B i o g r a p h y

 

Regan Ryzuk is an American Composer and pianist. He studied with Robert Helps at Manhattan School of Music and attended the Juilliard School. Ryzuk's classical music studies then led to jazz studies with Jaki Byard and Sir Roland Hanna. Ryzuk began touring with various ballet companies - traveling through Europe and Latin America. The playing of dance classes improved his improvisational techniques and laid the groundwork for one of his greatest compositional works - “48 Preludes and Fugues.” This work was composed over the course of a year while in Switzerland. He has composed music for more than 500 television programs and films with such credits as Kissing Jessica Stein, Chasing Papi, The Night Listener, 60 Minutes and American Idol. He has recorded for The Wu Tang Clan, Russell Simmons and Quincy Jones, to name a few. Original theater credits include The Lodger, Joe’s Bar and seven full-length Grimm’s Fairy Tale musicals. His recent project of ten piano sonatas is contained in a 4 CD set . Other highlights include a Concerto For Two Pianos, a Piano Fantasy, Epi-Cycles Beyond The Kyper Belt as well several orchestral works. Equally at home in jazz settings, Ryzuk has played on dozens of jazz records. He has just finished his first piano concerto.


Career Highlights

Personal Assistant to Dick Hyman - 3 years

 

1980 – Kean College Jazz Composition and Performance Award Winner

1992 – Weill Recital Hall Debut – Original Compositions

1999 – Cami Hall Debut – Original Composition for 2 Pianos

2001 – Best song (Rapunzel) – Peter Filicia Newark Star Ledger

2005 – New Jersey A.C.T. Perry Award for Best Original Musical - Joe’s Bar

2012 – Jazzical Fusion – Russian Tour and Asian Pacific Festival

 

Composer in Residence: Darress Theatre - Boonton, NJ

Contributing Composer: Zomba Music and Extreme Music (Sony/ATV Publishing)

 

Education

Manhattan School of MusicThe Juilliard School of MusicPrivate Studies: Robert Helps, Sir Roland Hanna, Jaki Byard

 

Musical Theater Compositions

Hunt - Music / Full Orchestrations
Joe's Bar - Book, Music & Lyrics - Best Original musical NJACT Perry Award
Alley - A musical play
Seven Grimm’s Fairytales, including: Rapunzel- Music and orchestrations (Published by Eldridge Publishing), Rumplestiltskin, Fortune’s Favorite, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White and Rose Red, Little Red Riding Cap and Hansel and Gretel.
 

Theatrical Scoring and Sound Design

Wait Until Dark (Original Scoring), The Trial of Mary Todd Lincoln (Original Scoring), Steambath (Award-Winning Sound Design), Death of a Salesman (Award-Winning Sound Design), A View from The Bridge (Award-Winning Sound Design), Nightwatch (Original Scoring), Sordid Lives (Sound Design), Marvin’s Room (Original Scoring)

 

Film Scoring Contributions

Kissing Jessica Stein, Chasing Papi, Night Listener, Lockdown, Gamblin', Stuffed Dolls, All For Nothin', My Sister’s Keeper, Alvin Aily Documentary, “Soaring Stones” (History Channel Documentary), “The Jews of New York” (PBS Documentary)

 

Past and On-going Composition Contributions (Partial List):

“Americas Most Wanted”, “20/20”, “E-True Hollywood”, “All My Children”, “General Hospital”, “One Life To Live”, “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous”, “Saturday Night Live”, “The View”, “Inside the NFL”, “Will & Grace”, “The Tonight Show”, “60 Minutes”, “Good Morning America”, “NBC Sports”, “CBS Sports”, “March Madness”, “L.A. Law”, “MTV Cribs”, “American Idol”, “So You Think You Can Dance”, “NBA Basketball”, “Dancing With The Stars”, “Desperate Housewives”, “Smallville”, “The Mentalist”

 

Recordings (Partial List):

48 Preludes and Fugues, Jack The Ripper (Highlights), Grand Grand Live Concert, Cindy Lee Caberet, Oboe Trios, Midnight Madness, Barbara McCarthy Caberet, Arsis Atmospheres, Duologes For Piano and Drums, Trio Comprovisations, Grover Kemble & Blow Daddyo, Two Pianos (Live at Trumpets), Wu Tang Clan, Collection of 10 Piano Sonatas, Audio Network (UK), Extreme Music (Funk Album), Regan Ryzuk Septet
 

Ballet Company Affiliations (Past and Current):

Choreographers & Companies include: Edward Villella, William Forsythe, Alvin Aily, Igal Perry, Sydney Meyers, New Jersey Ballet, Garden State Ballet, Peridance, Ballet Trocadero, Ballet Guatemala, Ballet Frankfurt, Mark Morris

 

 

 

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