Artist ProfileThe 5 Browns
The 5 Browns are delivering on their dream to wake up classical music by introducing it to the widest, largest, and most excited audience they can find. Whether performing individually or together in various combinations from duo to complex five-piano arrangements, The 5 Browns 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.
The 5 Browns—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 3 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 tour extensively and have performed in numerous venues including Grand National Theater in China, Suntory Hall in Japan and, in the United States, The Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, Symphony Hall in Chicago, and Carnegie Hall’s Isaac Stern Auditorium and Alice Tully Hall in New York City. Individually and collaboratively, they have soloed with orchestras around the world. In addition to touring, The 5 Browns are published writers. Their book, Life Between the Keys, a lighthearted collection of personal stories, was published by Phoenix Books in March 2009. The group was also featured in a PBS TV special, “The 5 Browns in Concert,” which aired on PBS stations throughout the country.
The 5 Browns are managed by IMG Artists, LLC, and are exclusive Steinway Artists.