A native of the Pacific Northwest, pianist Brooks Tran began playing the piano at the age of seven. He received his Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance at the University of Washington under the tutelage of Patricia Michaelian. Tran has performed throughout the west coast, including appearances at Meany Hall and Benaroya Hall in Seattle, and the Carmel Music Society in California, as well as on the air on 98.1 King FM. He won the annual UW Concerto Competition and was featured as a soloist with the University Symphony and the UW Wind Ensemble. Tran also recently performed Chopin’s 24 Préludes live with dance group Compagnie Marie Chouinard of Montreal. Tran is an avid chamber musician, collaborating regularly with chamber music partners. He formed the Erös Trio in 2010, and has worked with internationally acclaimed groups, including the Claremont Trio, Cuarteto Casals, and members of the Seattle Chamber Music Society. Tran is also the co-founder and associate artistic director of Parnassus Project (www.parnassusproject.com), a chamber ensemble and series presenting a new, dynamic approach to the classical concert experience. Additionally, he is very involved with contemporary music, performing regularly with the UW Contemporary Group. He recently participated in the Seattle Piano Institute where he worked with Robin McCabe and Christopher O’Riley. Tran is currently pursuing his Doctoral of Musical Arts, studying with Craig Sheppard. Mr. Tran maintains a private teaching studio, and he is also involved in musical projects outside the classical world.