Michael Boriskin, piano
Hailed by Fanfare magazine as “a brilliant pianist who has done as much as anyone for contemporary music,” Michael Boriskin has taken audiences in over 30 countries on provocative journeys across four centuries of music. He appears regularly at the world’s foremost concert venues, including Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, BBC in London, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, and Vienna’s Arnold Schönberg Center; and as soloist with leading international orchestras, including the Munich and Polish National Radio Orchestras, San Francisco, Utah, and Seattle Symphonies, UNAM Philharmonic of Mexico, American Composers Orchestra, and Buffalo Philharmonic. As a chamber artist, he has performed at; the Ravinia, Bard, Cape Cod, Caramoor, and La Jolla Music Festivals and with the Borromeo, Lark, St. Lawrence, and St. Petersburg String Quartets, Dorian and Arioso Wind Quintets, Music from Copland House, and New York Philharmonic Ensembles, among many others. He has recorded extensively for New World, Koch, Bridge, BMG, Arabesque, Albany, and SONY Classical, which re-released his acclaimed recording of Gershwin’s complete piano and orchestra works. He has been a frequent presence on National Public Radio and American Public Media as performer, commentator, or host, and his writing has appeared in many publications. He served as Music Director of Mikhail Baryshnikov’s fabled White Oak Dance Project, and has been an artistic advisor or program consultant for the New York Philharmonic, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and the U.S. State Department. As Founding Artistic and Executive Director of Copland House, he has guided this award-winning creative center for American music based at Aaron Copland’s National Historic Landmark home near New York City to national and global prominence.