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Concert Artists Guild Welcomes Pianist Michael Brown to The DiMenna Center Tonight

Concert Artists Guild Welcomes Pianist Michael Brown to The DiMenna Center Tonight

Concert Artists Guild presents the versatile pianist and composer Michael Brown, First Prize Winner of the 2010 CAG Victor Elmaleh Competition, on its Concerts in New York series tonight, May 7 at 7:30 p.m. at Cary Hall at The DiMenna Center for Classical Music.

With variations by Schubert and Beethoven serving as bookends, the program includes the New York premiere of Mr. Brown's own "Folk Variations" (2013). The program also features music by two composition mentors--George Perle and Samuel Adler (whose work is dedicated to Mr. Brown)--as he celebrates the release of his latest recording: George Perle, Eight Pieces (1938-1997) on Bridge Records.

Tickets are $20, $10 for students and can be purchased online at http://www.concertartists.org/concerts-nyc/michael-brown.

The New York Times has declared Michael Brown "a young piano visionary," praising him for "a magnificent performance" and a "powerful technique and a vivid imagination." He is First Prize Winner of the 2010 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition. As winner of the Juilliard Concerto Competition, Mr. Brown performed with the Juilliard Orchestra under New York Philharmonic Music Director Alan Gilbert, and he performed a recital at Alice Tully Hall as winner of Juilliard's 2012 William Petschek Piano Recital Award. Mr. Brown is an equally dedicated composer whose unique artistry is reflected in a creative approach to programming, where he often interweaves the classics with contemporary works and his own compositions. He has appeared on four continents, in such major venues as Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In 2013 he spent his third summer as a participating artist at Marlboro Music.

Among the highlights of Mr. Brown's 2013-14 season are his Carnegie Hall Isaac Stern Auditorium debut with the New York Youth Symphony; a recital at London's Wigmore Hall with violinist Elena Urioste; a ten-concert European tour with violinist Caroline Goulding, including a performance at the Louvre; an appearance on Lincoln Center's Great Performers Series; a performance at Alice Tully Hall with his duo partner, cellist Nicholas Canellakis; and concerts at the Vancouver Recital Society, New Orleans Friends of Music, Danbury Concerts, and Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Mr. Brown's recent schedule has also included engagements with the New Haven, Bakersfield, Roswell, and Santa Maria Orchestras; recitals at Dame Myra Hess Concerts in Chicago, the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., and Gilmore Festival's Rising Stars Series; and performances at the Marlboro, Ravinia, Caramoor, Moab, Mostly Mozart, Music@Menlo, Beijing International, and Kyoto International music festivals.

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