Douglas-Jayd Burn


Dr. Douglas-Jayd Burn, a native of Richmond, Virginia, began serious musical study at age 18 and holds degrees in performance from the University of Arizona, the Hartt School, and Virginia Commonwealth University, studying with John Milbauer, David Westfall, and Dmitri Shteinberg respectively, and studying organ with Ardyth Lohuis. He has appeared in masterclasses with Eric Larsen, Sonia Rubinsky, and Edward Newman. He served as an instructor at the University of Arizona under the guidance of Lisa Zdechlik, and as a Teaching Fellow at the Hartt School. Burn has adjudicated for the Tucson Music Teachers Arizona Study Program and the Reno Tahoe Piano Competition. In Europe and the United States, he has performed with members of the Zürich Opera Orchestra, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Deutsch Oper Berlin, Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra, Tucson Symphony Orchestra, the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, and Richmond Symphony Orchestra. He was selected as the Academy Fellow Pianist for the Talis Festival’s 2018 and 2019 seasons. Burn has performed with Richmond Ballet and accompanied works choreographed by Salvatore Aiello, Jerome Robbins, Ben Stevenson, Tom Mattingly, Mate Szentes, and Ma Cong. To hear more performances and for more information regarding upcoming engagements, visit

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