At age 17, Pianist/Composer/Songwriter Emily Bear enjoys arranging, orchestrating, and performing in a diverse collection of styles. Having made her professional debut at the Ravinia Festival at 5 years old, she has since performed at many of the worlds’ most well known venues including Carnegie Hall, the White House, Lincoln Center, Montreux Jazz Festival, Blue Note, Ravinia, and the Hollywood Bowl, among others. Her concerts have taken her to concert halls across the U. S. and Europe and Asia and her love for all musical styles ranges from pop,classical, jazz, and everything in-between.
Emily was the youngest to ever receive the ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award at age 6 and symphonies all over the world have performed her original orchestral pieces. She is the 2016 and 2017 recipient of the ASCAP Herb Alpert Jazz Composer of the Year Award and recently was commissioned to arrange an original composition performed by 25 piano’s at the same time for Street Piano’s Mesa.
Establishing herself as a classical artist, she performed Mozart’s Piano Concerto, no. 23 K488 at the age of 7. Other pieces in her concerto repertoire include Schumann Piano Concerto, Rhapsody In Blue by Gershwin and the Grieg Piano Concerto in A minor.
Emily also loves composing for film and TV and recently scored 6 national commercials for Weight Watcher’s ‘Simple Start’ campaign. Emily has released several CD’s of original music and her most recent CD, Into The Blue, topped the Billboard Charts. Her previous CD, Diversity, was produced by Quincy Jones for Concord Music. Her five sheet music songbooks of original music are distributed worldwide by Hal Leonard Music. Emily has helped raise millions for charities across the globe through performances and events.