Billy Larkin, who lives in Davis, is an award-winning pianist/composer/arranger who has been bringing his individual brand of musical artistry to audiences for over 40 years. He defies easy categorization and helps define true expression through the collaborative process.
From his website: "Following his studies in piano, music theory, and composition at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Billy worked in New York City as music director for cabarets, and wrote and performed music for the modern dance company Cheryl Wallace Dance Works. He went on to co-found Stone Street Foundation for the Arts in Cincinnati, which received numerous grants from the Ohio Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts for large-scale original productions featuring dance and live music.
"A master of multiple musical styles, Billy has performed his music around the world, including during two trips to Ukraine and Russia as cultural ambassador for the Cincinnati-Kharkiv Sister City Committee. He has written music for film, video, and commercials, and works as a producer and arranger for various recording artists.
"He has also written for and performed on numerous full-length albums both as a solo artist and as director of the ensembles Etheréal, Ekimi, and Sleep Theatre. Recent projects include: a Broadway-style musical based on a popular children’s book, a live original score for a dance work for the Contemporary Dance Theater in Cincinnati, and working as musical director for Broadway veteran Susan Emerson’s one-woman show The Ripple Effect. For the last five years, Billy has been working with a production team in Los Angeles on a new musical.
"Billy also serves as the music director for the Center for Spiritual Living Davis."