Pianist Bernard C. Bayer has captured the hearts of audiences around the world. He has given highly acclaimed concerts (both solo and orchestral) in France, Austria, Germany, Mexico, South Korea, the Middle East and the United States. He has also worked with numerous film composers, including Academy Award Winner Jan A.P. Kaczmarek. Mr. Bayer has appeared with celebrity guest singers on Britain’s hit reality show “Pop Stars to Opera Stars”. Bernard has won first prize in competitions including the Yamaha International Piano Competition, La Jolla Symphony Young Artists Competition, VOCE State Finals, MTAC Concerto Competition and Joanna Hodges International Piano Competition. Bernard received his Bachelor and Master’s Degrees from USC where he studied with world-renowned pedagogue John Perry. He spent most of his formative years studying with the incredible Jane Bastien (Bastien Piano Method). Bernard is passionate about teaching and inspires his students to achieve beyond their expectations.