Fresh from her debut at the Montreux Jazz Festival this summer, nine-year-old pianist and composer EMILY BEAR is proud to be making her debut at the Hollywood Bowl. She has been performing professionally since her debut at the Ravinia Festival in Chicago, when she was five years old. Since then she has appeared in concerts from The White House to Carnegie Hall, where she made her debut this past December.
Emily received national attention on The Ellen Degeneres Show. She appeared six times in two years, performing an original song for each appearance. At age six, Emily was a recipient of the 2008 ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Competition Award and performed at Lincoln Center. That year she opened for Ramsey Lewis and his Trio with a 30-minute solo concert. At age seven, she was the youngest student ever to be invited to study at the Aspen Music Festival. Emily made her classical orchestral debut at age seven, performing Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23.
Emily made her international debut performing two solo recitals at the Asissi of the World Festival in Umbria, Italy, and a solo concert in Hangzhou, China. This past summer she was presented by Quincy Jones at the 45th annual Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland as well as concerts in Barcelona and Vienna. This past May, Emily was invited to perform for the Dalai Lama at an event in Los Angeles. Emily recently was featured at The Noble Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, a new awards show honoring 15 charities, produced by Michael Seligman, honoring Morgan Freeman.
Emily has recorded five CDs of original music and three sheet music songbooks. Profits from each of her CDs and songbooks are donated to the following charities: Susan G. Komen for The Cure, UNICEF, Ronald McDonald House Charities, and The Children’s Hospitals of Los Angeles and Chicago.