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Dr. Benjamin Warsaw, DMA

Young American pianist, Benjamin Warsaw actively pursues a career as classical pianist, teacher, accompanist, and composer, and has performed numerous solo and ensemble concerts throughout North America. Benjamin participated in Testaments of the Heart, which received enthusiastic reviews from ABC News, Canadian Press, Fox News, and Minneapolis StarTribune. In May 2007, Benjamin gave his New York City debut at Victor Borge Hall, located in the Scandinavia House. Recent concert highlights include: Schwartz Center, Emory University, Atlanta, GA; Yamaha Hall and Haydn Birthplace, Vienna, Austria; O’Shaughnessy Theatre, Minneapolis, MN; and JFK Birthplace, Boston, MA. During the summer of 2013, Benjamin had the great honor of performing for President Jimmy Carter.

A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Benjamin received his Bachelors and Masters degrees from the Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY, where he studied with Ms. Rebecca Penneys. In May 2011 Benjamin completed his Doctorate of Musical Arts in Piano Performance at Boston University under the tutelage of the late, Anthony di Bonaventura. He is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda, Music Teachers National Association, and is president-elect of the Savannah Music Teachers Association. As a collaborator and composer, Benjamin has accompanied and composed music for several notable dance organizations, including, Alvin Ailey Dance Company, Boston Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, Chautauqua Ballet, and is currently the resident composer for Zoetic Dance Ensemble. Along with his brother, Chef Ari Warsaw, the two brothers form the unique duo, Musical Cuisine, a business which offers hours of private home concerts, catered by master Chef Ari.

Benjamin has studied and performed solo and chamber music and original compositions in many summer festivals and masterclasses including: Boston University Tanglewood Institute, Wiener Masterclasses, Banff Center Piano Master Classes, Chautauqua Institute for the Arts, Brandywine International Piano Festival, the International Keyboard Festival at Mannes. In July 2011, his original compositions were broadcasted on National Public Radio in Blue Lake, MI.

Throughout his graduate degrees, Benjamin taught various classes, including piano lessons to other college and graduate students. Benjamin is a member of the Music Teachers National Association and is president-elect of the Savannah chapter. Upon completion of his doctorate in 2011, Benjamin returned to Atlanta to further education in the South and taught at Georgia Perimeter College. In the fall of 2013, Benjamin accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Music at Armstrong State University, Savannah, GA, where he is chairman of the piano department and teaches piano, theory, and other piano related courses.

Audio & Video

Bach – Ich ruf zu dir Herr Jesu Christ

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Chorale Prelude by J.S. Bach

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Warsaw – Prelude 3 – Clouds

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from Preludes (2012)

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Benjamin Warsaw, whose pristine and spirited account of the Stravinsky Sonata easily won the admiration of the public.

- Clavier Magazine

Prokofiev – Visions Fugitives

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Three selections (3, 9, 15) from Serge Prokofiev’s Visions Fugitives Op.22 for piano solo.

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Warsaw – Prelude 24 – Toccata

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from Preludes (2012)

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Mozart – Allegro – Sonata K.570

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First movement from Sonata in B flat No. 16, K.570 — Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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Mompou – Prelude 7

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Composed by Frederico Mompou Recorded live 2008 Boston, MA

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Brahms – Scherzo

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Movement four from Sonata No.3 in F Minor, Op.5 by Johannes Brahms. Recorded 2012 Boston, MA

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Brahms – Intermezzo

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Movement four from Sonata No.3 in F Minor, Op.5 by Johannes Brahms. Recorded 2012 Boston, MA

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Calender

2014

February

February 2, 4pm | Chopin Etudes, Opus 10 and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue | Congregation Shearith Israel | 1180 University Dr. NE, Atlanta, GA 30306
February 23, 1 & 4pm | Children’s Concert and Chopin Etudes, Opus 10 & Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue | Jewish Educational Alliance | 5111 Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA 31405

March

March 1, 8pm | Elissa Alvarez, Soprano and Velvet Caravan | Armstrong State University | Fine Arts Auditorium | Free Admission

April

April 5, 8pm | Zoetic Dance Ensemble | Armstrong State University | Fine Arts Auditorium | Free Admission
April 9, 1pm | Emily Grundstad-Hall, Soprano | Georgia Perimeter College | 555 North Indian Creek Drive, Clarkston, GA 30021 | Free Admission
April 24, 7pm | Emily Grundstad-Hall, Soprano | Armstrong State University | Fine Arts Auditorium | 11935 Abercorn Street Savannah, GA 31419 | Free Admission

May

June

June 13, 7:30m | Music of Bach, Chopin, Gershwin, Puccini, Schubert, Warsaw | Messiah Lutheran Church | 1 West Ridge Road, Savannah, GA 31411 | Free Admission, $15 suggested donation
June 23 – July 5 | Resident pianist for Chautauqua School of Dance | Chautauqua Institution | 1 Ames Ave, Chautauqua, NY 14722

July

June 23 – July 5 | Resident pianist for Chautauqua School of Dance | Chautauqua Institution | 1 Ames Ave, Chautauqua, NY 14722
July 22 | Workshop for Savannah Children’s Choir | Garrison School of Visual & Performing Arts

August

September

September 9 | Private Benefit Concert for Savannah Classical Academy | The Landings | Savannah, GA
September 20, 8:30pm | Solo Concert “Selichot” | Temple Mickve Israel | 20 E. Gordon Street, Savannah, GA 31401

October

October 14 | Private Benefit Concert for Savannah Classical Academy | The Landings | Savannah, GA
October 25 | Private Concert for Harvardwood | Armstrong State University | Fine Arts Auditorium | 11935 Abercorn Street Savannah, GA 31419

November

November 13 | Solo Concert and Masterclass | Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College | 2802 Moore Highway, Tifton, GA 31793
November 23, 5pm | Mozart Quintet in E flat Major for piano and winds K. 452 | Savannah Philharmonic Chamber Series | Lutheran Church of the Ascension | 120 Bull St, Savannah, GA 31401

December

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