The 22-year-old pianist is currently on tour, where he performed in major U.S. cities like New York and Los Angeles, and will now head to Europe for the rest of the summer.
Ethan Bortnick is no stranger to performing live. In fact, most people would be surprised to learn that the artist made history at nine years old as the youngest person ever to headline a solo concert tour. Since then, he has continued to captivate audiences with his exceptional musical talent and unique prowess with the piano. As Ethan continues his global tour featuring a repertoire of original tracks, fans will have the opportunity to experience songs like "cut my fingers off," "engravings," and his recently released track, "deadly ever after," live for the very first time.
"I've been performing live concerts for as long as I can remember and even incorporated them into my social media content, but this feels different," he said. "I already had a taste of it last year with a hometown show that was absolutely nuts, with people moshing and me climbing my piano. I can't wait to bring that energy to more cities, meet new people, and play on my biggest stages yet, including some festivals!"
This Florida-based musician's journey began when he discovered his incredible musical abilities at the young age of three. With perfect pitch, he could replicate and deliver beautiful rendition to Mozart's compositions on his keyboard. By the time he was five, he was creating his own original music. Ethan's talent caught the attention of national and international television shows, such as Oprah and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, giving him widespread recognition. Not only did he make a name for himself, but he also made a significant impact by raising over $50 million for various charities through almost 1000 headlined shows.
The pandemic served as a turning point in Ethan's career. It became an opportunity for him to redefine himself as an artist and explore the sound he had always aspired to create. His music takes a piano-driven approach to alt-pop and indie music, combining exquisite composition with raw emotion that hits you deep. Around this time, Ethan also found support and inspiration from TikTok, which gave him a community feel reminiscent of his live performances. The response to his song "cut my fingers off" was overwhelming, and his explosive single "engravings" gained him 4.5 million new followers on TikTok. Both tracks accumulated over 58 million streams in the U.S. and made it onto multiple viral Spotify charts.
With his unique blend of talent and creative genius, Ethan is sure to leave a lasting impression on anyone who gets to experience his magic live.