AmiciMusic presents "The Folk Spirit"  Friday, May 24th  7:30 pm

$18 advance
$20 door

"The Folk Spirit"
Fri. 5/24, 7:30, Amici Music presents "The Folk Spirit", feat. folk and dance music by Dvorak, Piazzolla & more.  Dr. Daniel Weiser (P\piano), Emmanuel Borowdky (violin) and Frances Borowsky (cello).  

 Daniel Weiser, Piano

Daniel Weiser
Daniel Weiser, piano, has a Doctorate in Piano/Chamber Music from the Peabody Conservatory, where he studied with Samuel Sanders and Robert MacDonald and won the Richard Franko Goldman prize for outstanding contribution to musical and education life. He has performed on many great stages, including the Weill Recital Hall of Carnegie Hall, the National Gallery of Art in D.C., and on the Dame Myra Hess Concert Series in Chicago. He has also concertized around the world, including Israel, Thailand, Holland, and France and was the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador Abroad, for which he performed on an eleven-country tour of the Middle East and Asia. He has been on the music faculty of Dartmouth College and the prestigious St. Paul’s School in Concord, NH.
Besides founding AmiciMusic, he co-founded and still serves as Artistic Director for Classicopia, a similar type of chamber music organization based in New Hampshire. He was also a founding member of the Adirondack Ensemble, which won a Chamber Music America award for inventive programming and outreach. He has participated in the New Hampshire Music Festival, Musicorda, and the Apple Hill Chamber Music Festival and has been the Music Director of the Da Corneta Opera Ensemble, the Opera North Young Artist program, and Opera New England. A phi beta kappa graduate of Columbia University with a degree in American History, he also spent a year at Harvard Law School and was a classmate of President Obama. A native of Buffalo, NY, he currently lives in Baltimore, MD with his wife, Dr. Kisha Weiser and their eleven-year old twin daughters, Emma and Sophie.

Emmanuel Borowsky
 The German Heidelberg Rhein-Neckar Zeitung's assessment of the American violinist Emmanuel Borowsky has been echoed by audiences and media around the world. To date, Emmanuel has toured 37 countries in North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, performing as soloist with orchestras including the Tianjin Symphony Orchestra, Poznan Symphony, Katowice Symphony Orchestra, Young German Orchestra, Siauliai Chamber Orchestra, St. Christopher Orchestra of Vilnius, Jordan National Conservatory Orchestra, and Gettysburg Chamber Orchestra. His performance with the Polish Camerata was broadcast internationally on POL-SAT.

Dr. Borowsky began his violin studies at the age of four, and by the age of eight was regularly invited to perform concerts around the USA and abroad.
At eleven, he was invited to perform at the Kumho Child Prodigies Concert Series in Seoul, Korea.  At age twelve, he completed a six-week tour of Israel and Jordan, and represented North America at the World Child Prodigies Concert in Amman. At thirteen, he received the distinguished Cultural Achievement Award from UNESCO, and at fifteen was featured on the nationally-syndicated radio show, From the Top. Dr. Borowsky gave his Carnegie Hall debut recital at seventeen, and  then performed for an audience of over 100,000 people at the World Youth Day in Cologne, Germany.

Borowsky's love of collaborative music began at an early age. Along with his two sisters (cellist Frances and pianist Elizabeth),his family has toured as an ensemble heralded by the German media as “The American Virtuosi.” Lisa Simeone of NPR wrote, “Like a Baltimore version of the Family Von Trapp, the Borowsky Family entertains audiences around the world with their classical music performances.” In 2008, The American Virtuosi were invited by the Chinese Olympic Committee and the Chinese Federation of Social Sciences to welcome the Olympics with a “One-World One-Dream One-Family” tour of China. In the same year, The American Virtuosi toured the United States east coast with the Young German Symphony Orchestra as soloists for Beethoven’s Triple Concerto and were invited to be Artists-in-Residence of the Rhein-Neckar Cultural Foundation of Germany.

Borowsky's discography for ICRecords includes Pearls of Music, Musical Favorites of All Times, Music for Peace, Jewish Joys and Sorrows, PRIME, Postcards from Dilsberg, and the Beethoven Triple Concerto.

Mr. Borowsky holds degrees from Indiana University (B.M., M.M.) and  The University of Maryland (D.M.A.). He has also studied at the Icelandic Academy of the Arts. His teachers have included Erick Friedman, Dorothy DeLay, Roman Totenberg, Zoltan Szabo, Guðný Guðmundsdóttir, Jamie Laredo, Mark Kaplan, Menaham Pressler, and James Stern.

"She began with three movements from the Bach third solo-suite in which she impressively demonstrated her artistic excellency and high level of musicality most impressively. Oozing overall confidence and with sovereignty, she played with a superbly juicy tone, rich in resonance, with a dance-like swing and full of spirit. Particularly masterful was her performance of Hindemith’s cello-sonata, achieving creative maturity in the very challenging work, which is totally unusual for her young age. Very courageous and with a grip full of relish she made music, marvelously colorful and with deep expression as well as with a compelling temperament. With relish there followed celebrated fireworks with David Popper’s “Hungarian Rhapsody.”
Heidelberg Rhein-Neckar Zeitung, Germany