About Us

About Me

Piano Brilliance is the business site of Deborah Gandolfo, pianist, teacher, and composer. Deborah is one of the Seattle area's premier pianists, with over 30 years of experience.

Deborah is available for many types of events, including parties, corporate events, fund-raisers, and weddings. Her repertoire includes classics, Broadway, popular, jazz standards, and original music.

Deborah is also a masterful teacher of piano, theory and musical connoisseurship. She is a member of Seattle Composers Alliance and ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers).

Company History

Deborah began piano studies at the age of 5. She attended Manhattan School of Music in New York City, graduating cum laude with a degree in Piano. She concertized widely in New York at such locations as Trinity Church, Lincoln Center Library, Brooklyn Museum, and many others. She toured Europe as pianist with La Mama Experimental Theatre Company. Deborah was Composer and Musical Director for The Riverside Shakespeare Company, composing scores for six productions.

Deborah has resided in Kirkland for the last 27 years and has taught students of all levels, both adults and children. She has developed a method which is highly successful for both the beginner and the more advanced student.

Deborah gives solo classical recitals on a regular basis. Visit the "Upcoming Events" page to see a schedule of these.

In addition, she plays for events of all kinds -- weddings, parties, fundraisers -- and provides a variety of music, from classical to pop, jazz, Broadway, and original music. If your venue does not have a piano, Deborah can provide a high-quality keyboard.

Deborah is available to compose music for theater, film or other media.

Recent Clients

  • Boeing Corporation
  • Safeco Insurance
  • Puget Sound Energy
  • Research in Motion
  • Whole Foods Market
  • Foushee Construction
  • KBA Construction Management, Inc.
  • Degen & Degen Architecture and Design
  • Nordic Heritage Museum
  • Washington Arboretum Foundation
  • Northwest Flower and Garden Show
  • Seattle Boat Show
  • The Attic Theatre
  • Overlake Hospital
  • Northwest Hospital
  • John L. Scott Real Estate
  • Bellevue Philharmonic League
  • and many more...


Venues Where Deborah Has Played:

  • Washington State Convention Center
  • Century Link Field Event Center
  • Stimson Green Mansion
  • Resonance at Soma Towers in Bellevue
  • Sorrento Hotel
  • Hyatt Regency Hotel
  • Four Seasons Hotel
  • Heathman Hotel
  • Renaissance Hotel
  • Bellevue Club and Hotel
  • Columbia Tower Club
  • Harbor Club
  • Inglewood Country Club
  • The Ruins, Seattle
  • De Lille Winery
  • Januik Winery
  • Women's University Club
  • University House Issaquah
  • The Lakeshore
  • Emerald Heights
  • Seattle Art Museum
  • Chihuly Garden and Glass Collection at Seattle Center
  • Seattle Asian Art Museum
  • Bellevue Art Museum
  • Frye Museum
  • Museum of Flight
  • Kirkland Performance Center
  • Northshore Performing Arts Center
  • Bastyr University Chapel
  • Georgetown Ballroom
  • The Great Hall at Greenlake
  • Villa Academy
  • Nile Country Club
  • DAR House, Rainier Chapter
  • Skansonia on Lake Union
  • Olympic Star on Lake Union
  • Lake Union Cafe
  • Stage 7 Pianos
  • Northwest Pianos
  • Steinway Piano Gallery
  • and many more...