Singer/Songwriter Emily Bear breaks all the rules. The 17-year-old composer and piano virtuoso creates emotionally charged, ear-worm catchy music that is irreverent of genres yet combines them at the same time. A rather unbelievable journey from five-year-old piano prodigy on Ellen to in-demand global performer and composer, ushered her to this tipping point in 2019.
Along the way, she’s performed on some of the world’s most iconic stages — including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Hollywood Bowl and Montreux Jazz Festival — and received the highest accolades across musical styles including ASCAP Concert Music Composer of the Year, Herb Alpert Jazz Composer of the Year, W Magazine’s “It Girl” of the year and a recent award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
She has played in nearly every corner of the globe and enchanted a bevy of legends and music royalty. Her mentor, none other than Quincy Jones, produced her jazz debut CD. Last year, she headlined a 25-city sold-out European Stadium Tour, wowing audiences and garnering rave reviews in every city. As a scoring phenomenon for film and television, she performed and composed both the opening credits and end title songs to Warner Bros.’ recently released feature film, Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase, and is the featured pianist on renowned composer Mark Isham’s score for the upcoming Universal film, A Dog’s Journey. All of this set the stage for her dynamic debut as an original songwriter and vocalist with her 2019 single “I’m Not Alone,” produced by Toby Gad (John Legend, Beyoncé, Fergie) and her upcoming EP, Emotions.