Michelle Qureshi Official Bio

Michelle Qureshi is an award winning classically trained guitarist, multi instrumentalist and composer, who has released 15 albums and 33 singles and EPs since 2012. Michelle’s music has tens of millions of streams on global platforms. 

Combining her formal training with intuitive and improvisational elements, she performs both as a solo guitarist and a presenter of sound experiences. Her Harmonic Sound Immersion™ events are transformative sound meditations created by the healing vibrations of ancient and modern instruments which she describes as a kind of "horizontal concert."

Professional awards and nominations for her music include recognition from Zone Music Reporter, New Age Music Guide, New Age Notes Radio, Echoes Radio, One World Music Radio, The River of Calm, and many independent and public radio programs. 

Besides reaching various top music charts she has several tracks on Sirius XM and Editorial Playlists on both Spotify and Pandora. 

As a self-taught guitarist, in her teens she had aspirations toward a more expansive understanding of music. Initially starting her undergraduate work in psychology, she recognized her need for creative expression, so she changed her course of study and started out, at twenty, as a beginning classical guitar student in pursuit of the discipline and knowledge that a formal music education promised. 

During this time she was elected to the music honor society Pi Kappa Lambda, and graduated, with honors, with Bachelor and Master of Music degrees. Along with her expertise on guitar, she has taught herself to play many other instruments which she incorporates in her compositions, recording and sound healing performances. 

The 2024 album "A Day On Venus" has won Best New Age Instrumental Album from the Clouzine International Music Awards and Best Album Wild Card from One World Music Radio, as well as nominations, placements and charting on a number of New Age, Ambient and Guitar music charts and programs such as Echoes Radio, New Age Notes Radio, NACC, One World Music Radio, and New Age Music Chart. 

A "Blueprint for Life" was released in May 2023, earning top spots on the charts and playlists, and features on SXM Spa. In May 2021 "Within" was awarded Best Acoustic Album by One World Music Radio as well as a place on the “Top Ten New Age Albums of 2021” on New Age Music Guide. 

In 2019 she released "Sage," "Harmonic Dreams," "Guitar Sojourner," "Of the Harvest," "Asleep with Windows Open," "As it Once Was" and "Because We Knew." "Silver Chord," an album of deep ambient tunes, as well as "Short Stories," an acoustic guitar album, received ZMR nominations in 2018, and she also released "An Offering," "Floating" and "Inside the Lightbox."

Her 2017 album "Seventh Wave" was nominated for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album of the year by ZMR, which at the time was the industry source for New Age, World, Ambient, Electronic, Instrumental Music, with many months on the top 100 Airplay Chart.

"Scattering Stars" won Best Ambient Album from One World Music Radio in 2017 and placed in the top 50 albums of the year on the ZMR charts. "Scattering Stars" ranked in the top 25 albums for Echoes Radio and was an "Editor's Pick" and "Staff Pick" on CD Baby.

Michelle's music is heard on major streaming services as well as Sirius XM and Echoes,

Beyond her musical training, Michelle is a Reiki Master, a practicing yogi, a meditator, and a student of both Shamanism and Active Dreaming.

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