From the venue:
Ethan Bortnick is a classically trained pianist and songwriter who first discovered his phenomenal musical talent at age three-replicating Mozart on his keyboard due to his perfect pitch and composing two years later. The Florida-based musician appeared on multiple national and international television shows including Oprah and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, which led to claiming a Guinness World Record aged nine as the youngest-ever person to headline a solo concert tour and raising over $50 million for charities across almost 1000 headlined shows.
The pandemic eventually became necessary to distinguish his future from his past and to define the artist he wanted to become, as he soon found his way to the sound he’d long been reaching for: a boldly original and piano-driven take on alternative, pop, and indie music, exquisitely composed but rich in raw emotion. TikTok was an invaluable sounding board for Bortnick, manufacturing the communal feel he fell in love with on tour. The reaction to “cut my fingers off” was overwhelming, and the reception of August’s thumping, explosive single “engravings” proved it wasn’t a fluke, garnering Ethan 4.5 million new followers on TikTok. Both songs accumulated more than 58 million US streams, and both landed on multiple viral Spotify charts. In 2023, Ethan is set to release even more music and looks towards finally returning to the stage for a spring/summer headlined tour and festival appearances.