• Jonathan Paul Cambry


    Classically trained world renowned pianist, graphic designer, computer programmer and music instructor

    “You cannot teach passion, but you can give that person enough knowledge of the techniques and other ways to think about the music itself to make passion attainable early for the student”


    Jonathan Cambry plays "Moment Musical No. 4" by Sergei Rachmaninoff

    Jonathan Paul Cambry at Ganz Hall at Roosevelt University in Chicago playing one of his favorite pieces composed by Sergei Rachmaninoff

    Jonathan Cambry performs "La Campanella" by Franz Liszt

    Jonathan Paul Cambry performs one of the most difficult pieces ever written for piano known in English as "The Little Bell" by Franz Liszt, Live in California in 2011

    Jonathan Cambry plays "Une barque sur l'ocean" by Maurice Ravel

    Jonathan Paul Cambry at home one of his favorite pieces composed by Maurice Ravel

  • Biography

    Will continue to give more updates about performing and teaching some point COVID-19 is over

    Jonathan Cambry at Chicago Symphony Center

    More About Jonathan Cambry

    Jonathan Paul Cambry known on YouTube as PianoPlaya (you can also see more about in links below) is a notable Haitian-American classically trained pianist, graphic designer(you can see his images below), freelance music instructor of multiple forms of music from the southside of Chicago who attended the University of Chicago Laboratory High Schools and has been playing piano and performing piano since the age of 3. He was featured on YouTube with his playing of Chopin and Rachmaninoff, then had performances in Europe, Asia and all over the United States most notably the Chicago Symphony Center in 2012, invited by Grammy Award winner, Emanuel Ax which you can see here in video on YouTube. In project Sonatasia(video) which originated in California, Cambry helped raised a fund for those in Haiti who suffered from an earthquake that damaged the nation. He now also uses his talents to also perform music, work with other programmers, design folders with mostly Adobe software such as Photoshop and Illustrator for students which you can see in pictures below to keep up with their work which are created based on students interests, work with other artists on classical and contemporary music like R&B and hip-hop using his two pianos one acoustic/regular(Boston 7-foot grand) and one electronic/digital(Yamaha Avantgrand n3) and up-to-date software such as Logic Pro X and others such as Garageband. His now interests include playing, composing, improvising and teaching all genres of music from all classical to all contemporary and is also capable of teaching graphic design. Just for fun in Chicago, Cambry's personal interests include many sports as well! Cambry believes that learning the piano is the greatest start to doing music of all forms and help with other abilities.

  • Videos

    There are more videos featuring Jonathan Cambry which can be shown on his YouTube channel with nickname PianoPlaya123(click here)

    Jonathan Cambry plays "Transcendental Etude No. 10" by Franz Liszt

    This is Cambry playing one of his favorite classical pieces, one of Liszt most popular compositions

    Jonathan Cambry plays "Scherzo No. 1" by Frederic Chopin

    One of Cambry's favorite pieces, featured on YouTube years ago and composed by Frederic Chopin, played at Ganz Hall at Roosevelt University in Chicago

    Jonathan Cambry plays Moment Musical No. 4 by Sergei Rachmaninoff

    One of Cambry's favorite pieces recorded in Chicago, IL composed by Sergei Rachmaninoff

    Jonathan Cambry plays Sergei Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto no. 2 with himself

    This is Cambry playing the beginning excerpt of Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto no. 2, produced by himself in Chicago, IL

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