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Michael Brown

Michael Brown

A recipient of a 2015 Avery Fisher Career Grant, Pianist Michael Brown was also the First Prize winner of the Concert Artists Guild Competition and the recipient of the Juilliard Petschek Award.




Adler: One Lives but Once: A 90th Birthday Celebration
Adler: One Lives but Once: A 90th Birthday Celebration
This three-disc set provides a cohesive overview of Adler's output celebrating his 90th birthday. 

CKD 590  

Michael Brown - piano 

Equally acclaimed as a pianist and composer, Michael Brown has been described as ‘one of the most refined of all pianist-composers’ (International Piano) and ‘one of the leading figures in the current renaissance of performer-composers’ (The New York Times). A recipient of a 2015 Avery Fisher Career Grant, Brown regularly makes solo appearances with orchestras such as the Seattle, North Carolina, New Haven, Albany, Flagstaff, and Richardson Symphonies. During the 2016–2017 season, he was selected by pianist Sir András Schiff  to perform across the US and Europe, including debut solo recitals in Zurich’s Tonhalle.

A native New Yorker, Brown was the First Prize winner of the Concert Artists Guild Competition, the recipient of the Juilliard Petschek Award, and is a Steinway Artist. He has performed at Alice Tully Hall and Carnegie Hall in New York City, The Kennedy Center in Washington DC, Wigmore Hall in London, DeSingel in Antwerp, and the Louvre in Paris; and appeared in festivals such as Marlboro, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, and Ravinia.

Brown has 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. Additional mentors have included Leon Fleisher and Richard Goode, as well as his early teachers, Herbert Rothgarber and Adam Kent.


For further information - www.michaelbrownmusic.com
MusicWeb International
'These are warm, polished and convincing performances, well-rehearsed, with immaculate ensemble in each case. All of the works have been recorded in top-notch sound.'
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Classica
4 Stars
'Convincing and authentic interpretations.'
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BBC Music Magazine
'...it's hard to beat the dancing simplicity of Into the Radiant Boundaries of Light for viola and guitar, or Ports of Call for guitar and two violins - a sunny guide to the Mediterranean calling points of Jewish refugees...Adler in a nutshell.'
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Pizzicato
4 Stars
'This is a musically well realized homage to the German born American composer Sam Adler. The works with various instruments cover a wide range of his life and different styles of expression. The overall impression is one of a life-affirming composer.'
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RBB Kulturradio
5 Stars
CD-Tipp: 'In five dance movements including "Rumble" to "Pavane", Adler proves his outstanding understanding of music history, especially in the concluding "Tarantella".'
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