Behr live in concert at Carnegie Hall (Weill), 2013.

Pianist James Behr at Carnegie Hall (Weill)

PARADIGMS

piano concerto no. 3


BOCA SWEET

symphonic pops


COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO

Broadway


E-DATE

Broadway  


DREAMQUEST

Broadway


THE JUNGLE ISLAND

children’s musical



RHAPSODY TABLEAUX

piano: classical / jazz / new-age


SUITE MEMOIRS

new-age piano


KALEIDOSCOPE SUITE

fusion rock/new-age  


BEHR PLAYS BEHR

piano: Classical / Blue-Age


PRISMS

jazz / nu-jazz


FANTASY LATINA

piano concerto no. 1


EUROPA

piano concerto no. 2




RECORDINGS & ORIGINAL BEHR WORKS

BIO, PHOTOS & RECORDINGS BELOW

“A demon pianist”  –  THE BOSTON GLOBE


“Genius composer”  –  InTheFray MAGAZINE


“A brilliant pianist.”  –  THE VOICE


“An outstanding performance by the gifted artist ... sparkling wit.” – THE HOLLYWOOD OBSERVER


“Full of beautiful, romantic, sweeping melodies.”

– OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE


“Impassioned music ... a standing ovation.”

–  HUDSON VALLEY NEWS


“A formidable talent.” – GREAT NECK SYMPHONY GUILD


“He received standing ovations when he thrilled the audience [with Rhapsody in Blue].” – THE DEERFIELD OBSERVER


“Behr distinguished himself ... His [Grieg concerto] was flawless, breathtaking, a true musical adventure.”  

–  THE BOCA RATON REPORTER


“A superb pianist ... profound knowledge.”

–  WYNMOOR NEWS


“Dramatic, exciting, melodic ... wonderfully colorful, dramatic and witty songs”  –  NEWS BLAZE


“I loved it ...  lot of pizzazz, a lot of staying power fueled by solid music and excellent performances.” –  REVIEW FIX


“The lyrics were smart and sassy and the musical score was truly one of the best. –  GREENWICH VILLAGE EXAMINER


“It was great! ... I felt we were watching a West Side Story-esque, Les Mis kind of production.”  –  REVIEW FIX

About The Artist:   James Behr was hailed as “a demon pianist” by The Boston Globe and “genius composer” by InTheFray Magazine.  A Juilliard graduate, he has performed throughout the U.S., including TV and radio; Carnegie Hall; Alice Tully Hall and Lincoln Center; the Ravinia and Tanglewood Festivals; and with  orchestras including the Virginia Symphony, Naples Philharmonic and Florida Symphonic Pops as Artist in Residence.  He performed at Carnegie Hall as First Prize winner in the 2013 Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition.   His original music includes Europa (piano & orchestra), Rhapsody Tableaux (blue age), Suite Memoirs (new age piano), Kaleidoscope  Suite (fusion rock/new-age), Prisms (nu-jazz), and Boca Sweet (symphonic pops).  His musicals include E-date (Off-Broadway Times Square Arts Center), Dreamquest, The Jungle Island, and The Count of Monte Cristo, lauded as “beautiful, romantic, sweeping” (Outer Critics Circle).  It won awards from the New York Musical Theatre Festival and West Village Musical Theatre Festival and ran Off-Broadway at the Bleecker Street Theater.  Behr is a graduate of Juilliard and Northwestern University.  A Steinway Artist, he resides in New York and often lectures on music at Manhattan College.

Behr releases, available on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Spotify, and many more, include his three piano concertos (Fantasy Latina, Europa & Paradigms), "Symphonic Works" (Boca Sweet, The Count of Monte Cristo and Wall Street Dreamquest musicals & more), Suite Memoirs (new-age piano), Behr Plays Behr Plays Chopin (B minor Sonata), Prisms (jazz/nu-jazz) Rhapsody Tableaux (new-age/blue-age piano), and Kaleidoscope Suite (fusion rock/new age).

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