The 5 Browns

Piano, Shows and Attractions, Symphony Pops


The 5 Browns – Desirae Brown, Deondra Brown, Gregory Brown, Melody Brown, and Stephen Beus – all attended The Juilliard School in New York, where they were joined by the Browns’ youngest brother Ryan (now retired from the stage). The quintet enjoyed its first wave of critical attention in February of 2002, when People magazine dubbed them the “Fab Five” and they were featured on Oprah and 60 Minutes. The 5 Browns have released eight albums that have collectively spent over 30 weeks at #1 on Billboard Magazine’s Classical Album Chart. The New York Post has proclaimed: “[F]ive pianos and 50 fingers add up to the biggest classical music sensation in years.”

The quintet has garnered extensive coverage from media outlets ranging from The Tonight Show, Good Morning America, The Today Show, and The View, to CNN, Fox and Friends, Public Radio’s Performance Today, and The New York Times.

The 5 Browns have performed in hundreds of the world’s great concert halls, including Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium (New York), the National Center for the Performing Arts (Beijing), Suntory Hall (Tokyo), the Kimmel Center (Philadelphia), Laeiszhalle (Hamburg), Orchestra Hall (Chicago), Zaryadye Concert Hall (Moscow), and the National Concert Hall (Taipei). Individually and collectively, they have soloed with the National Symphony Orchestra; the Chicago,  Philadelphia, Vancouver, New Jersey, Dallas, and St. Louis Symphony Orchestras; and various other orchestras throughout the US and internationally.

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“…they broke down the barriers of the traditional piano recital. Sitting in a semicircle of Steinways, the brothers and sisters demonstrated their ability to draw orchestral colors out of the 440 piano keys.”

The Washington Post

““The Edge of the World” was fun to hear. I was astonished by the precision with which the talented Browns executed their keyboard gymnastics, not to mention their crisp coordination with the CSO under James Conlon.”

Chicago Tribune

” …the performance was a triumph, driving the audience to near-frenzy…One can only celebrate the unabashed joy and love of music heard and seen in the performances of The 5 Browns.”

The Sarasota Herald-Tribune

“This kind of performance really does have to be witnessed to be fully appreciated: the puzzle-piece configuration of the pianos, the trance-like state of the performers during certain pieces, the zeal and energy each sibling brings to the keys.”