Mayorga...a legend of versatility
Find a musician who is equally versatile and virtuosic
regardless of musical
genres and you've found Lincoln Mayorga. The range of his professional
success transcends the varied worlds of classical music, popular music, and
For many years, Lincoln enjoyed one of the busiest studio careers in
Hollywood. He was the staff pianist for Walt Disney Studios and contributed
to the soundtracks of such motion pictures as "Chinatown," "Pete's Dragon,"
"The Competition," "The Rose," and "Ragtime",to name a few.
As pianist, arranger, and conductor, Lincoln made many recordings with such
artists as Marni Nixon, Johnny Mathis, Barbra Streisand, Vikki Carr, Mel
Torme, Phil Ochs, Andy Williams, Frank Zappa, and Quincy Jones.
Lincoln has taken his diverse 18th through 21st century repertoire to more
than two-hundred cities across the United States, Canada, Europe and Russia.
His performing collaborations have been with such musicians as Itzhak
Perlman, Richard Stoltzman, Michael Tilson Thomas, Gerard Schwarz, and many
distinguished American orchestras.
He has become recognized as a champion of American music. The Moscow
Philharmonic invited him to perform Gershwin's Rhapsody In Blue and "I Got
Rhythm" Variations, on their first concert devoted to American music. The
recordings derived from that concert have been widely praised in the music
press and are often played on the radio.
Lincoln has been the featured guest on "Piano Jazz,"Marion McPartland's
popular program on National Public Radio. He recently completed the
composition of a piano concerto,"Angels' Flight," a nostalgic tribute to the
city of Los Angeles and the cinematic musical idiom. This work had its first
performance with the composer as soloist, assisted by the Henry Mancini
With the Harmonie Ensemble conducted by Steven Richman, Mayorga is featured
soloist on the 2010 Harmonia Mundi release, "Gershwin and Grofe -- Original
orchestrations and arrangements." This recording has made the top ten in the
Billboard classical charts.
"Wonderfully artistic" ---San Francisco Chronicle
"Impeccable pianism" ---Los Angeles Times
"Lincoln Mayorga reveals unquestioned flair for the Gershwin style and
demonstrates wonderful rhythmic esprit in all that he does. These
performances must be considered top ranked." ---Igor Kipnis, The Stereophile
"A cultivated pianist with no affectation, he gives himself completely
to all that he plays." ---Kleines Volksblatt, Vienna
"The eminent pianist and teacher "Karl Ulrich Schnabel claimed few
pianists could play classical and non-classical styles equally well, with
one exception: the wonderfully named Lincoln Mayorga." ---Jed Distler, The
"A musical feast...'meat and potatoes' Gershwin." ---Arnold Steinhardt,
The Guarneri Quartet