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Adrianne Duncan

Adrianne Duncan is a pianist, singer, songwriter and composer based in Los Angeles.

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Pianist, singer, composer and songwriter Adrianne Duncan has been making music since the age of six. The daughter of renowned classical guitarist and Clark Atlanta University professor Charles Duncan (author of The Art of Classical Guitar Playing), she honed her classical piano skills through summers spent at Tanglewood and Brevard Music Centers, master classes with such luminaries as Leon Fleisher, Ruth Laredo, Murray Perahia and André Watts, and four years as the pianist for the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Jere Flint. She attended Northwestern University on a music scholarship and is the winner of numerous piano competitions and scholarships.

Now based in Los Angeles, Adrianne has performed at such diverse venues as Atlanta’s Symphony Hall as a concerto soloist, the American Embassy in Berlin, and Los Angeles’ Blue Whale, Catalina Jazz Club, REDCAT at Disney Hall and the Skirball Cultural Center. She has performed and recorded in the United States and internationally with globally recognized musicians including Grammy-nominated Lado B Brazilian Project, with whom she toured Brazil on keyboards and vocals, and on The Jazz Chamber with legendary multireedist Bennie Maupin. Also a producer and arranger, her projects include albums for actor- singers Jacqueline Emerson (The Hunger Games) and Larry Wolf (Pound, Putney Swope). Her latest album Gemini features her original compositions and arrangements.

Adrianne’s voice and piano playing can be heard in such films and television shows as God’s Country, Sanctuary, The Young Kieslowski and the Emmy-nominated musical episode of The L Word: Generation Q. She is a founding member of a cappella vocal improvisation collective Fish to Birds and is currently arranging a song cycle of spirituals for Grammy-nominated tenor Victor Ryan Robertson, recently performing the material as a duo to a capacity audience at the historic Penn Center on St. Helena Island, South Carolina.

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