It all started when... I was five years old, learning piano and violin alongside my (now 10) siblings. I remember practicing violin early in the morning, and falling asleep on the piano bench late at night. As a kid, the hardest part about practicing violin was finding a music stand that was short enough! My father would wake me up every morning at 6am to practice violin in the kitchen, as we would simply prop up my book in a kitchen drawer!
Brayden Drevlow leads a dedicated musical life as a professional performer. A native of Thief River Falls MN, Drevlow studied Piano Performance under the tutelage of Dr. Jay Hershberger at Concordia College in Moorhead MN. Throughout his career as a concert pianist, Brayden has won several concerto competitions and has performed as a featured soloist alongside the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra, Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra, and the Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra. Brayden’s mesmerizing skills as a concert pianist have caught the attention of Classical Minnesota Public Radio where he has recorded in their famed Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser studio as an MPR Varsity featured artist.
In his travels as a performer, Brayden has made his name as a world-class musician, performing for unique people in unique places. From performing on President Ronald Reagan’s prized 9-foot Steinway grand piano at the Presidential Library in Simi Valley CA, to giving a private piano recital at the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Washington DC. Other unique performances include ragtime piano at Disneyland CA and Disneyland Paris, "Barber of Seville" in Seville Spain, piano bars in Killarney Ireland, Parliament in Lithuania, Reykjavik City Hall in Iceland, hurricane relief concerts in Puerto Rico, harpsichord at George Washington's home, and even performing for the President of the United States in Washington DC.
Sharing their virtuosic sounds, Brayden and his brother, Brock, perform as the only touring bass/piano duo in the nation, L’Ambizioso Duo (LAmbiziosoDuo.com). Sponsored in part by the Minnesota Arts Council, the Duo has reached hundreds of thousands of people all around the nation. The Duo was recently featured on PBS’s “Celebration of Music” television program.
Outside of music, Drevlow is a GE/Ronald Reagan Presidential Scholar, Eagle Scout, and Master Freemason. He serves as Ambassador to the USA/Canada for the Republic of Užupis in Eastern Europe. He enjoys pushing the boundaries of adventure, from fire-breathing to scuba-diving to skydiving. In his spare time, he is an avid traveler, active church organist, Ambassador for the Arthritis Foundation, maintains a private music studio, and enjoys spending time with his musical family of 13.
In addition to piano, Brayden is a skilled violinist, performing on his great-great-grandfather's violin. The violin originates in Germany from a doctor on horseback who gave it to Brayden's then 10-year-old ancestor, Osmos, in whom he "saw great potential." While the exact age of the family heirloom is unknown, it is estimated to be over 150 years old. A dark espresso brown and slightly larger than average violin, it has a rich broad sound, and is truly one of a kind. On the violin, Drevlow has performed in the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra, Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra, Minot Symphony Orchestra, and Minnesota All-State Orchestra, among others.
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