A true romantic, Pip is a beautifully expressive player, a unique musician at the very peak of her talent. Her sound warms and haunts the listener long after the music has ended. Loved by audiences wherever she goes, Pip has become known the world over for her passionate and unforgettable performances. Critics have described her playing as "flawless" and "dazzling", demonstrating "incredible emotion" and often noting an "audience was spellbound". In a competitive age of solo instrumentalists, Pip quite simply stands apart. Her breathtakingly romantic style of playing is always easily identifiable. The passionate artistry, impeccable technique and luscious tone tell us that there is little doubt that Pip is one of the brightest stars on the musical platform of the world. Copyright 2006 Classic Jewel Records.