B.M. Piano Performance, Manhattan School of Music; M.M. Piano Performance, Montclair State University
Pianist Ryan Bridge is a multifaceted artist whose work traverses a variety of musical genres. As a solo pianist, Ryan has performed in venues such as the Curtis Institute’s Field Hall, Manhattan School of Music’s Greenfield Hall, the Steinway Gallery of New Jersey, and Steinway Hall of New York City, and has participated in music festivals including the Beijing International Music Festival and Academy, Miami Music Festival, and the Philadelphia Young Pianists Academy. A believer in musical activism, Ryan organized a concert in May 2020 to raise funds for the Artist Relief Fund which provided grants for those working in creative fields who were put in dire financial situations by the COVID-19 pandemic. As a composer and improviser, Ryan’s music has been heard at the John Cage Centennial Festival in Washington D.C., the SoundSCAPE festival in Maccagno, Italy, and has been performed by the Montclair State University Wind Symphony. As a collaborator, Ryan has performed in numerous recitals and has collaborated with a number of opera companies and opera programs inproductions of Hansel und Gretel, Carmen, and Le Nozze di Figaro. In addition to his private teaching studio, Ryan is an instructor of piano at the Wharton Institute for Performing Arts and Virtu Academy.