Vital Voices is proud to announce that Grammy & Emmy winning composer, songwriter, producer, and pianist Emily Bear has been announced as the musical performer for the 22nd Annual Global Leadership Awards.
Fresh off of touring with Beyoncé, the acclaimed music artist was a child prodigy, whose musical talents transcends genres.
Emily will close the show with an inspirational piano performance and song intended to leave the live audience with inspiration, hope, and a heightened sense of the ‘Power of Possible,‘ the theme of this year’s awards.
Learn more about Emily below.
About Emily Bear
To say that Emily Bear was a child prodigy is something of an understatement. De-classifying music, she transcends genres in jazz, classical, pop, scoring for media, and musical theater. At age 22, she is a chart-topping Grammy® and Emmy® award-winning composer, producer, arranger, pianist and singer-songwriter. Most recently, she was Beyoncé’s pianist on the Renaissance World Tour and earlier this year she became the youngest person to ever score a feature film for Netflix, with the film ‘Dog Gone’ starring Rob Lowe.
While she was still single digits, Bear was performing on the world’s most legendary stages including Carnegie Hall, The Hollywood Bowl, Lincoln Center, Montreux Jazz Festival, and the White House. When she was 9 years old, Quincy Jones produced her chart-topping original jazz album, “Diversity.”
Quincy says, “I am at once astounded and inspired by the enormous talent that Emily embodies. She is the complete 360-degree package, and there are no limits to the musical heights she can reach. Not only is she a concert-level classical pianist, a Billboard-topping jazz pianist, acclaimed jazz and classical composer, expert film scorer, and superbly talented pop singer/songwriter, she is one of the kindest humans I know. Emily has a unique ability to seamlessly transition from classical to jazz, from bebop to bossa nova, from blues to classical, to popular.”
By 16, Bear was headlining a sold-out European stadium tour and writing music for film and media with clients including Disney, DreamWorks, Google, Warner Bros., Hulu, Netflix, and Universal.
In 2022, at the age of 20, she won the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album for ‘The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical,’ which she co-wrote with Abigail Barlow. Barlow and Bear broke barriers by composing the musical live on social media, composing 16 songs in 5 weeks, resulting in more than 300 million views on TikTok. Bear co-wrote, produced and orchestrated the project which shot to #1 on the U.S iTunes pop charts within 1.5 hours of its release and reached the top 5 albums worldwide.
That same year, Bear received an Emmy Award for her original score for a PBS documentary and Forbes Magazine listed her on its prestigious ‘30 Under 30’ list.
W Magazine’s “It Girl of the Year”, Bear has helped to raise millions of dollars for charities through events and performances and is passionate about the importance of arts education. “Girl With A Gift”, a documentary on her life, received an Emmy Award.