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WITH OVER 1,500 AIRINGS OF HIS PUBLIC TELEVISION SHOWS ACROSS THE COUNTRY, MUSICIAN AND PHILANTHROPIST ETHAN BORTNICK ANNOUNCES NATIONAL CONCERT TOUR
14-year-old Singing, Songwriting and Performing Sensation Will Embark upon 50+-City THE POWER OF MUSIC Tour in September –and has Already Raised over $40 Million for Charity
(HOLLYWOOD, Florida) July 7, 2015– From singing and playing the piano to songwriting and starring in television specials and feature films, 14-year-old Ethan Bortnick does it all –with incredible talent, a captivating personality and a passion for bringing people joy. He’ll share those amazing gifts with new audiences when he embarks upon a 50+-city US tour in September.
Packed with energy, excitement and entertainment, THE POWER OF MUSIC family-friendly concerts feature Ethan and his band, a children’s choir and local guest artists. Crowd favorites range from The Beatles and Elton John to Motown and Michael Jackson, along with Chopin classical renditions, recent top hits, Broadway show tunes and original songs.
Recognized by Guinness World Records as “The World’s Youngest Solo Musician to Headline his Own Concert Tour,”Ethan embarked upon his musical career at an early age. He asked for his first piano lesson at age three, and by age five, was creating his own original compositions.
Since then, Ethan has performed at venues around the globe and appeared on numerous popular television shows and networks including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Good Morning America, Nickelodeon, The Disney Channel and Oprah, where he was named one of “Oprah’s All-Time Smartest, Most Talented Kids.”
In 2010, Ethan was recognized as the youngest musician to create and host his own award-winning PBS concert special that aired more than 600 times on Public Television stations across the country. Three years later, he starred in Anything is Possible, a full-length feature film for which he also co-wrote all the songs and scored all the background music. Impressed by Ethan’s incredible talent, Celine Dion has stated that she is amazed by his songwriting. Quincy Jones added, “Ethan’s imagination and ability to create music from stories is unbelievable.”
Last year, Ethan created and hosted “The Power of Music”– a multiple award winning, critically acclaimed, nationally televised concert special that aired over 1,500 times on Public Television and continues to be the number one Concert Pledge Show since 2014. He is guided in his melodic endeavors by Dave Rosenthal, renowned globally for his work with Billy Joel for more than 20 years and who now serves as Ethan’s musical director as well.
Having graced the cover of Esquire magazine as one of the most influential people of the last 80 years, Ethan is excited about his upcoming nationwide tour and the opportunity to touch more people’s lives. “Whether I perform at a small charity event or in a huge arena, I just love every moment of it,”said Ethan. “When I see the audience enjoying the music, having fun, smiling and dancing, there’s just nothing better than that!”
But performing is only part of what makes Ethan such a special young man. At age five, after his younger brother had gone through three heart surgeries, Ethan was inspired to use his musical talents to benefit charitable endeavors. To date, he has raised over $40 million for non-profit organizations around the world, sharing the stage with many legendary artists such as Elton John, Andrea Bocelli, Beyoncé and Josh Groban. He was also the youngest artist to participate in the star-studded line-up that recorded “We Are The World 25 for Haiti”in 2010.
To find out more about Ethan, watch his videos and get more details about his upcoming tour schedule, visit www.EthanBortnick.com.
Tickets for Ethan’s Charlotte, NC performance on November 20, 2015 are available now. Please visit: