ARTS San Antonio presents The 5 Browns from Alpine, Utah. The 5 Browns are a classical piano ensemble consisting of five siblings—two brothers and three sisters. They are delivering on their dream to wake up classical music by introducing it to new audiences.
Ryan, Melody, Gregory, Deondra and Desirae – all attended New York’s Juilliard School. In fact, they became the first family of five siblings ever accepted simultaneously.
The quintet enjoyed their first wave of critical attention in February 2002 when People magazine dubbed them the “Fab Five” at about the same time they were featured on “Oprah” and “60 Minutes.” The 5 Browns have released three CDs that each went to #1 on Billboard Magazine’s Classical Album Chart. The New York Post has proclaimed: “One family, five pianos and 50 fingers add up to the biggest classical music sensation in years…When these kids do Rachmaninoff, they’ll make you forget about Marshall amps.”
The 5 Browns perform individually or together in various combinations, from duo to complex five-piano arrangements. They reveal a deep connection to the intent of their material while bringing a fresh energy and dynamic character to the color and tonal spectrum of their sound.