Brian Kelly - music - composer & pianistBRIAN KELLY is an award-winning composer, pianist, and recording artist producing contemporary instrumental and solo piano music.

Tomorrow’s Daydream, Brian’s 4th album release, is a suite of eleven original, neo-classical solo piano compositions, sparkling with elegance and joy. The album has been awarded two silver medals in the 2018 Global Music Awards: one for Album, and the other for Instrumental Performance Solo….Read More

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definitely one of the few albums I would place on the top shelf!

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…BUTTERFLY RAPTURE is a many faceted jewel… with sparkling composition and a resonance that sticks with you long after the last song plays.

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Wings Over Water – Solo Piano Music by Brian Kelly

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Brian Kelly - Wings Over Water - solo piano - coverWings Over Water
, my new solo piano composition, is now available on all streaming and download platforms! Listen now or purchase a download.

Wings Over Water, a contemporary solo piano composition from Brian Kelly’s upcoming fifth album, is a lyrical, dynamic, and elegant neoclassical piece that is evocative of the motion, grace, and beauty of nature. This track has received awards for Best Classical Song and Best Classical Songwriter in the 2021 Indie Music Channel Awards and received a Silver Medal in the 2021 Global Music Awards.

Sheet music for Wings Over Water will be coming soon… please signup for my newsletter to be notified when sheet music is available.

REVIEWS

“Wings Over Water” review by Steve Sheppard / One World Music Radio

I must admit to being most excited to hear this latest single by pianist and composer Brian Kelly, I seem to have been following his musical progression since 2008 and his album Afterplay, and now, some thirteen years later, comes a powerful and vibrant new single entitled Wings Over Water.

This cinematic solo piano offering is truly splendid, I live near the ocean and it would perfectly fit the flight of various gulls and terns as they make their way across the coastal regions.

The fast paced noted structures are sublime in there context, and the chords manifest a creative backdrop, while the melody is rich in colour and texture. Full marks to Brian Kelly, as I have a feeling that Wings Over Water is going to be a big chart hit for the artist.

“Wings Over Water” review by Kathy Parsons / MainlyPiano.com

“Wings Over Water” is an incredible solo piano single from Brian Kelly’s upcoming fifth album. Composed, produced and performed by Brian Kelly, the single was recorded and mixed by Gary Mankin. Even before its release, “Wings Over Water” has collected an impressive number of awards, including “Best Classical Song” and “Best Classical Songwriter” at the 2021 Indie Music Channel Awards (Brian’s sixth award from them) as well as a Silver Medal at the 2021 Global Music Awards (Brian’s sixth Silver Medal from them since 2016).

I’ve been a big fan of Brian Kelly’s music since before his 2004 debut album, Pools of Light, and “Wings Over Water” is definitely one of his most beautiful pieces. Rapidly flowing and in constant motion, it also clearly demonstrates what an amazing pianist he is. Spirited and free, this sampling makes me even more anxious to hear Brian’s next album. A second single will be available the end of December 2021. Sheet music is also in the works!

“Wings Over Water” is available from Amazon, Apple Music/iTunes, SoundCloud, Spotify and other streaming sites. Very highly recommended!

AWARDS
• 2021 Indie Music Channel Awards – Best Classical Song
• 2021 Indie Music Channel Awards – Best Classical Songwriter
• 2021 Global Music Awards – Silver Medal

CREDITS
Brian Kelly – piano
Gary Mankin – recording & mixing
All music composed, performed, and produced by Brian Kelly
© 2021 Brian Kelly

RELEASE INFO
Release Date: Nov. 12, 2021
Duration: 4:28
UPC: 692381300802
ISRC: USSL62100001
Label: Skylight Music
Catalog #: 3007
Genres: Neoclassical, Solo Instrumental

Brian Kelly wins Best Classical awards in 2021 Indie Music Channel Awards

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Brian Kelly - Best Classical awards - 2021 Indie Music Channel AwardsComposer Brian Kelly has been awarded Best Classical Song and Best Classical Songwriter in the 2021 Indie Music Channel Awards for his original contemporary solo piano composition Wings Over Water. Brian has received five prior awards from the Indie Music Channel.

Wings Over Water is original contemporary solo piano music from Brian Kelly’s upcoming fifth album. All music composed, performed, and produced by Brian Kelly. Release Date: Nov. 12, 2021

LISTEN to Wings Over Water on your favorite music streaming service.
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Composer Brian Kelly Awarded Silver Medal in 2021 Global Music Awards

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Brian Kelly - Wings Over Water - solo piano - silver medal winner - 2021 Global Music AwardsComposer Brian Kelly has been awarded a silver medal in the 2021 Global Music Awards for Composition/Composer of his solo piano composition Wings Over Water. This is the sixth silver medal awarded to composer Brian Kelly from the Global Music Awards since 2016.

Wings Over Water is original contemporary solo piano music from Brian Kelly’s upcoming fifth album. All music composed, performed, and produced by Brian Kelly. Release Date: Nov. 12, 2021

LISTEN to Wings Over Water on your favorite music streaming service.
https://smarturl.it/wings-over-water

Memories to Come – Solo Piano Music by Brian Kelly

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Memories to Come - solo piano music by Brian KellyAward-winning composer/pianist Brian Kelly has released a single called “Memories to Come.” This contemporary solo piano music that sparkles with neoclassical elegance and melodic eloquence, as it evokes happy memories and nostalgic longing. May it offer hope and inspiration as we live through this time of uncertainty. This is one of a series of solo piano singles that Brian has released in 2020. As of today (Friday, July 17, 2020), the track is available on all major music streaming platforms (Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, etc.) https://smarturl.it/memories-to-come

Please listen, share, add to your playlists. I appreciate your support!

Composed, performed, & produced by Brian Kelly
Mixed & Mastered by Gary Mankin
© 2020 Brian Stephen Kelly (BMI)
All Rights Reserved.

ISRC: USSL62000004
UPC: 692381300505
ISWC: T-932.431.251-8
Duration: 3:02
Record Label: Skylight Music

Cup of Dreams – Solo Piano Music by Brian Kelly

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Cup of Dreams - solo piano music by Brian KellyAward-winning composer/pianist Brian Kelly has released a new single entitled “Cup of Dreams.” This delightful and celebratory contemporary solo piano music sparkles with elegance, rich harmonies, and improvisational eloquence. The piece is one of a series of solo piano singles that Brian has released in 2020. As of today (Friday, July 3, 2020), the track is available on all major music streaming platforms (Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, etc.) https://smarturl.it/cup-of-dreams

Please listen, share, add to your playlists. I appreciate your support!

Sheet music for Cup of Dreams will be available in September 2020.

Composed, performed, & produced by Brian Kelly
Mixed & Mastered by Gary Mankin
© 2020 Brian Stephen Kelly (BMI)
All Rights Reserved.

ISRC: USSL62000005
UPC: 692381300703
ISWC: T-932.431.244-9
Duration: 3:22
Record Label: Skylight Music

Brian Kelly Awarded Best Classical Song in 2020 Indie Music Channel Awards

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Brian Kelly - Best Classical Song - 2020 Indie Music Channel AwardsComposer Brian Kelly has been awarded Best Classical Song in the 2020 Indie Music Channel Awards for his solo piano composition “Petals on the Path”.

This is the fifth award Brian Kelly has received from the Indie Music Channel Awards since 2017.

LISTEN to Petals on the Path on your favorite music streaming service.
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SHEETMUSIC for Petals on the Path will be available in September 2020.

Composer Brian Kelly Awarded Silver Medal in the 2020 Global Music Awards

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Brian Kelly - Into the Garden - solo piano - silver medal winner - 2020 Global Music AwardsComposer Brian Kelly has been awarded a silver medal in the 2020 Global Music Awards for Composition/Composer of his solo piano composition “Into the Garden”. This is the fifth silver medal awarded to composer Brian Kelly from the Global Music Awards since 2016.

LISTEN to Into the Garden on your favorite music streaming service.
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SHEETMUSIC (for advanced/intermediate players, in the key of E Major, 6 pages):
https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/21750127

2020 Solo Piano Concert Tour – POSTPONED

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UPDATE: Due to health and financial concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, all of my 2020 concerts have been postponed until 2021. Stay safe and be well!

Award-winning pianist/composer Brian Kelly will be performing a solo piano concert tour in 2021 on the west coast of the USA (California, Oregon, and Washington). Brian will perform music from his acclaimed solo piano albums Butterfly Rapture and Tomorrow’s Daydream, as well as new compositions. Each concert will be presented in tandem with another pianist/composer.

Tickets will go on sale in May 2021 at: https://briankelly.eventbrite.com
Info at www.SoloPianoConcerts.com

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Trees in the Mist – Solo Piano Music by Brian Kelly

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Brian Kelly – Trees in the Mist – solo pianoAward-winning composer/pianist Brian Kelly has released a new contemporary solo piano single entitled “Trees in the Mist.” This is one of a series of garden-themed solo piano singles that Brian has released in 2020. As of today (Friday, February 7, 2020), the track is available on all major music streaming platforms (Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, etc.) https://smarturl.it/trees-in-the-mist

“Trees in the Mist” is an expressive contemporary solo piano work that conveys qualities of nature inherent in the title: strength, motion, and fluidity. Please listen, share, and add to your playlists. I appreciate your support!

Composed, performed, & produced by Brian Kelly
Mixed & Mastered by Gary Mankin
© 2020 Brian Stephen Kelly (BMI)
All Rights Reserved.

ISRC: USSL62000003
UPC: 692381300406
ISWC: T-931.093.576-3
Duration: 3:37
Record Label: Skylight Music

Petals on the Path – Solo Piano Music by Brian Kelly

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Brian Kelly – Petals on the Path - solo pianoAward-winning pianist/composer Brian Kelly has released a new contemporary solo piano single entitled “Petals on the Path.” This is one of a series of solo piano singles that Brian will release in 2020. As of today (Friday, January 24, 2020), the track is available on all major music streaming platforms (Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, etc.)

“Petals on the Path” is a story of delicacy and drama told by solo piano. What was their journey? Did they fall gently? Did they flutter and swirl? Is their fragrance only a memory? Please listen, share, and add to your playlists. I appreciate your support!

Composed, performed, & produced by Brian Kelly
Mixed & Mastered by Gary Mankin
© 2020 Brian Stephen Kelly (BMI)
All Rights Reserved.

ISRC: USSL62000002
UPC: 692381300307
ISWC: T-930.061.556-9
Duration: 4:08
Record Label: Skylight Music

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