Composed for this years' Piano Day festivities. Check out the many wonderful events and things associated with this fantastic initiative here: http://www.pianoday.org/ Listen to my debut album 'Mono' here: http://smarturl.it/SW-Mono A few thoughts: ‘Shelter’ is the retreat to somewhere safe and familiar; the contrast between feelings of discomfort and disruption, and finding peace and safety in something or someone. Not that uncertainty disappears or that periods of difficulty, hardship or pain can be blithely healed with a piece of music; better perhaps that they are suspended, for a moment. The piano has been my shelter for most of my life, however sometimes sheltering itself can be painful, and there have been moments when I’ve not played enough to make me feel happy. I’m now getting the opportunity to share my music with a wider audience, and it’s a wonderful place to be. As such, Piano Day is a big moment to celebrate the instrument and the way that it helps me fulfil who I am.