MichaelBrown_credit_Jeanette_BeckmanThe Stecher and Horowitz Foundation proudly announces MICHAEL BROWN, Laureate of the New York International Piano Competition, as a recipient of the prestigious 2015 Avery Fisher Career Grant, back-to-back with Charlie Albright, Laureate of the New York International Piano Competition and recipient of the 2014 Avery Fisher Career Grant.

The New York Times declared Michael Brown “one of the leading figures in the current renaissance of performer-composers” and “a young piano visionary.” An equally committed pianist and composer, Mr. Brown’s unique artistry is reflected in his creative approach to programming, where he often interweaves the classics with contemporary works and his own compositions. He joins the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s CMS Two program in 2015. His forthcoming and recent schedule includes a performance with Seattle Symphony musicians; a Carnegie Hall Stern Auditorium debut; recitals at Wigmore Hall, the Louvre, Alice Tully Hall and Weill Hall; and performances at music festivals around the United States. Recent commissions and performances of his own compositions include a piano concerto for the Maryland Symphony Orchestra and works for the Look & Listen Festival, Bargemusic and Concert Artists Guild.

The Stecher and Horowitz Foundation is proud to have played a role in Michael’s career since he was awarded the First Ensemble Prize at the 2004 New York International Piano Competition.

We extend our warmest congratulations to Michael, and look forward to participating in his career as mentors and friends.

Melvin Stecher and Norman Horowitz
Executive Directors