Irwin continues to thrill music connoisseurs across the United States
with his unique and innovative one man show. Irwin's passionate
show stopping musical prowess creates an atmosphere that is both
warm and invigorating; leaving audiences spellbound and overjoyed.
While playing, the artist communicates the sentiments of his heart
and soul, touching the spirit of the listener and causing them to
experience an array of emotions. Few musicians are able to make
such a connection.
a classically trained musician, Don Irwin surprises many with his
very versatile non-classical repertoire. He studied Piano Performance
and received a Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Illinois.
His expansive musical styling allowed him to work as a recording
studio musician for artists such as Prince, Donna Summer, and many
the 90s, he signed a 3 year recording contract with South Africa
Transistor Records, to produce an album for the European and African
markets. The overwhelming success of that album led to guest performances
at the Cannes Music Festival, appearances on MTV Europe and MTV
Africa, and two music videos for the government of South Africa.
At the request of the South African government, he toured many schools
throughout South Africa and Zimbabwe giving concerts at various
schools to expose students to different musical styles ranging from
classical to original compositions. This experience was the impetus
for the Caravaggio Foundation that Don Irwin founded to provide
music education scholarships.
the mid 90's Irwin was asked to give personal appearances at Bloomingdale
flagship store in New York City and at the Mall of America in Bloomington,
MN. This launched a highly successful annual fall concert featuring
Don Irwin on piano at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis, which continues
Irwin's works have become known around the world. His music is uniquely
fused with varying blends and textures acquired through his travels
and experiences in diverse world cultures. His beautiful melodies,
sweeping ranges, unique sounds, and exotic rhythms are intertwined
to form what has become the Don Irwin signature.
attending his One Man Show or the fully orchestrated stage productions,
the musical expressions of this exciting, innovative, and inimitable
artist will forever change your view of piano music.