Emmanuel Borowsky, Violin
Emmanuel Borowsky, violin, has toured a staggering 37 countries throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Borowsky’s early achievements include performances in the Kumho Gallery Child Prodigy Series in Seoul, on the NPR show “From the Top”, and a Carnegie Hall debut at age 17. Borowsky has been featured as soloist with orchestras including the Tianjin, Poznan, and Katowice Symphony Orchestras, 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 by POL-SAT. In March 2018, he premiered Yoshiyahu, a violin concerto by acclaimed composer James Lee III, with the Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra. This past season, Emmanuel toured Lithuania as soloist with the Alytus Dream Orchestra, premiered a commissioned duo by James Lee III, and performed Beethoven’s Violin Concerto with the Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra. Emmanuel’s love of music is manifested in his educational work with aspiring musicians. Each summer, he teaches violin and chamber music at the esteemed Intermuse International Music Institute and Festival USA. He is on the faculty of Towson University and Dickinson College, and also teaches privately in Baltimore. Borowsky holds degrees from the Icelandic Academy of the Arts, Indiana University (B.M., M.M.) and University of Maryland (D.M.A). His lifelong curiosity for how things work has led him to undertake a journey into areas of string playing that few performers have ever ventured: the world of luthiers, bow makers, and acoustics. Through his work at the Oberlin Acoustics Workshop and personal research on the contemporary market, Emmanuel has become an expert in the process of finding the right instrument for the player and works through his shop, Grace Albert Strings.