Singer-songwriter Emily Bear is an 18-year-old composer and piano virtuoso who creates emotionally charged, catchy music that combines various genres.
It has been an unbelievable journey for Bear, who appeared on Ellen as a 5-year-old piano prodigy and is now an in-demand global performer and composer. Along the way, she has performed on some of the world’s most iconic stages—including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Hollywood Bowl, and Montreux Jazz Festival—and received awards such as ASCAP concert music composer of the year, Herb Alpert jazz composer of the year, and W magazine’s “It Girl” of the year.
Bear’s mentor, Quincy Jones, produced her debut jazz CD. Last year, she headlined a 25-city sold-out European stadium tour. She performed and composed the opening credits and end-title songs to the feature film Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase, and is the featured pianist on renowned composer Mark Isham’s score for the film A Dog’s Journey.
All of this set the stage for her dynamic debut as an original singer-songwriter with her 2019 single “I’m Not Alone,” produced by Toby Gad, and her upcoming EP, Emotions.