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. He made his solo orchestral debut at the age of fourteen with the Pittsburgh Symphony. Since then he has appeared with numerous orchestras and collaborated with such artists as Midori, Viktoria Mullova, Kim Kashkashian and Jeffrey Khaner. Charles Abramovic has recorded for EMI Classics with Sarah Chang and for Avie Recordings with Jeffrey Khaner, and his recording of the solo piano works of Delius on the DTR label has won high praise in both the United States and Europe. He is highly dedicated to performing and recording contemporary music and has recorded works by Milton Babbitt, Gunther Schuller, Joseph Schwanter and others. Charles Abramovic 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 the Faculty Award for Creative Achievement from Temple University, where he is currently Professor and Interim Department Chair at the Boyer College of Music and Dance. His teachers have included Natalie Phillips, Leon Fleisher, Eleanor Sokoloff, and Harvey Wedeen.