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Shields-Collins Bray

Principal Keyboard

Shields-Collins "Buddy" Bray

Rildia Bee O'Bryan Cliburn & Van Cliburn Chair

Buddy Bray has been Principal Keyboardist of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra since 1986 and has led the orchestra’s pre-concert discussions since 1993. He is also the host of the orchestra’s radio broadcasts on WRR Concert Hall. He has appeared as piano soloist many times with the orchestra, and with the Dallas Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and other American orchestras. 

He is artistic consultant at The Cliburn, where he has developed and hosted educational programming, helped to curate museum concerts, written program notes, and hosted live competition webcasts.

With Texas Ballet Theater, he has worked as piano soloist in Ben Stevenson’s Dracula, Jerome Robbins’ The Concert, and Andre Silva’s Wings, created for the 25th anniversary of Bass Performance Hall.