NNM and JOHN HARBISON
Concerts and events celebrating jazz, poetry and American folk song, April 4 - 6:
- Charles AbramovicPiano
- Paul ArnoldViolin
- Jonathan BlumenfeldOboe
- David CramerFlute
- Paul R. DemersClarinet
- Chris DevineyPercussion
- Mary Wheelock JavianDouble Bass
- Thomas KrainesCello
- Jan KrzywickiConductor
- Rachel KuViola
- Elizabeth Starr MasoudniaEnglish Horn
- Angela Zator NelsonPercussion
- Susan NowickiPiano
- Hirono OkaViolin
- Anthony OrlandoPercussion
- Linda ReichertPiano
- Arne RunningClarinet
- Michal SchmidtCello
- Edward SchultzFlute
Charles Abramovic, Piano
Pianist Charles Abramovic has won critical acclaim for his international performances as soloist, chamber musician and collaborator with leading instrumentalists and singers. As a solo recitalist, he has performed throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe, and has played at major festivals in Salzburg, Berlin, Bermuda, Dubrovnik, Vancouver, Aspen, and Newport. Mr. Abramovic made his solo orchestral debut at the age of fourteen with the Pittsburgh Symphony. Since then he has appeared with numerous orchestras, including the Baltimore Symphony, the Nebraska Chamber Orchestra, the Florida Philharmonic, the Colorado Philharmonic, and the Pennsylvania Sinfonia.
Highly regarded as a collaborator, Mr. Abramovic appears regularly with such stellar artists as violinists Midori, Sarah Chang, Robert McDuffie, Viktoria Mullova, violist Kim Kashkashian and flutist Jeffrey Khaner. With these and other artists he has performed in the world’s most prestigious concert halls, as well as for radio and television broadcasts in Asia, Europe, and Canada.
He has recorded for EMI Classics with Sarah Chang, and for Avie Recordings with Jeffrey Khaner. His recording of the solo piano works of Delius on the DTR label has won high praise in both the United States and Europe. Mr. Abramovic is highly dedicated to performing and recording contemporary music, and has recorded works by Milton Babbitt, Gunther Schuller, Joseph Schwanter and others for CRI, Bridge, and Koch International Classics.
Mr. Abramovic is a professor of Keyboard Studies at Temple University’s Boyer College of Music. He is actively involved in the musical life of Philadelphia, performing regularly with groups such as Network for New Music and Orchestra 2001. In 1997 he won the Career Development Award from the Philadelphia Musical Fund Society, and recently received Temple University’s Faculty Award for Creative Achievement.
A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and the Peabody Conservatory, Mr. Abramovic received his Doctorate in Musical Arts from Temple University. His teachers have included Natalie Phillips, Leon Fleisher, Eleanor Sokoloff, and Harvey Wedeen.
He currently lives in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania with his wife, cellist and composer Heidi Jacob, and their son, Robert.