Brian R. Banks

What Others Say

Brian Banks’ compositions are among the most potent and poignant of any composer writing today. Contemporary music has always been a very central part of my repertoire and profile as a performer, and rarely do I come across a body of work that projects such an intensely personal, distinctive, varied and compelling musical language.

I have performed and recorded Brian’s first three piano sonatas, as well as shorter works and chamber music. The experience of playing Brian’s music comprises some of the most deeply fulfilling and rewarding musical experiences of my career. Brian and I have known each other for 33 years, dating back to when we were 1st year undergraduate students at the Peabody Conservatory, and I have so enjoyed watching and being a part of his many musical journeys since then.

Geoffrey Burleson, D.M.A.
Performer and Director of Piano Studies
Hunter College of CUNY

Brian Banks’ compositions are among the most potent and poignant of any composer writing today. Contemporary music has always been a very central part of my repertoire and profile as a performer, and rarely do I come across a body of work that projects such an intensely personal, distinctive, varied and compelling musical language.

I have performed and recorded Brian’s first three piano sonatas, as well as shorter works and chamber music. The experience of playing Brian’s music comprises some of the most deeply fulfilling and rewarding musical experiences of my career. Brian and I have known each other for 33 years, dating back to when we were 1st year undergraduate students at the Peabody Conservatory, and I have so enjoyed watching and being a part of his many musical journeys since then.

Geoffrey Burleson, D.M.A.
Performer and Director of Piano Studies
Hunter College of CUNY

Brian Banks’ compositions are among the most potent and poignant of any composer writing today. Contemporary music has always been a very central part of my repertoire and profile as a performer, and rarely do I come across a body of work that projects such an intensely personal, distinctive, varied and compelling musical language.

I have performed and recorded Brian’s first three piano sonatas, as well as shorter works and chamber music. The experience of playing Brian’s music comprises some of the most deeply fulfilling and rewarding musical experiences of my career. Brian and I have known each other for 33 years, dating back to when we were 1st year undergraduate students at the Peabody Conservatory, and I have so enjoyed watching and being a part of his many musical journeys since then.

Geoffrey Burleson, D.M.A.
Performer and Director of Piano Studies
Hunter College of CUNY