Michael Brown


Winner of a 2015 Avery Fisher Career Grant, Michael Brown 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.” His recent schedule includes performances with the Seattle and Maryland Symphony Orchestras; a Carnegie Hall debut with New York Youth Symphony; and recitals at Wigmore Hall, the Louvre, Alice Tully Hall, and Weill Hall. Recent commissions of Michael’s compositions include a piano concerto for the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, and works for the Look & Listen Festival, Bargemusic, and Stecher and Horowitz Foundation. His compositions have been performed at Tanglewood, Ravinia, Chamber Music Northwest, the Kennedy Center, (Le) Poisson Rouge, and SubCulture. Michael's recordings include an All-George Perle CD (Bridge Records) and a solo album (CAG Records). He released a recording (CAG Records) in April, 2016 with pianist Jerome Lowenthal. Michael 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, and is currently Adjunct Assistant Professor of Piano at Brooklyn College. He is a Steinway Artist and a member of Lincoln Center’s Chamber Music Society Two.