Classically trained pianist, composer, and arranger Bob Dawson graduated from the New England Conservatory. He began his professional career as a staff accompanist at the Juilliard School of Music in New York in their music, dance, and drama divisions. He has performed with the Juilliard Chamber Ensemble and has composed music for dance programs at Lincoln Center.
Dawson takes advantage of the rich artistic opportunities of the Big Apple. He has been the on-camera pianist for several television soap operas and has been requested to play for such luminaries as Mikhail Gorbachev, William F. Buckley, Jr., Richard Nixon, Hillary Clinton, and Danielle Steele.
His concert experience includes touring with Columbia Artists in a 12-piece ensemble as pianist/synthesist. In 1992, he began touring with "Sound Images," giving concerts of original works and Broadway and movie themes, and then embarked on "Breaking the Rules," an interactive family concert combining discussion, story, and music. His first album, Breaking the Rules, includes both original works and arrangements of standards and was released in 1997 on the Audio Alternatives label.