Welcome to composer/singer Ortansia's homepage. After studying philosophy and religion in England, Ortansia has had a successful musical career. Her songs have been played in many countries and her melancholic melodies and beautiful lyrics have brought her many fans around the world. She teaches at a university and gives performances of her music at concerts. Please enjoy Ortansia's music, podcasts and the world she creates. And be Ortansia's fan!



Ortansia in Films

posted 2023/03/24 22:50:36

Ortansia engages in dialogue with the Academy Award nominated Japanese film animator Yamamura Koji in a 56-minute documentary film titled 'Doors to Fantasy', directed by Noel Williams and Anastasia Marika Williams. Her musical compositions are used for the soundtrack of the film. 'Doors to Fantasy' has been officially selected and awarded in 25 international film festivals to date, and physically screened at international film festivals, including the 9th International Short Film Festival, Canton (China) (at the Ancient Times International Cinema, Pane District, Guangzhou), the Cultural Animation Film Festival 2023, Honolulu (USA) (at the Doris Duke Theater, Honolulu Museum of Art), and the Venus Community Awards 2023, Istanbul (Turkey) (at the ICC Culture Center).



Doors to Fantasy is produced by MariJapan Studio.
MariJapan Studio:






  • Natachka Night
Ortansia is a scholar, composer and singer. She was encouraged in her composing and songwriting career by the eminent composer Professor Boris Tishchenko (a student of Shostakovich) and has released two albums to date that have been positively acclaimed for their lyricism, melodies and orchestra. She has worked with the highly talented producer and conductor, Alim Shakh, principal conductor at the St. Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory's Opera and Ballet Theater and the Novosibirsk Philharmonic Orchestra, and the acclaimed composer Anton Tanonov, former head of the composition department at the Conservatory.

Ortansia's first public performance as a soloist was singing in front of Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II at a concert in London as a teenager. She received a letter of thanks from Her Majesty.

As regards her compositions, Ortansia has had success in international songwriting competitions, including the UK songwriting competition, and was a Finalist in the VH1 Song of the Year competition in Texas (for her jazz song, Cafe Window).

Ortansia's songs have been included on several internet commercials in Japan, as well as on the soundtrack of a promotional video shown at an exposition on robots and artificial intelligence at the'Big Sight' venue in Tokyo. Her songs were also played as background music at an art exhibition in Harajuku, Tokyo. She was invited as special guest on fm. radio shows in Japan, and her songs have received airplay on many radio and internet radio programmes worldwide. Her songs have also been repeatedly played on in-house radio in shops and supermarkets in the US and Japan (including Walmart's and Tackle Berry).

Ortansia has recently started a 15-minute podcast in Japanese, titled 'Natachka Night', in which she plays and chats about her music and things dear to her:


She also has a 10-minute podcast in English, titled 'To A Red Rose':


The 'To A Red Rose' podcast is ranked amongst the top 200 podcasts on Otonal's Podcast Ranking site:
To A Red Rose - オルタンシア | ポッドキャストランキング (podcastranking.jp)


Ortansia appears as interviewer, and her music is used as the soundtrack, for the award-winning 56-minute documentary film 'Doors to Fantasy' about the Academy Award nominated Japanese film animator Yamamura Koji. The film has received screenings at various international film festivals, and shown at prestigious cinemas in China, Turkey, the US and France (Le Grand Rex, Paris' largest and most well known cinema):


Ortansia has been recognized by Marquis Who's Who for Excellence in music and academic study.

She obtained a doctorate from the University of Oxford.



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