Concert Pianist, Accompanist, Pedagogue, Vocalis
Renowned for his illustrious journey through the world of music, Brian Riker stands as a paragon of classical excellence. With an unwavering passion for the piano, Mr. Riker embarked on his musical odyssey, commencing with the attainment of a Bachelor's degree in Piano Performance from the esteemed Sam Houston State University.
Eager to continue his harmonious pursuit of musical mastery, Brian pursued the pinnacle of academic achievement by completing his Masters of Music at Lamar University. Yet, his thirst for knowledge and artistic growth remained insatiable, leading him to undertake postgraduate studies under the esteemed tutelage of concert virtuosos, including the celebrated Richard Dowling and Margerie Rasche.
For over two glorious decades, Mr. Riker has graced the musical stage, both as a virtuoso performer and a devoted church musician. He has lent his sublime talents as an accompanist, enchanting audiences and fellow musicians alike with his unparalleled skills.
A true luminary in the realm of music education, Brian Riker is not only a maestro on the piano but a revered mentor. His involvement with the National Music Teacher Association showcases his dedication to the art of pedagogy. Under his expert guidance, his students consistently ascend to the zenith of musical achievement, garnering the highest accolades and accolades at prestigious music festivals.
In every note that flows from his fingers and in every student he molds into a musical virtuoso, Brian Riker's dedication to the art of piano and his unwavering commitment to musical excellence shine brilliantly, illuminating the path for aspiring musicians and aficionados of fine artistry.