Scott Cossu

Holly Reeves

Olympia, WA based pianist, composer, recording artist, radio host, and film composer, Scott Cossu has been performing worldwide since 1980, and was one of the first artists to join the Windham Hill Record Label started by Will Ackerman.  While on the label for 19 years before Windham Hill was sold to Sony, Cossu received stellar reviews for his 10 chart topping albums, and toured with label mates such as Michael Hedges, Alex De Grassi, George Winston, and others. He has performed around the world and has very fond memories of sold out shows in Spain, Canada, Costa Rica, England, Chile, Italy, and Germany, as well as many in the US, and his compositions have been included on dozens of Windham Hill samplers. Scott graduated from the Ohio University School of Music, as well as from the University of Washington with a degree in Ethnomusicology.  In 1990, Scott received the NAMA Music Award for Best New Age music act. In 2000, Scott was given the “Achievement in Music Award” from Ohio University, an honor given once a year to an OU graduate who has made outstanding contributions in Music. He was thrilled to find out in 2010, that the world’s largest printed music publisher, Hal Leonard, published a solo piano songbook which included Scott’s composition, Purple Mountain where he is in good company being included with artists such as John Lennon, Beethoven and Duke Ellington. Most recently, Scott recorded his 16th recording, “Memories of Water and Light” - a trio with piano, cello (Holly Reeves) and guitar (Van Manakas). It is his second recording on the Heart Dance Records label. His first “Safe in Your Arms” was nominated for Best Piano with Instrumentation 2015 by Zone Music Reporter,  and he has been nominated twice by One World Music Radio for a Lifetime Achievement Award. Scott continues to perform and compose new music, tour, and enjoy life with his family in the Pacific Northwest.


The NAMA Music Award, from the Northwest Area music Association

Achievement in Music Award from Ohio University School of Music

Nominated for a Lifetime Achievement Award from One World Music,

Nominated for Best Piano with Instrumentation, from the Zone Music Reporter 2015, for Safe in Your Arms

Made the top 100 for the year on Zone Music Reporter 2009, for Tides Between Us

Charting on New Horizons #4 of 100 of the year for 1989, for Switchback

Islands charted at #1 for Radio & Records 1985

Joining Scott for this concert is Holly Reeves. Holly is well known to Olympia concert as the principal cellist of the Olympia Symphony Orchestra. This year marks her twenty-first season with the group. She is also a long-time member of the Tacoma-based chamber orchestra Northwest Sinfonietta, performing in Seattle, Tacoma, and Puyallup. Before moving to the Northwest, Holly was a member of the Santa Barbara Symphony, the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, and the Japan America Symphony Orchestra, and established a highly regarded chamber series in Santa Barbara as a founding member of the award-winning Anacapa String Quartet. An experienced chamber musician, Holly has performed throughout the United States and in Canada, Costa Rica, France, Switzerland, Great Britain, Japan, and most recently, Italy.

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