MP3 Emily Bear - Once Upon A Wish
Beautiful piano solo music, performed and composed by 7 year old, calming, emotional and uplifting.
10 MP3 Songs in this album (21:25) !
Related styles: EASY LISTENING: Mood Music, NEW AGE: Neo-Classical
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Emily Bear is 7 years old and studies piano with Mary Sauer of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Veda Kaplinsky, head of the Julliard piano department and jazz improvisation with Alan Swain. Emily is equally comfortable playing jazz, classical, or her own compositions.
Emily made her professional debut performing a solo concert at the Ravinia Music Festival in July, 2007 when she was 5 years old. She played a solo 40 minute program mixing classical, jazz and her own compositions. She is the youngest performer in Ravinia’s more than 100 year history. She was asked back to perform there a second time on September 7, 2008 and has been invited to perform at Ravinia for the third year in a row during summer of 2009.
On March 24th, 2008, Emily was invited to perform at The White House for The Easter Egg Roll breakfast for President and Mrs. Bush and 400 guests. She performed a 30 minute solo concert mixing jazz and original compositions.
Emily was a recipient of a 2008 ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Competition award for her original song, “Northern Lights”. She was one of 9 winners in the 18 year old and younger category out of a field of almost 600 applicants. She was asked to be one of two pianists to perform at the awards ceremony in New York City this past May, and was invited to perform her winning song again for a performance at Lincoln Center this coming December.
Emily received national attention when she was a featured guest on The Ellen Degeneres Show. She appeared on 3 episodes in three and a half months: October 3rd and November 23, 2007 and January 8th, 2008. She composed an original song for each appearance: “Ellen’s Song”, “Thanks...”, and “The Love In Us”.
In January, Emily was asked by Steinway and Sons to perform a solo concert at the Chicago film premier of the new documentary film "Note by Note: the Making of Steinway L1037". She performed the concert on the actual piano built in the movie.
Emily opened for Ramsey Lewis and his Trio on October 17th, 2007, playing a 30 minute solo piano concert. Emily also appeared at The Raue Center for the Arts this December 9th in a featured solo concert. She opened The 2007 McDonald’s Chicago Thanksgiving Day Parade (which was televised nationally on WGN) performing her original song “Waterlights”.
Emily made her orchestral debut in front of a capacity audience of 2500 people performing her original song, “The Love in Us” with The Orlando Symphony Orchestra at a private corporate event in April, 2008.
Last year, when she was 5 years old, Emily performed at the 2007 MIC Gala where she played a jazz set at the Celebrity Piano Bar along with renowned musicians Ramsey Lewis, Corky Segal and Wez Kaufman. This past May she was asked to play on the main stage as a featured performer at the 2008 MIC Gala. She was also featured at a Young People’s Concert for MIC.
Upcoming concerts include performing Mozart’s Piano Concerto, no.23, k488 in March, 2009 with the Rockford Symphony Orchestra and in April, 2009 with the Champagne-Urbana Symphony. Emily will perform a concert in February, 2009 at the Music in the Loft Concert Series and was invited back to perform again this year at The Raue Center for the Arts as well as The 2008Chicago Thanksgiving Parade.
Emily was asked to become a video disc artist for the Piano Disc System and just taped an episode for a new children’s television show for PBS titled, “All You Need Is Music”, produced by Wonderworld Television. Emily was also recently featured on the WFMT Radio Show, Introductions.
Emily recorded her first CD, Five Years Wise, in July of 2007. The CD is a mixture of jazz standards and original songs. A second CD, The Love In Us, featuring 10 original songs, was released in April, 2008. She is a member of ASCAP and AFTRA.