Musicians

Michael Boriskin

Michael Boriskin Piano

Michael Boriskin is widely hailed as “one of the most skilled and versatile pianists of his generation” (American Record Guide). 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, 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, and American Composers Orchestra. He is also a sought-after chamber music collaborator, and has performed with the Borromeo, Lark, St. Lawrence, Penderecki, Ludwig, and St. Petersburg String Quartets, Dorian and Arioso Wind Quintets, and New York Philharmonic Ensembles. He has been a guest artist at the Caramoor, Bard, Cape Cod, Moab, Cooperstown, Central Vermont, and Bridgehampton Music Festivals, among many others.

A prolific recording artist, his discography ranges widely from Brahms and Tchaikovsky to the present on BMG/Conifer, New World, Koch, Bridge, Arabesque, Albany, and SONY Classics, which recently re-released his award-winning CD of Gershwin’s complete works for piano and orchestra. 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. He has served as an artistic advisor or program consultant for the New York Philharmonic, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, the U. S. State Department, and many other major institutions, and his writing has appeared in publications across the nation. As Artistic and Executive Director of Copland House since its founding in 1998, he gas guided this unique creative center for American music based at Aaron Copland’s National Historic Landmark home near New York City to international prominence.