Chopin for All series of free concerts presents:
The American Virtuosi: Borowsky siblings:
Frances, cello, Emmanuel, violin & Elizabeth, piano
Saturday, May 16, 2009 at 7:00 PM
Broward County Main Library, 100 S. Andrews Ave, Ft. Lauderdale
Attention: Change of Time: Sunday, May 17, 2009 at 2:00 PM
Granada Presbyterian Church, 950 University Drive, Coral Gables
Program Music by Sarasate, Ravel, Twardowski, & Chopin
For more information: Please call Chopin Foundation at 305-868-0624 or visit www.chopin.org
Hailed by the international press as “American Virtuosi,” the Borowsky siblings have been praised world-wide for their outstanding musicianship. Although young, they have won their way into the hearts of millions of people through their concerts in North America, Asia, the Middle East, and Europe; radio and television performances; and CD recordings. In 2004 they received the Erick Friedman Prize for Outstanding Young Musicians and were invited to perform their Carnegie Hall debut. In the last year, they have performed Pre-Olympic concerts in China (“One World, One Dream, One Family”), resided as Artists and Scholars in Residence at the Dilsberg Castle in Germany as recipients of a grant from the Rhein-Neckar Kulturstiftung, and were the featured soloists for the U.S. concert tour of the Young German Symphony Orchestra, performing the Beethoven Triple Concerto in Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Gettysburg, Emmitsburg, Baltimore, Washington, and New York.
Frances Grace has performed in Israel, Jordan, Indonesia, Japan, China, Vietnam, Singapore, Germany, Poland, Scandinavia, Canada, and the USA. She studies under the guidance of her mother, and also has been mentored by such cellists as Janos Starker, Michael Flaksman, and Zara Nelsova. At the age of fourteen, she was awarded a full scholarship for her studies at the University of Maryland/Towson University (Honor’s College Program). She recently was awarded the first prize in the prestigious Peggy Yale Gordon Music Competition.
Emmanuel has been lauded as an outstanding musician of his generation since his debut at age six. At the age of ten, he performed Vivaldi’s A minor concerto in Washington D.C. before a sold-out audience of over 9,000 people. He has since performed recitals and concerts throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East and has frequently been featured on television and radio programs. Among his teachers have been Jaime Laredo, Zoltan Szabo, Dorothy DeLay, Erick Friedman, Gudny Gudmundsdotir, and Mark Kaplan. He is a winner of the Montpelier Performing Arts Society Competition and recently performed the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with the Indiana University Orchestra.
Elizabeth has achieved international recognition as a highly artistic pianist and composer. Since her debut at age seven, she has performed in renowned concert halls and participated in prestigious festivals throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. She has received an impressive array of awards including the International Young Artists Award, Heidelberg Grand Prix, Chopin Foundation of the United States Scholarship, Pro Sinfonika Award for Promoting Classical Music Among Youth, Jerusalem Medal for Composition, National Foundation for the Arts Merit Award, and Kosciuszko Foundation Scholarship for Graduate Studies. She has taught at Indiana University (Bloomington) and the International Music Institute and Festival USA.