Program Biography

MICHAEL BORISKIN is widely hailed as one of the most versatile and dynamic American pianists of his generation. He has taken audiences in the United States and over 30 countries on vividly-guided, provocative journeys across three centuries of music. He appears regularly at many of the world's foremost concert venues, including the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, BBC in London, Theatre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, and Vienna's Arnold Schoenberg Center. He also performs with leading international orchestras, including the Munich and Polish National Radio Orchestras, San Francisco, Utah, and Seattle Symphonies, UNAM Philharmonic of Mexico, and American Composers Orchestra, and, as a sought-after chamber music collaborator, with the Borromeo, Lark, St. Lawrence, and St. Petersburg String Quartets, Dorian and Arioso Wind Quintets, and New York Philharmonic Ensembles. A prolific recording artist, his discography ranges widely from Brahms and Tchaikovsky to the present on BMG/Conifer, New World, Koch, Bridge, Arabesque, and many other labels. His innovative National Public Radio series, CENTURYVIEW, was heard regularly for three years on over 200 stations coast-to-coast, and he was Music Director for three seasons of Mikhail Baryshnikov's White Oak Dance Project. His writing has appeared in many publications, and he has served as an artistic advisor or program consultant for the New York Philharmonic, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and the U. S. State Department. He is Artistic and Executive Director of Copland House, the unique creative center for American music based at Aaron Copland's restored, landmark home near New York City.