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.” His recent schedule includes debuts with the Seattle and Maryland symphony orchestras, a Carnegie Hall Stern Auditorium debut with the New York Youth Symphony, and recitals at Wigmore Hall, the Louvre, Alice Tully Hall, and Weill Hall. Recent commissions of his own compositions include a piano concerto for the Maryland Symphony Orchestra and works for the Look & Listen Festival, Bargemusic, and the Stecher and Horowitz Foundation. His compositions have been performed at Tanglewood, Ravinia, and Chamber Music Northwest, and in such venues as the Kennedy Center, (Le) Poisson Rouge, and SubCulture. He has recorded several albums, including an all-George Perle CD for Bridge Records and a solo album for CAG Records. Recordings with pianist Jerome Lowenthal, cellist Nicholas Canellakis, and violinist Elena Urioste are all scheduled for release in 2015. A native New Yorker, Mr. Brown earned dual bachelor’s and master’s degrees in piano and composition from The Juilliard School, where he studied with pianists Jerome Lowenthal and Robert McDonald and composers Samuel Adler and Robert Beaser. He is the first prize winner of the 2010 Concert Artists Guild Competition and was recently appointed adjunct assistant professor of piano at Brooklyn College. He is a Steinway Artist and a member of Chamber Music Society Two.


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