Hailed as a “vividly characterized and rhythmically free-spirited” pianist by The New York Times, Michael Brown is the First Prize Winner of the 2010 CAG Victor Elmaleh Competition. He has appeared in many major venues including Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall, and has appeared as soloist with the Juilliard Orchestra at Alice Tully Hall under the baton of New York Philharmonic Music Director Alan Gilbert. In 2012, Mr. Brown will give recitals at Carnegie Hall as part of the CAG Winners Series. An accomplished composer, Mr. Brown was awarded the 2009 Palmer-Dixon Prize from Juilliard and his works have been performed internationally by various ensembles.
At the Brookhaven performance, the Quartet will perform Bartok's remarkable Quartet No. 3, Mr. Brown will perform short solo works by Ravel, and then the forces will combine in a performance of the popular Piano Quintet Op. 44 of Robert Schumann.