Jonathan Breit is an internationally acclaimed composer and pianist known for his witty sense of humor and daring blend of styles. Originally from New York, he is currently a staff pianist and coach at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and is a recipient of the 2018 Marc and Eva Stern Fellowship at SongFest in Los Angeles.
As a composer, he is equally at home writing choral music, musical theater, and opera. His pieces have been performed across the globe, including: Der Zippelfagottist (Cecilia Chorus, Carnegie Hall, NY), The Rivals (Lively Productions, NY), and Recette de Bouillabaisse (Vingt Lieux sur la Mer, Marseille). His song cycle Overheard Conversations is currently being workshopped at the BMI Lehmann Engel Musical Theater Workshop (New York).
As a pianist he has premiered pieces by Sting, pasek & paul, and Andrew Lippa. He has performed at 54 Below, (le) poisson rouge, and, most recently, the Aspen Music Festival, where he was a fellowship pianist for the prestigious Aspen Opera Center. His work has been featured in the NY Post, the NY Daily News, and numerous other publications. He holds a B.A. from Yale College and a master of music degree from Mannes School of Music.