SB Piano Boys
1221 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
Doors 5:30 PM / Show 6:30 PM
This event is all ages
SB Piano Boys
SBPianoBoys, aka “The Piano Boys”, Rhyan and Zeyn Shweyk, 13 and 14 years of age respectively, have been playing classical piano since 5, composing since 8, performing publicly since 9, and recently teaching music to youngsters of all ages. They enjoy performing regularly at various venues and functions to entertain and encourage people, the youth especially, to listen to and appreciate classical music. They continually capture the admiration of big audiences everywhere during their weekly appearances all over, and receive the appreciation of all music lovers, the respect of many professional musicians, and the recognition of judges during competitive auditions that already earned them several widely-recognized accolades and awards.
They have performed for the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra farewell concert and SB Youth Opera at the Lobero Theater, the Music Academy of the West in Hahn Hall, Santa Barbara Fiesta Finales, Ojai Youth Opera at Libbey Bowl, Santa Barbara First Thursdays, Santa Barbara Public Library’s Faulkner Gallery, Santa Barbara County Arts Commission, a number of known hotels, restaurants and cruise ships, here and abroad, many private functions and fundraisers, and are regular at local favorites at their hometown in downtown Santa Barbara, the Funk Zone, almost all local retirement homes, different SB and LA farmer's markets, and have recently become an integral part of a UCSB music ensemble and performed at Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall.
Zeyn and Rhyan play Chopin, Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Haydn, Tchaikovsky, Grieg, Debussy besides other composers, and enjoy performing for any audience of any size. They currently have a beautiful two-hour repertoire of some of the best known pieces by these composers, and can improvise and play for up to four hours, which they often do on weekends on State Street and SB Pier.
SBPianoBoys aspire to introduce as many young people as possible, and to attract more adults, to classical music, and to one day be able to use science to better heal and cure with the aid of classical music.