Michael Brown, world-renowned pianist

By Bay Chamber Concerts | Nov 11, 2011

Michael Brown is an outstanding young pianist who has been described by the New York Times as “a vividly characterized player.”  He is currently performing around the country with support from Midori’sPartners in Performance.

Founded by violinist Midori in 2003,Partners in Performance is a nonprofit organization which co-presents chamber music concerts with the goal of stimulating interest in classical music, specifically in smaller communities outside the radius and without the financial resources of major urban centers.

 

Noted for his “great confidence and rhythmic flair” by Gramophone, Michael Brown has appeared in many major venues including Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Symphony Space.  Mr. Brown has appeared as soloist with the Juilliard Orchestra at Alice Tully Hall under the baton of New York Philharmonic Music Director Alan Gilbert and has participated in the Marlboro Music Festival.

Recently, he was the recipient of 2011 Lili Boulanger Memorial Fund Award, a prize in which some of the past winners include composer Ned Rorem and pianist Robert Levin.  Mr. Brown is a two-time winner of The Juilliard School’s Gina Bachauer Competition, a prize awarded annually for the two most outstanding pianists in the school.  His “arresting ideas” (The Cleveland Plain Dealer) have won him top awards in the Juilliard Concerto and Munz Competitions as well as the Raeburn Award for Artist of Special Promise from the 2009 Honens International Piano Competition. Recent festival appearances include Music@Menlo, the Steans Institute at Ravinia, Pianofest in the Hamptons, and the Beijing International Music Festival.

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