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 before school 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. Throughout his career as a concert pianist, Brayden has won several concerto competitions and has performed as a featured soloist alongside the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra, the Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra, and the Bemidji 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 a featured artist.
In his travels as a performer, Brayden has made his name as a world-class musician, from performing on President Ronald Reagan’s prized grand piano at his Presidential Library in Simi Valley, CA, to giving a private piano recital at the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Washington, DC. He enjoys sharing his music with unique people in unique places, such as playing ragtime piano at Disneyland, the "Barber of Seville" in Seville Spain, piano bars in Killarney Ireland, parliaments in Lithuania, Reykjavik City Hall in Iceland, harpsichord at George Washington's home, or 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.
Outside of music, Drevlow is a GE/Ronald Reagan Presidential Scholar, Eagle Scout, and Master Freemason. In his spare time, he is an active church organist, Ambassador for the Arthritis Foundation, maintains a private piano 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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