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Biography

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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, Georgia Music Educators Association, National Association for Music Education, 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. 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

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 Univeristy | 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 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

July

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

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