Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Pianist Michael Brown Coming to Russell Library Thursday February 4th

Works by Faure, Mendelssohn, Brown, and Bernstein will be featured in a performance by Pianist and Composer Michael Brown on February 4th at 7:00 pm at the Russell Library.
Pianist Michael Brown

Winner of a 2015 Avery Fisher Career Grant, Michael Brown has been described by The New York Times as a 'young piano visionary” and 'one of the leading figures in the current renaissance of performer-composers.” Mr. Brown is equally committed as a pianist and composer; his unique artistry is reflected in a creative approach to programming that often interweaves the classics with contemporary works and his own compositions. 
A native New Yorker, Mr. Brown earned dual Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Piano and Composition from The Juilliard School. In 2015, Mr. Brown joined The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s CMS Two program, through which he will perform with the Society both in Alice tully Hall and on tour, including visits to Chicago and Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. The New York Times has called Mr. Brown “a confident young composer with a talent for precision” and described his work as “darkly alluring.”

He spent three summers at Marlboro Music and has made appearances at the Ravinia, Caramoor, Moab, Manchester, Mostly Mozart, Music@Menlo, Music Mountain, Chamber Music Sedona, Rheingau Musik, Beijing International, and Kyoto International festivals. His awards include First Prize in the 2010 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition; Juilliard’s Gina Bachauer Award; and prizes in the Honens and New York International Piano competitions. He was recently appointed Adjunct Assistant Professor of Piano at Brooklyn College. Mr. Brown is a Steinway Artist

This program is being sponsored with funds from The Friends of the Russell Library.

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