BRIAN SILAS: PIANO MAESTRO PAR EXCELLENCE:
Brian in his unique style using a western instrument has promoted the Indian culture at the national and international level.
Brian's growing popularity has brought a stream of enthusiastic budding… pianist both young and old… who want to learn this technique to them. His shishyas (students) have also had opportunities to perform in an Auditorium with their Guru. The piano has become a passion for the young ones and this is nurtured by Brian's patience to teach and share his knowledge. The music of yesteryears which was being shelved has been revived with a new interest bringing back the emotions, sensitivity, philosophy and morality which are the essence of Indian culture.
The public acclaim and applaud leaves him untouched. His heart reaches out to the under privileged and socially exploited. He is a part of an organization called "Artist for Empowerment" for the last five years, wherein he has performed on several occasions for funds raisers towards the cause of gender bias rehabilitation of victimized women.
He has endorsed the cause of the awareness of the HIV aids organized by an NGO called "CORE" to educate the police personnel. He has also joined hands in a training program for the police at the grass root level towards cultural and social sensitization.
Children have a special place in Brian's heart and he is associated with "Tamana" an organization for special children. "Palna" is another such organization to which he has contributed with his music. Children at "Prayaas", a home for the homeless, have had Brian performing for their fund raisers.
The armed forces have been disarmed when they hear the magical melody of this genius. During the Kargil war he played for the wounded in the hospital supporting their patriotism.
Brian was the first artist who had an instrumental music program on the piano as a weekly serial on the leading TV channel Sahara TV. This was very well received by the audience.
Brian's fervor and reverence for the piano is deeply religious - when he plays he is one with his maker. And yet - the piano is also the instrument that he strokes with the passion of a lover, slowly building the music to a crescendo, moving his listeners to untold heights of emotions and ecstasy…
If music be the food of love - O Living Legend …play on…