Ryan Gannon, piano

Hometown: Redwood City, California

Meet Ryan

Ryan appears on Show 388: Blanket Fort 2, recorded in May 2020.

Ryan Gannon (piano), 17, lives in Redwood City, California. He has studied piano with Steinway Artist Sujeeva Hapugalle since he was four years old. Ryan has excelled and won first place in many regional and international piano competitions. He has performed at Carnegie Hall six times and studied at Boston University Tanglewood Institute’s Young Artist Program twice. Ryan gave his first full piano concert at age 8 to raise money to buy a piano for his local elementary school. He has participated in community fundraising concerts every year since to help send local children to the San Francisco Symphony and other musical venues. Ryan founded the Musical Outreach Club at The Nueva School to nurture the school’s musical talent and to share it with the community. In addition to piano and school, Ryan enjoys swimming, tennis, and producing music.

Listen to Ryan

Show 388: Blanket Fort 2
Excerpts from: Paraphrase on Quartet from Verdi’s “Rigoletto” by Franz Liszt (1811 –1886)