Greg Reitan

A native of Seattle, WA, pianist/composer Greg Reitan relocated to Los Angeles in 1991 to attend the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California where he studied with composers Stephen Hartke, David Raksin, Frank Ticheli, Erica Muhl and pianist Terry Trotter. Since that time, Greg has composed and supervised music for numerous television and film projects. From 1995 thru 2001, Greg served as a lead composer with the renowned NYC music house Score Productions. In 2002, Greg formed his own LA based production company, Evergreen Point Music. Clients include CBS Television, Warner Bros., the CNN networks, XM Satellite Radio, ABC News, NBC News, network commercials and feature film projects. One film, “Dumbarton Bridge”, won the Grand Prize for Best Score at the Providence, RI film festival.

As a professional pianist, Greg is the leader of an award winning trio which placed 2nd in the 1996 Hennessy Jazz Search in New York. Greg was also a finalist in the 1995 Great American Jazz Piano Competition and he was the recipient of the inaugural 2002 ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award. Two songs written by Greg and performed by his group are featured in a recent film “Bark”, starring Lisa Kudrow and Vincent D'Onofrio. Greg also writes music for the concert hall. His “Clarinet Concerto: In Three Movements” was performed by the USC Symphony conducted by Donald Crockett with soloist Donald Foster. “Los Angeles Fanfare” was also given its premiere by the USC Symphony.

Greg Reitan is a Steinway Artist.


Awards:

• Grand Prize: Best Score –“Dumbarton Bridge”
Providence, RI Film Festival, 1999

• Harry Warren Award for Film Scoring, 1995

• ASCAP Jazz Composer Award, 2002

• ASCAP Fred Karlin Film Scoring Fellowship, 1996

• Finalist, Hennessy Cognac Jazz Search, New York, NY, 1996

• Finalist, Great American Jazz Piano Competition, FL, 1995

• Finalist, John Coltrane Competition, 1991

 

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