In Roses in Winter, love appears in various guises: from innocent charm to unbridled passion, tender reminiscence to romantic seduction, filial love to spiritual transcendence. Each piece relates to the theme of love, beauty and rebirth in the midst of illness and death.
Roses in Winter is a tribute to Jana Ting's father and others affected by cancer. Jana believes we are connected by common experiences. The experience of a loved one facing cancer is one that hits home and changes a family. She hopes to remind us that love can shine through in moments of darkness.
Jana Ting donates net proceeds from her concerts and CDs to the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation and her father's memorial fund at University of Winnipeg in Canada.
Graduating at 17 with an Associateship Diploma in Piano Performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music, Jana Ting decided to pursue systems design engineering at the University of Waterloo in Canada. There, she combined her love of music with science by working on computerized Braille music and recording the chamber music concerts for radio broadcast.
While working as a computer engineer in New York and London, England, Jana explored Indian ragas with American composer Michael Harrison and jazz piano with Charles Sibirsky and Ralph Lewars.
Her father's illness inspired Jana to place music and writing before engineering. Jana went on to earn a Trinity Licentiate in Piano Performance, an Associateship Diploma in Piano Teaching and perform recitals in London, England and Winnipeg, Canada.
Today, Jana teaches, performs and facilitates workshops on developing personal creativity. She is also currently writing a book on practise and performance tips for amateur musicians.