Pianist, composer, recording artist, radio host, and film composer, Scott Cossu has been performing worldwide since 1980.
One of the first artists to join the Windham Hill Record Label with Will Ackerman, Cossu received stellar reviews for his 10 chart topping albums, and toured with label mates such as Michael Hedges, Alex De Grassi, and George Winston. He has performed around the world in Spain, Canada, Costa Rica, England, Chile, Italy, and Germany, as well as the US. Scott graduated from the Ohio University School of Music, and 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 to a 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 ZMR. He has been nominated twice by OWMR for a Lifetime Achievement Award.