Composer ﹒ Pianist ﹒ Educator
Scott’s music has been featured at the world’s finest venues and on Grammy-nominated recordings. His compositions integrate jazz, the classical tradition of the great composers, musical theater, rhythm and blues and world genres.
The piano is at the heart of Scott's work and his piano music is featured on concert pianist Elina Christova's CD Tributaries as well as his own recordings Last Day Home: Selected Piano Works, All The World Is Sleeping and Celtic Nocturnes. Numerous pianists perform his music in concert.
Major orchestras which have performed his works include the Baltimore, San Francisco, Atlanta, Detroit, and St. Louis Symphony Orchestras, the Boston Pops, the Sydney Symphony at the Sydney Opera House, and the Brooklyn Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall. Music schools performing his music include Northwestern University, the University of Southern California, Berklee College of Music, Oberlin Conservatory, Franklin & Marshall College, University of Wisconsin Madison, the Round Top Festival and the Music Academy of the West.
Scott’s composition “Spirals” is featured on the Grammy-nominated Bay Brass recording Sound The Bells!, a CD of new works for brass by American composers which includes pieces by John Williams and Michael Tilson Thomas.
His jazz songs have been performed and recorded by many vocalists including the multi Grammy-nominated Tierney Sutton, and Miki Coltrane, daughter of John and Alice Coltrane.
Scott follows the muse wherever it leads: from the piano to the orchestra to world music; from writing songs to writing haiku, musical plays, theatrical plays, a blog and currently a book.
He lives in California and loves artistic collaboration, teaching and green tea.
"Scott Hiltzik's music is gorgeous, unapologetically so."