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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 Georgia Southern University, Armstrong Campus, Savannah, GA. There, he 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

2018

January

January 11, Thursday 7:30pm | Piano in the Arts Presents, Neeman Piano Duo | Stephanie and Edward Neeman, piano | Concert | Armstrong Fine Arts Auditorium | Georgia Southern University, Armstrong Campus | Savannah, GA
January 21, Sunday 3:00pm | Kennesaw State University | Young Artists Competition | Adjudicator | Kennesaw, GA

February

February 3, Saturday 9:00am | Savannah Arts Academy | Auditions Adjudicator | Savannah, GA
February 7, Wednesday 4:30pm | Piano in the Arts presents a Voice Masterclass | Maria Zouvos and Benjamin Warsaw, guest teachers | Armstrong Fine Arts Auditorium | Georgia Southern University, Armstrong Campus | Savannah, GA
February 8, Thursday 7:00pm | French Society Concert featuring Rebecca Flaherty, soprano | Chatham Club | Savannah, GA
February 11, Sunday 3:00pm | Piano in the Arts Presents, Come Together, An Evening of Relationships | A collaboration between the Savannah Voice Festival and Benjamin Warsaw, also featuring Michael Ching, piano | Concert | Armstrong Fine Arts Auditorium | Georgia Southern University, Armstrong Campus | Savannah, GA
February 14, Wednesday 4:00pm | Solo concert | Savannah Record Club | Savannah, GA
February 17, Saturday 10:30 & 11:15am | I got rhythm, how ’bout you!? | Interactive presentation on introductory elements of music | Armstrong Fine Arts Auditorium | Georgia Southern University, Armstrong Campus | Savannah, GA

March

April

April 15, Sunday 3:00pm | Trio Concert | Featuring Jeana Melilli, flute; Mike Daly, Horn; Andrew Ripley, Oboe | United Methodist Church | Savannah, GA

May

May 23, Wednesday 7:00pm | Solo Concert | University of Antioquia – Colômbia | Colombia, South America

June

July

July 9-29 | Faculty member | Rebecca Penneys Piano Festival | University of Florida Tampa | Tampa, FL | For more information, visit http://rebeccapenneyspianofestival.org/

August

August 15, Thursday 7:30pm | Piano in the Arts presents, Blue Heron Chamber Ensemble | A concert of wind trios | Armstrong Fine Arts Auditorium | Georgia Southern University, Armstrong Campus | Savannah, GA
August 23, Thursday 4:00pm | Piano in the Arts presents a Voice Masterclass | Maria Zouves and Benjamin Warsaw, guest teachers | Armstrong Fine Arts Auditorium | Georgia Southern University, Armstrong Campus | Savannah, GA

September

September 14, Sunday 8:00pm | Concert of Jewish Music | Cantor Meir Dorfman | B’nai Brith Jacob Synagogue | Savannah, GA
September 26, Wednesday 3:00pm | Solo concert and presentation | Gwinnett County Music Teacher’s Association | Atlanta, GA

October

October 11, Thursday 12:00pm | Savannah Voice Festival | Levy Concert Luncheon | Jewish Educational Alliance | Savannah, GA
October 12, Friday 7:30pm | Piano in the Arts Presents, South American Rhythms | 4-hand and Solo Concert | Drs. Ana Maria Orduz & Diego Arango Toro, piano | Armstrong Fine Arts Auditorium | Georgia Southern University, Armstrong Campus | Savannah, GA
October 13, Saturday 6:00pm | Savannah Voice Festival | Oglethorpe Club | Savannah, GA
October 14, Sunday 2:00pm | Savannah Voice Festival | Levy Concert | Jewish Educational Alliance | Savannah, GA
October 21, Sunday 4:00pm | Solo Concert | Parties Ala Carte | Savannah Friends of Music | Home of Suzan and Ron Krannich | Savannah, GA
October 30, Tuesday 3:30pm (Masterclass) and 7:30pm (Concert) | Masterclass and Solo Concert | Florida College | Tampa, FL

November

December

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