Who We Are
The Music Audio Stories journey began when Anna-Christina decided to combine musical talents and skills with fellow musician/producer Adie Hardy. Whilst working on the first Music Audio Story, they searched online for other audiobooks similar, yet could find nobody combining original classical music with original children's stories and Sound Effects. They decided to invent their own genre and call their creations 'Music Audio Stories'!
To help bring Music Audio Stories to life, Adie and Anna-Christina have worked with professional actors and musicians including the Olivier nominated actor Paul Kaye who has appeared in numerous TV and film roles and was the original Mr Wormwood in the award-winning West End hit musical Matilda and Thomas Meadows who can be found touring the world drumming for some of today's biggest artists such as Kylie Minogue.
They teamed up with illustrator Jenika Ioffreda to create a book series based on Anna-Christina's Story Time (read about that here Story Time) and released Storytime activity packages for both parents and schools.
Over the years, Music Audio Stories has expanded and excelled in creating unique children's musical audiobooks like no other! A passion for preserving the environment, kindness towards animals as well as each other, and achieving your dreams is at the heart of Music Audio Stories.
Anna-Christina began playing the piano and cello aged 12 and wrote her first full orchestral piece when she was 14. One of her first classical piano compositions met with the approval of Richard Blackford (the British TV, Film, Opera and Emmy Award-nominated composer) and was chosen for a music competition to represent her school. She excelled in composition and performed at The Royal College of Music and St Paul's Church for the Royal Family several times.
Anna-Christina is qualified in Sound Engineering, Music and Sound Technology and Music Production. She composes music for film and media. She has also been a professional musician, touring and recording in various projects as a musician as well as a singer and has released several recordings. She is the storyteller, author and narrator of Music Audio Stories.
Adie has worked within the music industry for over 25 years, initially as a professional musician touring and recording with several bands and then mainly as a recording studio-based engineer and producer. He set up and runs Unit 2 Studios where he has worked with amongst others Gus Dudgeon, The Fun Lovin Criminals and both Paul Cooke and Glenn Matlock of the Sex Pistols.
Adie has several film and TV credits to his name. He wrote and recorded two songs for Andrew Birkin’s ‘The Cement Garden’, co-wrote and recorded the soundtrack for ‘Straight Way Lost’ by Jack Weatherley (which was selected for the 2011 year BFI London Film Festival with special mention for the soundtrack) and completed playing and recording 5 songs for the Tiger Aspect production ‘Walking and Talking’. Adie also recorded the song ‘Guardian Angel’ by Lucie Silvas for Walt Disney as well as the song ‘Walking The Dog’ featuring predominantly blind musicians (also with Paul Cook) for a charity record for Guide Dogs For The Blind.
Jenika has been reading and drawing comics for as long as she can remember. After attending Scuola Romana dei Fumetti (Roman School of Comics) in Italy she moved to the United Kingdom where she self-publishes her award nominated comic book series Vampire Free Style: the story of a black cat in a world of magic, mysteries, vampires and witches.
Her series has sold over 5,000 copies at comic conventions over Europe, has been praised by reviewers, has a loyal following and has been requested as set dressing for the movie 'This Must Be The Place'.