Michael R. Hicks has uplifted audiences all over the world - from the Middle East to California, from Calgary, Canada to Kenya, Africa. His music won awards and many have performed his arrangements, including national country stars. Michael has produced four albums since 1997. His project, Creations, is an album of original piano-based instrumental music, which celebrates the beauties of the earth. Creations was nominated for three Pearl Awards. In 2002, Michael initiated a collaboration between talented pianists Jon Schmidt, Paul Cardall, David Tolk, and himself to create an astoundingly beautiful new-age piano collection called Piano Portraits, which was nominated for two Pearl Awards. When he is not writing music, recording, or performing, Michael enjoys spending as much time as he can with his family. Michael currently lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with his wonderful wife, Natalie, and new daughter.