An Elite Pianist

Back in the days when Irwin was in Florida, he became a music director at the La Coquille Club in Palm Beach, and the Marco Polo Hotel in Miami Beach. In California, he regularly performed as pianist at most of Beverly Hills’ and Hollywood’s finest restaurants, hotels, and clubs

  • Bistro and Bistro Garden
  • Chasen’s
  • Jockey Club
  • Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel
  • Regency Club
  • Wyndham Bel Age Hotel
  • Le Dome
  • Overstreet’s
  • Jerry Lewis Restaurant
  • L’Ermitage Hotel
  • George Hamilton’s Club
Musical Experience

 Irwin has also scored the music for many Barry Ashton-Wolf Kochmann Productions throughout the world, including productions in Las Vegas, Miami Beach, Sweden, Puerto Rico, and Japan. He has also composed music for the musical theatre, record albums as well as liturgical and sacred music.

Days in the Orchestra Remaining in the limelight of the music scene, Irwin was a pianist-arranger for the Freddy Martin Orchestra at the Coconut Grove in Hollywood. He has also appeared as a pianist with other famous dance orchestras, including Glenn Miller, Bob Crosby, Sammy Kaye, and Vaughn Monroe.

Solo Career

 A musician like Irwin Witebsky also had his share of partying with the prominent figures. He played solo piano regularly at “high society” revelries for luminaries such as:

  • Nancy Reagan
  • Milton Berle
  • Sid Caesar
  • Steve Allen
  • Tony Martin
  • Cyd Charisse
  • Ed McMahon
  • Meredith Willson
  • Walter Matthau
  • Jack Lemmon
  • Red Buttons
A Talented Music Instructor

 After transferring to Los Angeles, Irwin became a music instructor for the Beverly Hills Unified School District. He has conducted music for adult and children’s choirs, played the organ, and had been the music director in churches and synagogues throughout Southern California.

Full-Time Piano Teacher

 Irwin recently moved to San Antonio from Los Angeles, and is already the pianist-organist at San Antonio’s St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church, as well as pianist for the USAA Chorus, and the San Antonio Lutheran Chorale. Furthermore, Irwin has been on the piano teaching faculty of the Alamo Music School and the Northside Music School.

Local Star and Accompanist

 At present, Irwin is the official accompanist for the entire Southwest Independent School District, arranging many vocal, solo, and ensemble artists in most school districts throughout the San Antonio area. He still plays regularly at the Meson European Dining Restaurant, as well as many high society events, conventions, and private parties in the surrounding area.