Pianist Brian Suits appears on the concert stage primarily as a collaborative artist and chamber musician. Also a composer, his output includes chamber works, short piano pieces, concerti, and songs. Notable is his work as orchestrator for the Korean film industry, including for 2006 Cannes Festival favorite The Host, directed by 2020 Academy Award winner Bong Joon-Ho (for Parasite). Suits also enjoys improvisation, and he recorded a solo piano CD of jazz-flavored original works, and CDs with violinist Kyung Sun Lee and tenor Robert Swensen. He taught at the Yale School of Music from 1990-2002, and is currently Professor of Accompanying, Chamber Music, and Diction at the University of Houston. In 2019, Suits formed “Bayou City Trio” along with violinist Chavdar Parashkevov and cellist Louis-Marie Fardet. In addition to Green Mountain, Suits works summers at Texas Music Festival in Houston. In June of 2022, Suits co-led a UH Study Abroad mélodie program in Paris. Past summer festivals have included Aspen, Great Mountains, and Banff. Degrees are from UT Austin and USC. Teachers have included Brooks Smith, David Renner, Jean Barr, and Donald Grantham.