Michael Brown has been described as “one of the most refined of all pianist-composers” (International Piano). Winner of a 2018 Emerging Artist Award from Lincoln Center and a 2015 Avery Fisher Career Grant, Michael is an artist of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, performing regularly at Alice Tully Hall and on tour. He makes regular solo appearances with orchestras including the National Philharmonic, the Seattle, Grand Rapids, North Carolina, Maryland and Albany Symphonies and has given recitals at Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, and the Louvre among others. Pianist Sir András Schiff selected Michael for an international solo recital tour where he debuted in Zurich’s Tonhalle and at New York’s 92nd Street Y. Michael has appeared at the Tanglewood, Marlboro, Music@Menlo, Gilmore, Ravinia, Moab, and Bard music festivals and performs regularly with his longtime duo partner, cellist Nicholas Canellakis.
As the Composer and Artist-in-Residence at the New Haven Symphony for the 2017-19 seasons, Michael will make multiple appearances with the orchestra as soloist and compose a symphony for premiere in 2019. He was First Prize winner of the Concert Artists Guild Competition, a recipient of the Juilliard Petschek Award, and is a Steinway Artist. Michael earned dual Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in piano and composition from The Juilliard School, studying with pianists Jerome Lowenthal and Robert McDonald and composers Samuel Adler and Robert Beaser. A native New Yorker, he lives there with his two 19th century Steinway D’s, Octavia and Daria. michaelbrownmusic.com.