Michael Brown (pianist)

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Michael Brown (born 1987 in Oceanside, NY) is an American classical pianist. He is the recipient of the 2015 Avery Fisher Career Grant,[1] 2018 Emerging Artist Award from Lincoln Center,[2] and the 2010 Concert Artists Guild Competition.[3] Brown has performed as soloist with the Seattle,[4] Grand Rapids, North Carolina, Maryland and Albany symphony orchestras[5], and at Carnegie Hall, Caramoor, the Smithsonian,[6] Alice Tully Hall,[3] and the Gilmore Festival. He is an artist at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and is a former member of CMS Two (now known as The Bowers Program).[7] He regularly performs duo recitals with cellist Nicholas Canellakis.[8][9][10]

Michael Brown is also a composer[11][6][12][13] and is the recipient of the 2018 Copland House Residency Award.[14]

Michael Brown is a graduate of the Juilliard School, where he studied piano with Jerome Lowenthal and Robert McDonald, and composition with Samuel Adler (composer) and Robert Beaser.[15]


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  2. ^ "Press Release | Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts". www.aboutlincolncenter.org. Retrieved 2018-12-31.
  3. ^ a b Kozinn, Allan (2012-04-11). "Michael Brown Performs George Perle Piano Rarity at Weill". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2018-12-31.
  4. ^ May, Thomas (January 6, 2017). "At Seattle Symphony, cosmic radiation from Beethoven and Messiaen". The Seattle Times.
  5. ^ "Biography". Sciolino Artist Management. Retrieved 2018-12-31.
  6. ^ a b Rucker, Patrick. "Pianist-composer Michael Brown celebrates Bernstein". The Washington Post.
  7. ^ "Michael Brown | The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center". www.chambermusicsociety.org. Retrieved 2018-12-31.
  8. ^ Giuliano, Mike. "Classical with a sense of humor". Howard County Times. Retrieved 2018-12-31.
  9. ^ Joan, Reinthaler (January 24, 2015). "Cellist Nicholas Canellakis, pianist Michael Brown at Wolf Trap Barns". The Washington Post.
  10. ^ "At Olympic Music Festival, a cellist with a 'thirst' for comedy". The Seattle Times. 2012-08-10. Retrieved 2018-12-31.
  11. ^ "Composer Pianist Michael Brown on Creating Musical Journeys". www.theepochtimes.com. 2017-05-12. Retrieved 2018-12-31.
  12. ^ Allen, David (August 18, 2014). "Not Quite 76 Trombones, but More Than Usual". The New York Times.
  13. ^ "Opera & Classical Music Listings for May 2-8". The New York Times. 2014-05-01. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2018-12-31.
  14. ^ Desk, BWW News. "Copland House Announces 2018 Residency Awards". BroadwayWorld.com. Retrieved 2018-12-31.
  15. ^ "Michael Brown - Pianist". www.operamusica.com. Retrieved 2018-12-31.