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Bob Ryman plays favorites from Bluegrass to Broadway, from Country to Classics. He takes his audience on a musical journey with such showstoppers as THE ORANGE BLOSSOM SPECIAL, THE HOT CANARY, The Devil Went Down To Georgia, THE FLIGHT OF THE BUMBLEBEE AND THE WILLIAM TELL OVERTURE. His repertoire includes music from RIVERDANCE, THE Hungarian Gypsy CZARDAS. and selections from THE FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, . Bob is unique among entertainers. Not only a master of the violin, be he explodes onto the stage with singing and comedy in an act that can be described as pure excitement.
Bob Ryman was born in Houston, Texas into a musical family. He began violin lessons at the age of eight, studying with Joseph Gallo, the concertmaster of the Houston Symphony. While in high school, his family moved to Hollywood, Florida. At the age of fifteen, Bob was performing with the Hollywood Philharmonic.
Bob graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Radio, Television and Film. While in Austin Bob expanded his technique on the violin, learning folk and country fiddling, jazz, and Broadway show tunes. He also began composing original music for the fiddle. He currently teaches violin and viola in his music studio, and also performs with the Topanga Symphony and the Moorpark Symphony Orchestra. He has an extensive library of original compositions ranging from film score soundtracks to pop, country, celtic,and techno....
Bob Ryman is an exciting showman who plays the violin with passion and intensity. He gives life to the fiddle, enveloping his audiences with something for every taste and all ages.
Unique traits: Authentic original TEXAS accent (voice work)....Can compose in any genre at a moments notice