Her name is Emily Bear. She was born in August of 2001 and is a composer, pianist, singer, and songwriter. Now while there are a lot of musicians and writers out there, not all of them can play two pianos at the same time. Emily can.
Emily at twelve had herself a little fun at Hollywood Piano Store in Burbank.
She does a little split pose, hands on separate pianos, and she plays her own composition. It’s a light, jazzy uptempo piece that’s really fun to listen to. Bear gives a smile as she taps those delightful notes. It’s a bit Bossa Nova actually.
Emily is fascinating to watch. Perhaps it’s the pose or the way her arms alternate in angles while she plays both pianos. Whatever it is, she has that cool factor that makes her stand out from other pianists.
She debuted at the age of five.
This was at the Ravinia Festival and she was the youngest performer there. Her fame grew after appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show when she was six. What makes Emily stand out is that at such a young age, she was already composing her own music.
There are countless pianists out there, each unique and super talented but Emily is in a class all her own.
Here’s an online fan saying,
“Emily’s skill is crazy. The two pianos at once. I have been a fan of hers for a long time. Just crazy what she can do. Thank you Emily.”
He’s not wrong. She’s incredible!
She gives a little pause, looks at the camera and gestures with a, “Check this out”, look. Her arms and hands go up and down both pianos playing a quick sequence of alternating notes. The cool part is that her arms look like a spider’s legs dancing along to her very piece.
That may not have been intentional but adds to the dazzling effect of her playing both pianos.
So says a fan named Linda.
“Unbelievable 2 pianos being played by a little kid. She is amazingly talented.”
One piano is boring.
For Emily at least. This young lady has won 2 Morton Gould Young Composer awards, making her the youngest to win. Add to that 2 Alpert Young Jazz Composers awards and her first album, Diversity, which was produced by her mentor, Quincy Jones.
There’s no doubt in anyone’s mind that Emily is an amazing musician. She’s not even dolled up here. Like any ordinary teenage girl walking around the house, but with hands that work magic on the piano. Oops, pianos. Plural.
Her style, her crazy two pianos at once video, are just stark contrasts of a young woman growing up. She likes to have fun, that much is clear. But unlike other girls her age, Emily prefers jazz and samba.
She lets her fingers do the talking. And you had better be listening!
You’ll be replaying this and searching for her other performances. Watch Emily below!
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