Piano Concerto to be Premiered this fall by the Maryland Symphony

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On November 8-9, the Maryland Symphony and I will premiere my new Piano Concerto written and commissioned for them. I will also be playing Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto and the piano part in Shostakovich’s First Symphony. It’s been an amazing … Continue reading

Joining Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Two!

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New York, April 23, 2014.  The Chamber Music Society is pleased to announce the appointment of eight exceptional young artists to its prestigious CMS Two program.  The recent audition-winners were selected from an international pool of 237 applicants, 41 of … Continue reading

Tonight on WQXR!

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Episode #1889

Studio Session with Pianist Michael Brown

Wednesday, April 23, 2014



Pianist Michael Brown (Janette Beckman)

Pianist Michael Brown has made regular visits to the Young Artists Showcase, including a studio session two years ago, and has appeared as the winner of the 2010 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition, as well as the 2012 William Petschek Piano Award at Juilliard.

In our studio this week, the pianist and composer performs Beethoven’s Eroica Variations, a piece by his composition teacher George Perle, and some recent variations of his own. As he tells host Bob Sherman, Brown first discovered Perle’s music as a teenager tuning in to WQXR. Perle became his teacher and mentor, and the pianist pays tribute with a pair of performances on this show, as well as a new CD of works by Perle on Bridge Records that comes out next month.

Brown has been busy this season with recitals in Europe, including his debut at London’s Wigmore Hall with another Young Artists Showcase alum, violinist Elena Urioste. Here in New York, Brown has a pair of recitals coming up in May. First, a solo recital at the DiMenna Center, then a duo concert sponsored by the Concert Artists Guild at Barbèsa bar and performance space in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

Program Details:

George Perle: Chansons Cachées, for piano
George Perle: Classic Suite
Michael Brown: Folk Variations
Beethoven: Eroica Variations, Op. 35
— Michael Brown, piano.

The McGraw Hill Financial Young Artists Showcase Episode #1889 Studio Session with Pianist Michael Brown Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Pianist Michael Brown (Janette Beckman) Pianist Michael Brown has made regular visits to the Young Artists Showcase, including a studio session … Continue reading Continue reading