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CameraMusic ushers in its 2021 series with two of today’s most exciting young chamber musicians, Arnaud Sussmann and Michael Brown, who have collaborated frequently as a duo and as members of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.
Winner of a 2009 Avery Fisher Career Grant, Arnaud Sussmann has distinguished himself with his unique sound, bravura, and profound musicianship. Minnesota’s Pioneer Press writes, “Sussmann has an old-school sound reminiscent of what you'll hear on vintage recordings by Jascha Heifetz or Fritz Kreisler, a rare combination of sweet and smooth that can hypnotize a listener.” Sussmann has captured the attention of critics and audiences worldwide, appearing recently with the Mariinsky Orchestra under Valery Gergiev, the Vancouver Symphony, and the New World Symphony. As a chamber musician, he has performed at the Tel Aviv Museum in Israel, London’s Wigmore Hall, Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, the White Nights Festival in Saint Petersburg, the Dresden Music Festival in Germany, and the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC, as well as being a member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center since 2006.
Winner of a 2018 Emerging Artist Award from Lincoln Center and a 2015 Avery Fisher Career Grant, pianist Michael Brown has been praised for his “fearless performances” by The New York Times. He has recently performed as soloist with the Seattle Symphony, the National Philharmonic, and the Grand Rapids, North Carolina, New Haven, and Albany symphonies; and in recital at Carnegie Hall, the Mostly Mozart Festival, and Caramoor. He is an artist of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, performing frequently at Alice Tully Hall and on tour. Mr. Brown was selected by András Schiff to perform on an international tour making solo debuts in Berlin, Milan, Florence, Zurich’s Tonhalle, and New York’s 92nd Street Y. Also a composer, Michael Brown has been hailed as “one of the leading figures in the current renaissance of performer-composers” by The New York Times.