“one of the leading figures in the current renaissance of performer-composers.” *-New York Times
Pianist-composer Michael Brown, winner of a 2015 Avery Fisher Career Grant, 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.” Selected by Sir András Schiff for his “Building Bridges” series in 2016-17, Mr. Brown will perform debut recitals in Berlin, Frankfurt, Antwerp, Zurich, Florence, Milan, and at New York’s 92nd Street Y. His recent schedule includes performances with the Seattle, North Carolina, New Haven, and Maryland symphony orchestras; a Carnegie Hall Stern Auditorium debut with the New York Youth Symphony; recitals at Wigmore Hall, the Louvre, Alice Tully Hall, and Weill Hall; performances at the Marlboro, Ravinia, Caramoor, Moab, Mostly Mozart, and Music@Menlo festivals; and concerts with his regular collaborators: cellist Nicholas Canellakis and violinist Elena Urioste. Recent commissions of his own compositions include a piano concerto for the Maryland Symphony and works for the Look & Listen Festival, Bargemusic, Concert Artists Guild, The Stecher and Horowitz Foundation, and Shriver Hall. 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, a Steinway Artist, and a member of Chamber Music Society Two.