The former staff pianist for Disney Studios, Lincoln Mayorga is known as "a legend of versatility". Lincoln performs in concerts and for events of all types, playing a mix of jazz and classical music, often with highly entertaining comments. He has given his eclectic concerts all over North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. His recordings include most of George Gershwin's music, including Rhapsody in Blue and the Concerto in F, with the Harmonie Ensemble NY.
Lincoln played for my wedding cermony. He did an amazing job. He Was very early and very professional. He kept in touch all the way until my wedding day. Very professional.
Response from Lincoln Mayorga:
Thank you, Amanda. I enjoyed meeting you, your groom, your sister Angela, and especially your enthusiastic flower girl! I would say, "Let's do it again," except for the fact that it looks like your marriage is going to last! - Lincoln
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Biography – Revised March 24, 2012
"Impeccable pianism" -- Los Angeles Times
"The most enjoyable concert of the year..." --Ventura Coast Reporter
"The pianistic flare of an Artur Rubinstein and the droll standup delivery of some of our best young comedians"--News Herald, Franklin, PA
Find a musician who is equally versatile and virtuosic regardless of musical genres and you've found Lincoln Mayorga. The range of his professional success transcends the varied worlds of classical music, popular music, and jazz.
For many years, Lincoln enjoyed one of the busiest studio careers in Hollywood. He was the staff pianist for Walt Disney Studios and contributed to the soundtracks of such motion pictures as "Chinatown," "Pete's Dragon,"The Competition,"The Rose," and "Ragtime",to name a few.
As pianist, arranger,and conductor, Lincoln made many recordings with such artists as Johnny Mathis, Barbra Streisand, Vikki Carr, Mel Torme, Phil Ochs, Andy Williams, Frank Zappa, and Quincy Jones.
Lincoln has taken his diverse 18th through 21st century repertoire to more than two-hundred cities across the United States, Canada, Europe and Russia. His performing collaborations have been with such musicians as Itzhak Perlman, Richard Stoltzman, Michael Tilson Thomas, Gerard Schwarz, and many distinguished American orchestras.
He has become recognized as a champion of American music. The Moscow Philharmonic invited him to perform Gershwin's Rhapsody In Blue and "I Got Rhythm" Variations, on their first concert devoted to American music. The recordings derived from that concert have been widely praised in the music press and are often played on the radio.
Lincoln has been the featured guest on "Piano Jazz,"Marion McPartland's popular program on National Public Radio. He recently completed the composition of a piano concerto,"Angels' Flight," a nostalgic tribute to the city of Los Angeles and the cinematic musical idiom. This work had its first performance with the composer as soloist, assisted by the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra.
About Lincoln Mayorga's recent recordings with Steven Richman and the Harmonie Ensemble/New York, Brian Reinhart (Music Web International) has written:
Lincoln Mayorga...makes a glorious Gershwin player in the “I Got Rhythm” Variations and the “Rhapsody in Blue,” and a sensitive, elegant accompanist in “Summertime.” He makes for an intelligent member of the band in the other songs - listen for his light touch in “Somebody Loves Me.” There are no mannerisms, no fiddling, none of the faux-edginess of classical pianists who think they are being jazzy by noodling and acting unpredictable. There is just solid, golden-toned pianism, cheery playfulness, and a generous spirit at one with the music.
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