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Dr. Benjamin Warsaw, DMA

Young American pianist, Benjamin Warsaw actively pursues a career as a classical pianist, composer, teacher, and accompanist. He has performed numerous solo and ensemble concerts throughout North America. His performances have received enthusiastic reviews from Clavier Magazine, ABC News, Canadian Press, Fox News, and Minneapolis StarTribune. A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Benjamin gave his New York City debut in May 2007 at Victor Borge Hall. 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. Benjamin received his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Eastman School of Music and his Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance at Boston University. Principal teachers include Rebecca Penneys, Anthony Di Bonaventura, and Cary Lewis. In addition, Benjamin has had the privilege of performing for internationally acclaimed concert pianists, such as Earl Wild, Menahem Pressler, Victor Rosenbaum, and Anton Kuerti.

Benjamin has performed solo, chamber music, and original compositions in many festivals and masterclasses including, Wiener Masterclasses, Banff Center Piano Master Classes, Boston University Tanglewood Institute, Chautauqua Institution, Brandywine International Piano Festival, the International Keyboard Festival at Mannes, and Brevard Music Center. Throughout his studies, he has been awarded various scholarships, such as the Howard Hanson Scholarship, George Eastman Grant, and Boston University General Scholarship. He is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda, Music Teachers National Association, and Savannah Music Teachers Association. Recent competition prizes include 2nd prize Professor Dichler International Competition, Vienna; 2nd prize Chautauqua International Competition; 1st prize Boston University Honor’s Competition; and semi-finalist in the International Keyboard Festival Competition, Mannes College, NY.

Benjamin is an active performer in the arts throughout Georgia. He serves as Assistant Professor at Armstrong State University, Savannah, GA. At Armstrong, Benjamin teaches piano and theory and is Artistic Director of Piano in the Arts, a concert series dedicated to promoting piano music to the Savannah community. Benjamin has been on piano faculty at Georgia Perimeter College, Georgia Academy of Music, Tanglewood Institute, Rebecca Penneys Piano Festival, and Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp where his original compositions were featured on NPR.

Benjamin enjoys collaborations in many different settings. He has worked with notable dance companies including Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre Company and Boston Ballet Company and School. In 2015, Benjamin released his debut album, Warsaw plays Warsaw, featuring a set of 24 Preludes of original music for piano.

Audio & Video

The Man I Love — Gershwin/Wild

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Live from Mercer University November, 2015 George Gershwin/Earl Wild — The Man I Love (Encore)

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Chopin Etude “Winter Wind”

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Berceuse in F-sharp Major

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Clouds & Romantic Lullaby

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Toccata in D Minor

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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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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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Calendar

2016

January

January 16, Saturday | Judge for Valdosta Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition | Valdosta State University | Valdosta, GA
January 20, Wednesday 6pm | Martini’s at the Mansion | The Mansion on Forsyth | 700 Drayton St. | Savannah, GA | For more information please visit Martini’s at the Mansion
January 21-22, Thursday-Friday | Piano in the Arts Presents, Joe Alterman Trio | Concert and Masterclass | For more tickets and more information please visit, Piano in the Arts January
January 30, Saturday 6pm | Champagne & Chocolate | Solo Concert “All Gershwin” | Fundraiser for the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra | Coastal Gardens | Savannah, GA | For more information please visit Savannah Philharmonic Champagne & Chocolate

February

February 6, Saturday 4pm | Solo Concert “All Chopin” | Savannah Friends of Music “Parties ala Carte” | The Landings | Savannah, GA | For tickets and more information please visit Parties a la Carte/Savannah Friends of Music
February 9, Tuesday 7pm | Solo concert and Masterclass | Claflin University | Orangeburg, SC
February 10, Wednesday 9am | Masterclass | Claflin University | Orangeburg, SC
February 18-19, Wednesday-Thursday | Piano in the Arts Presents, “The Golden Age of Song” | Concert and Masterclass | For tickets and more information please visit Piano in the Arts February
February 29, Monday 2pm | Mini-Recital and Masterclass | Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall | Lynn University Conservatory of Music | Boca Raton, FL | Concert at Lynn University

March

March 10, Thursday 7-9pm | Bach to Ben at the Beautiful Mansion on Forsyth Park | Mansion on Forsyth Park | Savannah, GA | Free admission
March 19, Saturday | Judge for Georgia Music Teacher’s Association Competition | Wesleyan College | Macon, GA

April

April 16, Saturday 5pm | Contemporary Classics of Chamber Music | Works by Francis Poulenc and Rina Nota | Savannah Philharmonic Chamber Concert No. 6 | Lutheran Church of the Ascension | Savannah, GA | For tickets and more information please visit Savannah Philharmonic Chamber Concert No. 6
April 22-23, Friday-Saturday | Piano in the Arts Presents, Vladimir Viardo | Concert and Masterclass | For tickets and more information please visit Piano in the Arts April

May

May 15, Sunday 4pm | “Songs You Know and Love” featuring Rebecca Flaherty, Soprano | Concert Series | Shearith Israel | Atlanta, GA | For more information and tickets please call 404.873.1743

June

June 15,22,29 | Concert/Lecture on Chopin 24 Etudes | The Learning Center | For more information visit: The Learning Center (Summer catalogue)

July

July 12-30 | Faculty member | Rebecca Penneys Piano Festival | University of Florida Tampa | Tampa, FL | For more information visit: http://rebeccapenneyspianofestival.org/

August

September

September 7-8, Wednesday-Thursday | Armstrong State University Piano in the Arts Presents, “An Evening of European Classics” | Concert and Masterclass by Lovre Marušić | For tickets and more information please visit: Piano in the Arts: An Evening of European Classics
September 17, Saturday | Presenter for Athens Georgia Music Teacher’s Association | Lecture and Concert on the Etudes of Frederic Chopin | Athens, GA
September 24, Saturday 8:30pm | “Songs You Know and Love” featuring Rebecca Flaherty, Soprano | Slichot Service | Congregation Mickve Israel | Savannah, GA | For more information and tickets please call 912.233.1547

October

October 13, Thursday | Armstrong State University Piano in the Arts Presents, “Jazz: Arranged and Rearranged” —— CANCELLED DUE TO HURRICANE MATTHEW ——
October 22, Saturday 5:00-7:00pm | Marriott SpringHill Suites Midtown | Art Day, with artist, Alicia Perez | 11317 Abercorn Street | Free admission
October 28-29, Friday-Saturday | Adjudicator for Georgia Music Teacher’s Association Piano Competition | Mercer University | Macon, GA

November

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