Ethan Bortnick

Recognized by the Guinness World Records as “The World’s Youngest Solo Musician to Head-line His Own Concert Tour,” 14-year-old music prodigy Ethan Bortnick has been performing around the world, raising over $50,000,000 for charities across the globe. Ethan has not only moved audiences throughout the world as a captivating pianist, composer, singer and entertainer, he is also a driven humanitarian, dedicated to combining his musical pursuits with his charity work.

Ethan Bortnick's new concert special, "Generations of Music," is the latest example of the songwriter and pianist's efforts to rally public support for music and the arts. "Generations of Music" includes special guest appearances by Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul and Mary), Bethany Yarrow and renowned cellist Rufus Cappadocia. His highly successful nationally televised TV show, “The Power of Music,” was the number one concert pledge show on Public Television for 2014/2015 season pledge drives (PBS), and ran nationwide, winning multiple awards. 

National Media Appearances include Oprah (2 times), The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (4 times as key guest), Good Morning America (2 times), USA Today (feature story), CBS Early Show, NPR, PBS, Inside Edition, Access Hollywood, Fox and Friends, Rolling Stone, Martha Stewart, Disney, Nickelodeon, Wendy Williams Show, Reuters, AP and other National Television, Radio and Print.

Billy Joel's Musical Director, Dave Rosenthal, renowned globally for his work with Billy for over twenty years serves as Ethan's Musical Director – the only other artist Mr. Rosenthal has worked with.


  • As of 2017, has raised over $50,000,000 for Non-profits around the world.
  • The Power of Music – Ethan created and hosted an award-winning, nationally-televised Concert Special, which aired over 1,500 times on Public Television and was the #1 Public Television Concert pledge show during the 2014/2015 pledge season.
  • In 2015, Ethan rolled out a new Public Television Concerts series, under the name “ETHAN PRESENTS.”
  • Legacy of Bob Hope Award – USO: Ethan was honored with the Legacy of Bob Hope award - Entitled "The Next Generation of Hope" - Presented by the USO and Miss America.
  • Guinness World Record Holder: Ethan is certified by Guinness to be the youngest solo headline entertainer to have his own tour.
  • Youngest Voting Member of the GRAMMY’S: Currently, Ethan is the youngest voting member of the Recording Academy.


“Ethan’s imagination and ability to create music from stories is unbelievable.” - QUINCY JONES

“Musicality like this comes along once in a generation.” - PETER YARROW (Peter, Paul and Mary)

“Ethan tackles music with fervor and focus.” – USA TODAY

“It was a spectacular night, 90 minutes of pure entertainment.” - Las Vegas SUN