Piano Boys Bring Classical Music to Goleta
By Robert Bernstein
Zeyn and Rhyan Shweyk are The Piano Boys. You may have seen them performing on State Street, at Camino Real Marketplace or at the Amazon Open House during First Thursday.
This week they performed to an attentive and enthusiastic crowd at the Cambridge Drive Community Church in Goleta.
Here are my videos and photos:: http://swt.org/events/pianoboy
Here are all of the videos in a single playlist:
Each of them performed challenging pieces flawlessly and with passion. But there is nothing quite like seeing them performing together with "four hands".
Here they performed Mozart's Sonata in D Major. Check out the tricky bits they perform with such grace and precision!
Their encore also showcased their nimble fingers playing together:
Here is the full program of their performance:
From the program: "The SBPianoBoys, Rhyan and Zeyn, aka The Piano Boys, are young brothers who have been playing classical piano since 5, composing since 8, performing publicly since 9, and recently teaching music to youth and adults alike. They aspire to introduce and attract everyone to classical music, youngsters especially, and to spread its immense beauties and benefits everywhere."
"Besides their exceptional love for music and entertaining, the brothers have always maintained highest grades academically, are currently in the Engineering Academy at Dos Pueblos High School taking a big interest also in the sciences, and hope to one day combine classical music with engineering, or medicine, to better heal and cure as many medical and neurological conditions as possible."
Zeyn (red jacket) is15 and Rhyan (blue jacket) is 14. They will soon face the enviable yet difficult challenge of deciding where to put their primary focus: On their music or on their equal passion for science and medicine.
Be sure to check out and Like their Facebook page here to watch for upcoming performances: https://www.facebook.com/SBPia
You can catch them for free for now. But someday you may have trouble getting tickets to see them at the Granada. Or Carnegie Hall!