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Dr. Benjamin Warsaw, DMA

Young American pianist, Dr. Benjamin Warsaw is a classical pianist, composer, teacher, and accompanist, and performs solo and ensemble concerts throughout North America. Recent concert highlights include, Schwartz Center, Emory University, Atlanta, GA; Yamaha Hall and Haydn Birthplace, Vienna, Austria; O’Shaughnessy Theatre, Minneapolis, MN; and Benjamin performed original compositions for President Carter during a live broadcast at the Carter Center. As a student Benjamin studied and performed solo music, chamber music, and original compositions in summer festivals and masterclasses such as, Wiener Masterclasses, Banff Center Piano Master Classes, Brandywine International Piano Festival, International Keyboard Festival at Mannes, and his original compositions have been featured on NPR. Benjamin holds Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Eastman School of Music where he studied with Rebecca Penneys. He completed his Doctorate of Musical Arts in Piano Performance at Boston University under the tutelage of the late Anthony di Bonaventura.

A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Benjamin is currently Assistant Professor at Armstrong State University, Savannah, GA. There, he is chairman of the piano department, teaches piano and other music-related courses, and is founder and Artistic Director of the concert series, Piano in the Arts. During the summers, Benjamin has been on faculty at Boston University Tanglewood Institute, Blue Lake Fine Arts, Chautauqua Institution, and is currently on faculty at Rebecca Penneys Piano Festival during the summer. He is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda, Music Teachers National Association, Savannah Music Teachers Association, and is an ASCAP composer. Recently Benjamin released his debut album, Warsaw plays Warsaw, featuring a set of 24 Preludes of original music for piano. He is honored to have been selected to be Georgia Music Teacher’s Association’s 2017 composer of the year.

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

2017

January

January 18-19, Wednesday (4:30pm) & Thursday (7:30pm) | Piano in the Arts Presents, Classical, Traditional, Original | Elissa Alvarez, soprano; Benjamin Warsaw, piano | Concert and Masterclass | Armstrong Fine Arts Auditorium | Armstrong State University | For tickets and more information please visit Piano in the Arts January
January 29, Sunday 11am | Coastal Judaic Study Group | Presentation for students | Savannah, GA

February

February 2, Thursday 7pm | French Society Concert featuring Rebecca Flaherty, soprano | Chatham Club | Savannah, GA
February 4, Saturday | Adjudicator | Athens Music Teacher’s Association | Athens, GA
February 8, Wednesday 3pm | Solo concert | Savannah Record Club | Savannah, GA
February 12, Sunday 3pm | Fiddler on the Roof Concert | Ira Miller, percussion; Marc Chesanow, double bass; Laura Savage, violin; Amy Drew, clarinet | Temple Mickve Israel | Savannah, GA
February 18, Saturday | Adjudicator | Savannah Arts Academy | Savannah, GA
February 21, Tuesday 7:30pm | Chamber Concert | Edward Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A Minor, Franz Schubert’s Shepard on the Rock, and other chamber works | Armstrong Fine Arts Auditorium | Armstrong State University | Savannah, GA
February 22-23, Wednesday 4:30pm & Thursday 7:30pm | Piano in the Arts Presents, Beyond The Piano | Evelyn Davis, piano; Aprille Tang, electronics | Concert and Masterclass | Armstrong Fine Arts Auditorium | Armstrong State University | For tickets and more information please visit Piano in the Arts February
February 25, Saturday 10:30 & 11:15am | I got rhythm, how ’bout you!? | Interactive presentation on introductory elements of music | Fine Arts Auditorium | Armstrong State University | Savannah, GA

March

March 13-17 | Resident pianist for Skyline College | Concerto Concert, Solo Concert, Masterclass | San Bruno, CA

April

April 7 | What Pianists Do For Fun | Concert with Rebecca Penneys Piano Festival | University of Florida Tampa | Tampa, FL | For more information visit: http://rebeccapenneyspianofestival.org/
April 15, Saturday | Adjudicator | Georgia Music Teacher’s Association | Athens, GA
April 19-20, Wednesday (4:30pm) & Thursday (7:30pm) | Piano in the Arts Presents, Solos and Duos | Pianists Marina Lomazov and Joseph Rackers | Concert and Masterclass | Armstrong Fine Arts Auditorium | Armstrong State University | For tickets and more information, visit Piano in the Arts April
April 30, Sunday 2pm | Tager Concert Series featuring Rebecca Flaherty, soprano | Shearith Israel | Atlanta, GA

May

May 7, Sunday 4pm | Chamber Concert featuring Mike Daly, french horn; Andrew Jay Ripley, Oboe | Concert Series | Universalist Unitarian Church | Savannah, GA

June

June 14, 21, 28 | Journey through the Genres: Bach to Benjamin | Be part of a musical adventure consisting of three separate concerts/lectures on music of past 300 years. In each class, Benjamin will perform literature ranging from Johann Sebastian Bach to original compositions. The class will “stop and smell the roses” along the way by deconstructing works composed by masters and lesser known composers and analyzing the notes behind the music. | The Learning Center | Savannah, GA | For more information, call 912-236-0363

July

July 10-30 | Faculty member | Rebecca Penneys Piano Festival | University of Florida Tampa | Tampa, FL | For more information, visit http://rebeccapenneyspianofestival.org/

August

August 27, Sunday 3pm | Songs, Dances, and Other Character Pieces for Solo Piano | Whitehead Auditorium | Valdosta State University
August 31, Thursday 7:3opm | Songs, Dances, and Other Character Pieces for Solo Piano | Carter Recital Hall | Georgia Southern University

September

September 1, Friday 11am | Piano Masterclass | Carter Recital Hall | Georgia Southern University
September 13-14, Wednesday (4:30pm) & Thursday (7:30pm) | Piano in the Arts Presents, Roberto Plano and Paula Del Negro | Masterclass and Concert | Armstrong Fine Arts Auditorium | Armstrong State University | For tickets and more information, visit Piano in the Arts
September 30, Saturday 3:00pm | Songs, Dances, and Other Character Pieces for Solo Piano | Atlanta, GA | Spelman College

October

October 20 & 22, Friday (4:30pm) & Sunday (3:00pm) | Piano in the Arts Presents, Orduz-Garcia Duo | Masterclass and Concert | Armstrong Fine Arts Auditorium | Armstrong State University | For tickets and more information, visit Piano in the Arts

November

November 2-4 | Georgia Music Teacher’s Association Composer of the Year | Conference Presenter: Microcosms: 16 Progressive Pieces for the Developing Pianist | Berry College | Rome, GA | For more information, visit GMTA Conference

December

Musical Cuisine

Integrating classical music with artistically inspired cuisine

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