John Bitoy - Piano
John Bitoy is an Afro Dominican pianist from Chicago. He has completed a bachelors in piano performance at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign in 2017, and a Masters in piano performance at DePaul university in 2019. since then, he has collaborated with many musicians and participated in many performances. Most recently and notable, he has recorded and premiered several pieces from Steve Wallace’s solo piano and chamber compositions in 2020, and will record his opera in 2021. He did numerous chamber performances in the 2019 Gateways music festival. He has performed with Sigur Ros during their 2019 United States Tour. He has performed Rachmaninoff’s second piano concerto with the South Loop Symphony, and Symphony of Oak Park in 2019 and 2020. He enjoys playing standard repertoire, but finds it equally enjoyable and important to bring to life the new music of composers of the African Diaspora.