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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

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/

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