AUSTIN/ LOS ANGELES
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Rising McDowell is a pianist and vocalist who has been described as “captivating,” “magical,” and "unforgettable." Rising plays to transport listeners to another world—one where life's stresses are washed away and replaced with peace and beauty. She began piano at age 6, competed for over 12 years and won numerous first place prizes, and now brings her soothing and uplifting performances to listeners across Austin. Her repertoire spans a wide range of classical, romantic, impressionistic, jazz, contemporary, and pop pieces.
Rising's uniquely smooth and dreamy voice is inspired by timeless jazz and soul icons like Nat King Cole and Billie Holiday. As a vocalist Rising has performed a cappella, solo on keyboard, and with guitarists and small bands. Her vocal training began at age 11 through the Los Angeles Children's Chorus—one of the nation's leading treble choirs—where she sang with the LA Philharmonic Orchestra and LA Master Chorale at venues including the Hollywood Bowl and Walt Disney Concert Hall. Rising now sings live across Austin, both solo and with her partner in their acoustic duo, Kitcher & Rising.
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt
Vino Volo Wine Bar
Annie's Cafe & Bar
Haymaker Restaurant & Bar
Brookdale Westlake Hills
Conservatory at North Austin
Querencia at Barton Creek
House Wine, South Lamar
OPA! South Lamar
The Reserve, Lake Austin
Longhorn Village, Steiner Ranch
"It was an unforgettable experience! Her technical mastery, musicality, and stage presence were impressive. Her repertoire was varied and showcased her versatility as a performer.
I highly recommend her to anyone!"
–Sarah Neal, The Village at the Triangle