Bryan Pezzone is the consummate crossover pianist of his generation. He has excelled in classical, contemporary, jazz, and experimental genres and is known for both his versatility and virtuosity as a performing artist, improviser and composer. He has performed with many major symphony orchestra associations, has toured widely with the jazz group Free Flight, and is known in the Los Angeles's area as one of the primaries free-lance pianists for film and television soundtrack recording, contemporary music premieres, and chamber music accompanying.
As a soloist, Bryan has performed with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Pasadena Pops, Santa Monica Symphony, San Antonio Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute Orchestra, United States International University Orchestra, U.C. Irvine Symphony Orchestra, Eastman Philharmonic and the Pacific Symphony. He has also been invited to perform solo keyboard concerts that blend traditional concert repertoire, improvisations and
original works using the Yamaha Midi Grand by Willamette University for its Distinguished Artist Series, the University of Miami, Rice University and in many Southern California appearances including the California Institute of the Arts where he was on the piano faculty from 1987 – 2000 and has created their multi – focused keyboard program. In addition, Bryan has been the principal pianist with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra from its inception in 1991 through 1999, has received on – screen credit for his performance on the soundtrack of “The Game” (with Michael Douglas), The Bucket List, The Kite Runner, Lars and the Real Girl, Flipped, City By the Sea and has been the pianist on virtually all of the cartoons released by Warner Brothers and Disney (Animatics, Pinky and the Brain, Goof Troop, Bonkers) from 1990 – 2002.
Bryan received his Bachelor of Music from the Eastman School of Music in 1984 where he was awarded the Performers Certificate and won the concerto competition. He was invited to the Tanglewood Music Center two successive summers as a full scholarship fellow in 1983 and 1984 where he received the C.D. Jackson Master Award.
He attended the Banff Centre during its winter term on scholarship from 1984 – 1985 as an alternative to graduate studies in order to have the necessary time to freely blend various aesthetics and diverse performance traditions into a unique approach. This passion remains the focus of his work and continues to evolve in Bryan’s own concerts called “Freedom Series” an eclectic blend of Bryan’s compositions and improvisations mixed with personal musings on life and inspiration.
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