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The 5 Browns

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The 5 Browns are a classical piano musical group consisting of five siblings, each a virtuoso concert pianist. Their repertoire includes mostly popular classical tunes, such as George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s Flight of the Bumblebee and Grieg’s In The Hall of the Mountain King.

In descending order of their age, The 5 Browns are Desirae Brown (born 1979), Deondra Brown (born 1980), Gregory Brown (born 1983), Melody Brown (born 1984), and Ryan Brown (born 1986). All five siblings were born in Houston, Texas, where each began piano study with Yelena Kurinets at age 3. In 1991, the family moved to Utah, and the children continued private study there with Irene Peery-Fox. They were the first group of five siblings to attend the musical conservatory Juilliard, which they attended simultaneously for five consecutive years, studying with Yoheved Kaplinsky. From 2004 to 2008 they were signed with the RCA Red Seal label (later folded into Sony BMG Masterworks). In 2008, a “best of” CD was released, 5 Stars - Favorites From The 5 Browns. However, as of their 2010 CD release, they are signed with E1 Music. The 5 Browns are Steinway Artists. The Brown family are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In 2009, the group published an autobiography, Life Between the Keys: The (Mis)adventures of the 5 Browns. In 2010, they were featured on a PBS TV special, “The 5 Browns In Concert.”

The 5 Browns swept the classical world in 2005 with the release of their self-titled first recording (i.e. The 5 Browns) for RCA Red Seal , which landed them at the top of the weekly Billboard charts and, at the end of the year, as one of the Top Classical Artists of 2005.

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  • born-in-hell

    The 6th album will be released on October 29th 2013. Stravinsky's Rite of Spring on 5 pianos, with the same-titled album 'The Rite of Spring'. Hope we get again much enjoying it. :D

    12 Sep 2013 Reply
  • geniphur

    new album out on april 6th! :)

    3 Apr 2010 Reply
  • JNproaudio

    I think it really something that should be admired by more people. Both in the mainstrem classical scene and here on Last.fm they are the best.

    2 Sep 2008 Reply
  • geniphur

    In case anyone is interested in voting, I have uploaded three pictures from the Browns in Blues photoshoot. :)

    14 May 2008 Reply
  • an_n_a

    I listen to No Boundaries while reading for AP European History; which is everyday. Piano has never sounded so good.

    27 Oct 2007 Reply
  • mleliza

    I personally think that they're more fun to watch than listen. Either way, it's good stuff :)

    6 Feb 2007 Reply
  • TinTiners

    Their version Rhapsody in Blue is simply awesome!

    11 Jan 2007 Reply
  • edejong

    let's give it a try! :]

    31 Oct 2006 Reply

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