Steinway Artist and Manhattan College Professor James Behr has a distinguished background. Hailed as “a demon pianist” by The Boston Globe, he won first prize in the 2013 Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition, performing at Carnegie Recital Hall (Weill). A Juilliard graduate, he has performed as soloist and composer throughout the U.S., appearing on TV and radio; at Carnegie Recital Hall, Alice Tully Hall and Lincoln Center; the Ravinia, Tanglewood, Cullowhee and Chautauqua festivals; and with many orchestras, including the Virginia Symphony, Naples Philharmonic and Florida Symphonic Pops as Artist in Residence. As composer, his music includes works for piano, orchestra, jazz, fusion rock/classical, new-age and Broadway. His critically acclaimed musical, “The Count of Monte Cristo”, was lauded as “Beautiful, romantic, sweeping” by the Outer Critics Circle and appeared Off-Broadway at the Bleecker Street Theater. A Juilliard graduate, Behr resides in Manhattan and is Adjunct Professor of Music at Manhattan College. "A demon pianist” - THE BOSTON GLOBE "Genius composer” - InTheFray MAGAZINE "An outstanding performance by the gifted artist and composer ... with sparkling wit, he described the music and launched into humor.” - THE HOLLYWOOD OBSERVER "A brilliant pianist” - THE VOICE "He proved to be not only a superb pianist, but also a good lecturer who possesses profound knowledge.” - The Wynmoor News
Education Juilliard MM & BM Please visit www.JamesBehr.com
Awards Numerous! Please visit www.JamesBehr.com
Associations Adjunct Professor, Manhattan College
Genres & Ages Taught All ages.