Regan Ryzuk is an American Composer and pianist of Ukrainian and Italian heritage. He studied with Robert Helps at Manhattan School of Music and attended the Juilliard School. Ryzuk’s classical music studies then led to jazz studies with Jaki Byard and Sir Roland Hanna. Ryzuk began working with various ballet companies such as Alvin Ailly, Peridance, N.J. Ballet, Garden State Ballet, Mark Morris and Ballet Tracadero and the N.J. Tap Ensemble. He also has traveled through Europe and Latin America playing jazz and providing accompaniment for ballet companies. The playing of dance classes improved his improvisational techniques and laid the groundwork for one of his greatest compositional works, 48 Preludes and fugues. This work was composed over the course of a year while in Switzerland. He has composed music for more than 500 television programs and films with such credits as Kissing Jessica Stein, Chasing Papi, The Night Listener, 60 Minutes, March Madness, Saturday Night Live and American Idol. He has recorded for the Wu Tang Clan, Audio Tech, Zomba Music, Russell Simmons and Quincy Jones, to name a few. Original theater credits include the Lodger, Joe’s Bar and seven full-length Grimm’s Fairy Tale musicals. His recent project of ten piano sonatas is contained in a 4 CD set and is in the process of being mastered. Other highlights include a Concerto for Two Pianos, a Piano Fantasy, Epi-Cycles Beyond the Kyper Belt as well as several orchestral works. Equally at home in jazz settings, Ryzuk has played on dozens of jazz records. He is currently at work on his first piano concerto.