During the 90s, Don Irwin signed a 3 year recording contract with South Africa Transistor Records, to produce an album for the European and African markets. The overwhelming success of that album led to guest performances at the Cannes Music Festival, appearances on MTV Europe and MTV Africa, and two music videos for the government of South Africa. At the request of the South African government, he toured many schools throughout South Africa and Zimbabwe giving concerts at various schools to expose students to different musical styles ranging from classical to original compositions. This experience was the impetus for the Caravaggio Foundation that Don Irwin founded to provide music education scholarships.
In the mid 90's Irwin was asked to give personal appearances at Bloomingdale flagship store in New York City and at the Mall of America in Bloomington, MN. This launched a highly successful annual fall concert featuring Don Irwin on piano at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis, which continues today.
Don Irwin's works have become known around the world. His music is uniquely fused with varying blends and textures acquired through his travels and experiences in diverse world cultures. His beautiful melodies, sweeping ranges, unique sounds, and exotic rhythms are intertwined to form what has become the Don Irwin signature.
Whether attending his One Man Show or the fully orchestrated stage productions, the musical expressions of this exciting, innovative, and inimitable artist will forever change your view of piano music.