I had an amazing solo performance at Mexicali Live on June 28th, 2017 and one of my favorite moments was my collaboration with the unbelievable multi-instrumentalist and composer, Lubomir Smilenov, who accompanied me on kora. The melding of cello and kora is absolutely magical and it's something that needs to be explored much more. Stay tuned for an EP that Lubomir and I are making...
We are more than thrilled to announce that a new music album, INNER PEACE, was just released today by our talented Bryan Wilson.
Inner Peace is the second solo album of cellist, and composer, Bryan Charles Wilson. A unique mixture of multicultural, uplifting, and peaceful melodies ranges from traditional Sahaja Yoga Indian bhajans to spiritual Western songs and of course soothing music of Bryan Wilson, himself. (track 2 and 9)
Wilson is a graduate of CalArts, the contemporary cellist who is the founder and director of the Bryan Wilson Cello Studio, and the author of the hit book, Cello Chords (2011) and composer and performer of solo album, Oso Perezoso (2017).
Wilson believes that music is a pure means of dialogue and expression. And inner Peace is what all we need for a harmony connection between spiritual life and practical life. In this album, he wishes to spread and share with you all the universal melodies of bliss, jubilation, and inner peace.
To purchase Inner Peace as a digital download or as a physical CD, please visit: https://bryanwilson.bandcamp.com/. 30% of CD purchases directly support Canajoharie School for peace promotion.
I've got a BIG show coming up on June 28th at 7:30 pm (doors at 6 PM) at Mexicali Live in Teaneck! I'm playing in my hometown for the first time in a long time and I'm really excited to showcase some new material too. This will be my last show in town for a while as I'm moving to Vietnam with my wife where I will be playing cello and composing for Vietnam Dance Movement Therapy.
Come out to the show! For tickets, please contact me at email@example.com and I'll get you hooked up!
I'm super excited to release my new album, Oso Perezoso. You can preorder it here: https://bryanwilson.bandcamp.com/album/oso-perezoso
There are TWO album release shows that you can attend! Both shows are free.
The first show is March 10th at 9 PM at Greenpoint Gallery (390 McGuinness Blvd, Brooklyn, NY 11222).
The second show is March 12th at 8 PM at The Center for Modern Dance Education (84 Euclid Ave, Hackensack, NJ 07601)
Come on out and I look forward to seeing you there!
Bryan Charles Wilson, a gifted composer, author, and cellist for acclaimed New York City based orchestral post-rock outfit, You Bred Raptors?, is thrilled to release, Oso Perezoso, his first solo effort. His debut record draws from his classical upbringing on cello and combines it with his passion for hip hop drum beats, synthesizers, and detailed production.
Wilson is a graduate of the very non-traditional California Institute of the Arts and has truly blazed his own musical path on the album with his cello. The record, which is set for a March 7, 2017 release, is deeply personal for Wilson. Half of the songs were written for his family including his loving and hilarious 96 year old grandmother, Roz, his gorgeous new bride, Minh, and his very supportive parents, Syd and Paul. The rest of the tracks feature the cello singing melancholic melodies over hip-hop drumlines and roaring synths.
The young composer found his affection for non classical cello music in his teens after attending The New Directions Cello Festival. He found that the classical world was very constricting, often uptight, and he rarely felt inspired playing in an orchestra. Seeing amazing and forward thinking cellists there opened up his mind as to what was possible on the instrument.
On top of that, Wilson is the author of the instructional book, Cello Chords, 2011 which has become a go to resource for cellists all across the globe. The book, all the sheet music, and backing tracks for Oso Perezoso are available on Wilson’s website, www.BryanWilsonCello.com. He hopes that young cellists will be inspired by his new album to not only play his tunes, but also create their own.
Hey everyone, I just wanted to make a quick introductory to Bryan Wilson Cello Studio, in which I teach students in person in Northern New Jersey and all across the world via Skype. I teach students of all ages and skill levels and offer lessons in different styles of music such as improvisation, rock, blues, jazz, and groove styles. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested or have any questions. I look forward to working with you!
If you are looking for a cello teacher, look no further! I offer cello lessons across the world via Skype and in person lessons in Northern New Jersey. I have students all over the USA and would love to teach you!
I teach all skill levels and ages and I like to give students a strong foundation in classical technique and repertoire, while simultaneously introducing them to improvisation and alternative styles of cello playing. I have students who have never touched a musical instrument to those who are professional composers. I make sure I tailor each student's curriculum to what he/she wants to learn, whether it's improvisation, refining technique, building musical confidence, or just playing cello for fun!
Music is about expression and creativity and I help to foster these wonderful skills in every student I teach. So if you are interested in cello lessons via Skype or in person in Northern New Jersey, don't hesitate to contact me at email@example.com. I’d love to teach you!
I was VERY excited to play on Good Day New York with You Bred Raptors?! We got the call a couple days before we had to go on and I couldn't believe it. I had a really great time playing and I hope it's the first of many TV appearances for my band. Check it out and also be sure to catch the awesome documentary series, Rhythm in Motion, by Jenny Schweitzer.
It’s finally here, after years of hard work, my band, You Bred Raptors?, released it’s 3rd full length album, Grant, on November 18, 2014. I wrote a lot of the songs on this album and I’m super proud of it. Make sure you give it a listen, I really think you’ll enjoy it!
I am really excited about this piece about me Awesome Article!, which was published in both the Teaneck Suburbanite and The Bergen Record. It goes over what it’s like to play in the subway and also about my band, You Bred Raptors?, new album, Grant! You seriously don’t know how happy this made my grandma. Love yah gram! I may not be a banker, lawyer, or a doctor, but hey, I can make it into the paper with my cello, right?
So a couple months back I spoke with someone from Strings Magazine about what it’s like to busk in the subways and what kind of gigs it can lead to. I recounted one of my band’s more hilarious stories about playing a corporate gig that was…well, really weird. Thanks to Strings Magazine for letting me tell that funny anecdote!
My friend since I was literally 2 years old, Julian Randolph, is an awesome songwriter and producer. From time to time I’ll throw some cello down on his tracks, and lucky for me, his recent project, Memorybilia, was a hit and got written about in The Source. Jules is the man and gave me a shout out in the article for playing on the album, so now I’ve got some street cred…Haha, just kidding…I have zero street cred. Here’s the article:
Hey there everyone, here’s an awesome EP by the band, Jerkagram, that I lent my cello skills to. Take a listen!
So I’ve been working on this track off and on for a while and I’ve really been trying to pay attention to mixing and production. Since I grew up playing a wooden box, I never really had the background in recording, mixing, production, etc. I’ve been learning a lot lately in this realm and I feel like this track shows my progress. There’s definitely tons of room for improvement, but I’m moving in the right direction. Check it out.
I just wanted to let all of you know that I offer cello lessons in Bergen County, New Jersey. I teach all skill levels and ages and can travel to you for in-home lessons! I give students a strong foundation in classical technique and repertoire, while simultaneously introducing them to improvisation and alternative styles of cello playing. Music is about expression and creativity and I help to foster these wonderful skills in every student I teach. So if you are in North Jersey and are interested in cello lessons, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d love to teach you!