Ryan & Ryan is a dynamic father-son piano duo that blends classic and contemporary music into an enthralling concert experience. From Rachmaninoff to Gershwin to Billy Joel, Donald and Barron Ryan combine their talents to create a dazzling blend of old and new schools.
Donald is a well-known master of diverse styles as evidenced by a diploma from the 9th International Chopin Competition and his induction into the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame. Donald is one of the most distinguished Steinway pianists in the world.
Given his father’s profession, Barron’s choice of playing the piano is no surprise. He has been a prizewinner in numerous piano competitions, including the Oklahoma Israel Exchange Young Artists Competition in 2011, and has been a featured soloist at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, and many other venues.
As a performing team, Donald and Barron amaze audiences with their skill, expressiveness and love for music making together. Well versed in classical, jazz, Ragtime and funk, they create exciting new music and give freshness to beloved standards. Audiences everywhere have been thrilled by their renditions of selections from Grusin’s The Firm soundtrack as well as Rachmaninoff’s Second Suite for Two Pianos. George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue consistently garners rave reviews and enthusiastic standing ovations. Ryan & Ryan is a proven hit with audiences of all generations. Their inventiveness and infectiousness joy for life resonates with patrons long after the final curtain falls. To sum it up, they make music that inspires.